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“Referendums, as well as the elections process more broadly, do not actively engage with youth voters. Except for BC Premier John Horgan saying that ‘pro rep is lit’ at the leaders debate, the system in place is unable to connect with a young, unstable and mobile population.“
The Allard School of Law has halted the hiring process for a new faculty position created by an alumnus’ donation, after another alumnus expressed concerns about the principal donor’s alleged complicity in violating international law.
Leading up to the City of Vancouver’s mayoral elections on October 20, UBC Debate Society, the AMS and the GSS will be hosting a candidate debate on Thursday, September 20 at the Asian Centre.
Living in a community as diverse in opinions and experiences as UBC’s, striking a balance has led to heated debates.
After almost two months of a provincial government in limbo, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon has called on John Horgan and the BC New Democrats (BC NDP) to form government, ending the 16-year reign of the BC Liberals.
The program will consist of 100 rental spaces for staff and 10 for new and incoming faculty members, located within the new faculty and staff rental housing projects that will be completed next spring.
Knott received the Gold Medal Student Award for her work towards making engineering more inclusive and diverse. The award, considered the highest national award in the profession, is handed out by Engineers Canada.
While 60 per cent of eligible voters reportedly cast their ballots, it is often those who do not make it to the polls who decide the result in close elections like these — and amongst these potential voters, youth are often the wildcards.
“People feel like we’re a special niche within Canada — we are, but it’s not a pedestal thing. We are the first people of this land [and] that needs to be accepted in a way that brings us into an equal footing so that we have equal voice.”
Three of the candidates pursuing the West Point Grey riding seat — Amanda Konkin, David Eby, and James Lombardi — debated issues such as the legalization of marijuana, health care, and the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Ahead of the BC provincial elections in May, The Ubyssey hosted a debate between three of the candidates vying for the Vancouver-Point Grey riding, centring around issues that relate to students such as student loans, affordable housing, and transit.
The pole, now standing tall and proud at Main Mall and Agronomy, was designed and hand carved by James Hart, a Haida artist from Haida Gwaii. The project was commissioned by the Audain Foundation and UBC.
On Saturday, April 1, UBC will be holding an installation ceremony of the reconciliation pole, a 55-foot tall Haida totem pole. The reconciliation pole is part of UBC’s ongoing initiative to educate and inform about Indigenous residential schools.
“The word ‘white’ was coined by the English settlers that arrived here and that’s who they call ‘the white man,’” said Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning. “But what is ‘white’?”