On October 4, the Persian Club worked alongside community members to organize a march from the Nest to the Engineering Cairn following government crackdowns on protesters in Iran in response to the death of Mahsa Amini.
On September 24 over Homecoming weekend, UBC held a simulcast symposium across its Okanagan and Vancouver campuses to kick off their fundraising and alumni engagement campaign.
UBC piloted a Wellness Mentors Program aimed at supporting BIPOC students, however it is no longer running. UBC says it is still committed to supporting BIPOC’s mental health through various other programs.
Students at the School of Social Work are calling UBC’s commitment to reconciliation and decolonization into question after not receiving a response to an open letter critical of the university’s communications and handling of the mourning of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Arts Student Centre (ASC) is running to be the next AMS VP finance on a platform based on communication, financial transparency and increased support for student involvement in clubs.
At Friday’s VP finance debate, candidates agreed on pursuing financial accountability and student engagement, with division on how they would implement their plans.
President Eshana Bhangu gave an update on a March divestment motion and an increase in mental health coverage.
Andrew Parr, the associate vice president of Student Housing and Community Services (SCHS), explained the closure was due to the high cost to operate Fooood, which he believes was not the most effective use of resources.
Students and members of the Iranian community gathered at the Martha Piper Plaza to mourn the passing of Mahsa Amini and share in the sadness of Iranians around the world.
In his presentation, Dr. Paul Kershaw critiqued how the unaffordability crisis is framed in current discourse about housing.
The UBC Vancouver Senate met for its first meeting with an in-person component since the start of the pandemic to discuss an agreement for the UBC’s Faculty of Education and to say goodbye to President Santa Ono.
Research assistants and student academic workers at UBC are trying to unionize following years of complaints around pay inequity, bullying and harassment from supervisors and unrealistic work expectations.
Candidates for AMS VP finance questioned each other on platform points and qualifications at the first of two by-election debates Tuesday night.
In January 2022, the AMS announced it would expand mental health coverage in the AMS/GSS Health & Dental from $1,000 to $1,500, backdated to September 2021. But, on August 31, the student society quietly let the extra $500 in coverage expire.
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In July, former VP Finance Rita Jin resigned after AMS Council did not approve her course schedule for the summer and fall. President Eshana Bhangu has served in the role since, first as a temporary replacement and then officially as the interim VP finance.
Students who spoke to The Ubyssey said the increase helped them access support for mental health and reduced the financial burden when seeing a therapist.
Across faculties, professors are approaching the new term in different ways to accommodate their teaching styles and course content as some students say they are fine with entirely in-person classes.
Students and faculty have mixed reactions to UBC’s decision not to reimplement mask policies for the fall term.