The ISI Fund is an initiative across both the UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan campuses that directly supports the implementation of the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP), which was launched in September 2020.
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A youth-led climate group is organizing a round of demonstrations at UBC to push the university to fully divest from fossil fuels by the end of the year.
The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) is currently working on a project to make washrooms more inclusive at both UBC’s campuses, in line with the university’s broad commitment to inclusion.
UBC is once again planning to build a basketball court in the Wesbrook Place neighbourhood after it abruptly withdrew the project application last November.
On November 17, the AMS launched its first annual Student Experience Survey (SES) in order to better understand how to improve its services for students.
A sensory room is an area with reduced lighting and sound that individuals can use when they feel overstimulated, specifically allowing them to reduce stress.
Ono said that there have been ongoing discussions within UBC about establishing a COVID-19 testing site on or near campus for symptomatic individuals.
The website allows students to use filters such as price, cuisine, and location to easily search for specific food vendors.
As chief student health officer, Hassam will oversee student health services and implement health-related strategies in UBC’s strategic plans.
The Asian Canadian Research Engagement Centre intends to bring together resources to address the problem of anti-Asian racism.
At the final AMS Council meeting of the 2020-2021 school year on April 28, external consultant Adeline Huynh gave an update on the progress of the almost finalized AMS Equity Plan.
AMS President Cole Evans’s apparent unpopularity emerged in the contested Senate race — he was the only incumbent not re-elected.
In mid-February, Senate extended the course withdrawal deadline for winter term 2, to April 14 or the last day of a course, whichever is earlier.
The recommendations intend to create ways for students to access information about elections and executive roles, and for the society to reduce the elections timeline, to increase executive salaries and to reach out to equity-seeking communities.
Two ASL courses, ASL 100 and ASL 101, under the Department of Linguistics, will be taught by Nigel Howard, the interpreter for Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix at the provincial COVID-19 briefings over the past months.