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UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 19 – Board Protests and Divestment

Posted By Neal Yonson On February 5, 2016 @ 2:19 am In News | Comments Disabled


Alex Hemingway and Milan Ilnyckyj, divestment campaigners at UBC and U of T, respectively.

The Board of Governors meetings this week provided more than enough fodder for this week’s whole episode. We talk about more secret meetings, play some tape from the faculty-led “UBC Clean” protest of the Board, discuss UBC’s decision not to divest from fossil fuels, and the return of Fire Hydrant. Our interviews this week are with Alex Hemingway of UBC C350 and Milan Ilnyckyj of Toronto 350. They walk us through the respective fossil fuel divestment campaigns they helped lead and why the idea is entirely compatible with fiduciary duty.

We also have a bonus track with lots more tape from the lively faculty protest, with on-location speeches and interviews from a slew of faculty members: Mark Mac Lean, Bruce Rusk, Leah Keshet, Carla Nappi, Carrie Jenkins, and Jennifer Berdahl. There’s shouting!

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[4] held more secret meetings: http://ubyssey.ca/news/bog-holds-another-secret-meeting/

[5] protested the Board meeting: http://ubyssey.ca/news/board-protest-disrupts-bog-meeting/

[6] Fire Hydrant made a triumphant return to the Board of Governors.: https://twitter.com/ubcinsiders/status/694553106567135232

[7] made the same decision: http://ubyssey.ca/news/finance-committee-advises-board-of-governors-against-divestment/

[8] has written to new Board Chair Stuart Belkin and CC’ed Premier Christy Clark and Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson: http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_MemberNotice_BelkinLtr_4Feb2016_ol.htm

[9] echoed calls for an external review: http://www.ams.ubc.ca/2016/02/ams-statement-re-new-details-on-dr-guptas-departure/

[10] #governance #reform #accountability #dontseeit : https://twitter.com/MrsCelesteH/status/694934155088375808

[11] linking to these minutes of the Esteemed Afternoon Tea Society.: http://www.sindark.com/NonBlog/ATS/AustraliaMinutes.pdf

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