This week, former Ubyssey editor-in-chief and Syrup Trap co-conspirator Paul Bucci joins us on the news beat. For our interview, we talk to Sheldon Goldfarb, the long time archivist of the AMS.
Protected fees may now include “fees to support the activities and operations of a student society, including, without limitation, association fees and membership fees”.
If the student support expressed during this referendum is a genuine reflection of the opinion of the Kinesiology student body, why did the School of Kinesiology feel compelled to mount a $40,000, 16-month campaign?
Am I the only one who thinks it’s unacceptable for university departments to hire staff whose explicit goal is to pass a student referendum?
On this week’s show, Moira Warburton of the Ubyssey joins us for the weekly roundup. We talk about a change to the society act, tuition policy, election, and the Ubyssey’s recent features spread, “Whose Campus” We then talk to UBC’s sustainability guru John Robinson over skype from Toronto. John has just left UBC after 23 [...]
A new Bill was introduced in BC’s provincial legislature today which would allow university and college students in BC to potentially see a portion of their student fees refunded if they resign their membership in their student society.
Motion: That Senate calls on the President to approach the Board of Governors and Professor Gupta and have them renegotiate the terms of his resignation agreement so that both the University and Professor Gupta are able to speak more fully to the reasons for his resignation.
This week, Neal and I do the news roundup by our lovely selves. We then interview Mark Mac Lean, the president of the UBC faculty association, about the FA’s role in the the aftermath of the Gupta resignation, and his thoughts about the Berdahl affair, university governance, and advocacy. Some episode links: The AMS [...]
UBC has announced its latest round of substantial tuition hikes for international students. For most undergraduate programs, it will be increasing in the 40-50% range over three years. For some graduate programs the increases are up to 100%. Consultations will be held with students, but these will be limited it to where the university should [...]
UBC C+CP’s penchant for playing fast and loose with development rules has necessitated a revision of the UNA Neighbours Agreement. In formulating the plan and pushing it forward, UBC has lied to the UNA and promised them free money to gain their cooperation in a plan that would allow for the quiet expansion of private housing on campus, going against all the plans that are on the books.