Dr. Patrick Condon, UBC urban design professor, is seeking for a spot in Vancouver’s mayoral race this fall on a housing-centric platform informed by by his scholarly and community work.
In a race of six candidates, Kevin Doering, Jakob Gattinger, Daniel Lam, Ian Sapollnik and Simran Brar have secured the five senator-at-large positions on the student caucus of the UBC Vancouver Senate.
This year, The Ubyssey is doing things a little differently. Instead of publishing candidate profiles where students could read transcriptions of short interviews with each candidate, we’ve restructured it.
Citing that he is motivated to run “because the Senate is full of shit,” Chen’s platform centres around repelling the arts language requirement, affordable education, student consultation and banning commercial advertising in classrooms.
Simran Brar is a third-year biology student running to be a student-at-large on the Vancouver Senate this year. Brar frames her campaign with the three key values of dedication, engagement and transparency.
Third-year atmospheric science student Daniel Lam served on the Student Senate caucus for this past academic year, and is currently running for re-election. His platform reflects ongoing work done by student senators and several new initiatives.
Wednesday’s debate featured candidates Daniel Lam, Simran Brar, Kevin Doering, William Chen, Ian Sapollnik and Jakob Gattinger, each contending for one of five student-at-large positions on the UBC Vancouver Senate.
The Microsoft-funded “Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative” is a joint research venture between the universities that will involve students, community members and researchers to address issues faced by growing cities in the Pacific Northwest.
The increase in hiring of female faculty to the tenure stream from 35.4 to 46 per cent from 2010 to 2014 is a step in the right direction, but disparities are still seen at the tenure and administration levels.
Hana Golightly is a second-year media studies student and a staff writer for The Ubyssey. This year she has kept six small plants mostly alive, and that’s all anyone can really hope for if you ask her!
On January 16, UBC President Santa Ono announced the appointment of Julia Wagemakers as executive director in the Office of the President and Dr. Weihong Song as senior advisor to the president on China.
There is really only one person who springs to mind when I hear the word “diva,” and that person is Mariah Carey. Case in point — the title of her last album was Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. She really did that and I love her for it.
Under the direction of Hermiston, the UBC Opera Ensemble performed excerpts from Rigoletto and Candide, and while the dancing was best seen through splayed fingers, the vocal performances were ultimately a joy to watch.
Santa Ono will be installed as the 15th president of UBC on November 22. His official installation comes just over four months after Ono was tapped to be the university’s next president, and will feature a panel of talks and a concert.
An agreement between BC Premier Christy Clark and Washington Governor Jay Inslee means UBC will be collaborating with the University of Washington more in the future. UBC and UW have emphasized the importance of using their independent strengths.