Starting his role after the abrupt resignation of former president and vice-chancellor Dr. Arvind Gupta, Ono focused on strategic planning, the climate crisis and mental health during his first term, with a recent focus on anti-racism.
The thrift shop project was spearheaded by Project Imagine, a student-run collective centred around sustainable community-based projects.
The weight of the world rests on our shoulders. Yet the fate of the world lies beneath the heels of the rich, their carbon footprints stamped down like corporate logos.
It was a victory for the Indigenous Seat on Council and a loss for the AMS bylaw referenda on Friday, as the former passed and the second failed to meet quorum.
In order for a referenda question to reach quorum, it must obtain a two-thirds majority of votes in its favour.
Liu, a representative for the Science Undergraduate Society on AMS Council, remained consistent in his prioritization of community outreach as the basis for accessibility and transparency moving forward. Students for Students, helmed by current AMS President Chris Hakim, delved into the high-level platform points they outlined during their first debate with specific plans for action.
The central area of contention in the debate revolved around how to best reach out to students to increase recognition of the SLFS.
Check out a summary of the questions here and stay tuned for our full explainer.
The controversy follows friction between Adshade and fraternities after she alleged in a tweet that six female students had been hospitalized after being drugged at fraternities.
”Every student advising body on campus, every faculty, every department has their own list of these mental resources that they pass out to students who come asking for this kind of stuff ... So far the solution has just been to create a list, or a PDF, or a website with bullet points.”
Earlier this school year, the Centre for Accessibility moved their accommodation letter system online onto Clockwork, the same system used for exam reservations.
In response to the recent drugging allegation at UBC fraternity events, UBC immediately launched into an investigation with the RCMP. But some organizations like SASC disagreed with UBC’s decision to move forward with the investigation without consulting the survivors.
During her studies, Lightfoot maintained “a lens that always looked at Indigenous political struggles, Indigenous rights struggles, global politics for Indigenous peoples.”
On Friday, September 6, UBC hosted UBC Pride which featured resource booths, activities and performances. Before the event took place, many UBC community members expressed cynicism, considering the university’s recent track record with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. We sent a few writers to attend the events and share their thoughts.
The Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) is meant to serve as a hub for “digital transformation challenges” that will address community-based problems or opportunities through the utilization of AWS’s cloud-based expertise and technology.