UBC’s own pandemic response has been guided by an eight-year-old document in the process of being updated, but its response still closely mirrors the policies of other universities across Canada.
However, revenue shortfalls from a drop in the number of international students enrolled in the fall could have major financial implications for UBC.
In an effort to deconstruct the concept of academic freedom, the UBC Students Against Bigotry hosted a panel called "Academic Freedom: Under Threat at UBC?" that invited the university community to consider many of the questions underlying this debate.
United Islam Awareness Week, a week-long event from January 20 to 24 put on by the Muslim Student Association, took place as a series of seminars and events to raise awareness about Islam and Muslim culture.
The current policy, as outlined by the UBC Senate states that student evaluations serve to help make decisions of salary, promotion, tenure and institutional recognition.
"Some people argue that fraternity parties aren’t the problem at all — that it is not the fault of the fraternity for a few 'bad apples' that commit sexual assault. We cannot hold fraternities as a whole responsible and it’s not fair to punish them as an entirety."