UBC sent an email to international students on July 20 announcing that those who still need to quarantine are eligible for what it called a “UBC Quarantine Bursary.”
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UBC Housing wrote that a student living on the seventh floor of an unknown building had their mezuzah — an encased prayer scroll that is hung in doorways to serve as a blessing — removed from their doorpost and vandalized by three individuals on July 22.
As COVID-19 cases surge elsewhere in BC, the prevalence of the virus remains low at UBC.
The most recent letter criticized UBC for failing to “sincerely” engage with student concerns that the AMS had raised in its last correspondence.
UBC Eats, launched in May, features monthly and weekly subscription plans that allow the customer to select what dishes to eat for a given week.
The vaccination rate for the 50+ crowd at UBC is lagging slightly behind surrounding areas according to neighbourhood-level vaccination figures.
Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry seemed to suggest that the Public Health Office was considering requiring proof of immunization in university residences — an idea that was quickly rejected by the Ministry of Health.
Stephanie Hale’s and UBC’s legal teams will finish up cross examination in August, following UBC’s failure to disclose an email exchange between key actors in the case.
Recent grads Rohan Siyal and Jovan Choongh founded meal delivery service Grubgrab in January 2019 when they were second-year students.
The petition, which has 146 signatures as of publishing, also asks that the university host a vaccination drive on campus and release a public statement that encourages those off-campus to receive their vaccines.
The university expects that a majority of students will have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by September, but there have been calls to ensure this is the case via a vaccine mandate.
In a fiery letter sent to UBC admin and the Board of Governors yesterday, the student union called on UBC to mandate vaccinations in student residences and masks in lecture halls.
The first in-person AMS Council meeting in more than a year and a half ran for more than four hours last night as councillors adjusted to the new hybrid format.
Linkletter’s hearing has now been delayed for the second time due to one of Proctorio’s lawyers going on medical leave until early September.
UBC remains a bit lower than surrounding neighbourhoods in terms of vaccination coverage.