While the extent of this policy is unclear, it is not faculty wide.
This issue of mask accessibility is also visible at UBC and within the AMS, which both have mask-wearing mandates.
Currently, the closest testing site is downtown at the City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre. For students who are displaying symptoms, visiting the downtown testing site may be difficult.
The decision comes as Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS), which has a separate budget from UBC, is projecting a deficit of $80 to $90 million, or a 40 per cent loss of revenue, for the 2020/21 fiscal year as a result of COVID-19.
A recently published report on systemic anti-Indigenous racism within BC’s health care system made several policy recommendations applicable to UBC’s faculty of medicine and School of Nursing.
The report was submitted on January 24 last year, but was not publicly released until last month when it appeared on the Institute’s website along with a formal response from PWIAS leadership, completed in November 2020.
At its first meeting of the new year on January 20, the UBC Vancouver Senate approved changes to class standings and heard a presentation from the Ombudsperson.
Fewer students will be able to complete co-op work terms in the School of Kinesiology as the school undergoes organizational restructuring, according to an email sent out by administrators.
Previously, these elections were conducted by AMS constituencies like the Arts Undergraduate Society or Science Undergraduate Society, for their respective Senate representatives.
In their role as speaker of council for the last two years, Ibrahim has largely acted as a facilitator of discussion rather than a direct participant, but has still pushed for equity and inclusion.
In the first AMS debate, ten candidates for five senator-at-large positions found consensus on issues of transparency, but newcomers slipped up occasionally on policy.
In their final debate, ten candidates for five student senator-at-large positions again found consensus on almost every issue, but the knowledge gap between Senate insiders and outsiders became more apparent.
Senate hopeful Shivani Mehta said that her current role as the AMS associate VP of academic affairs sets her apart.
Incumbent Eshana Bhangu is running for a second term in the Senate on a platform of equity, accessibility and transparency.
Newcomers Shivani Mehta and Georgia Yee have won Senate seats alongside current senators Dante Agosti-Moro, Eshana Bhangu and Julia Burnham.