UBC got some flack this year for their mega tuition increases for international students. Domestic students have been spared from drastic changes in the cost of education in recent years thanks to a BC government policy limiting tuition+fee increases to 2% a year since 2005. But that policy is very quietly being reinterpreted. I have [...]
In this, our very last week of regular programming, we talk to UBC’s nerdiest and jock-iest constituencies! We have John Harvey for news (an engineering student and moderator of reddit’s /r/ubc). We discuss developments at the faculty association, the University Neighborhood Association’s financial woes, and the latest and concluding chapter of GuptaGate. For our feature [...]
This week we are joined for topical chats with Alex Usher, of Higher Education Strategy Associates (and post-secondary education lifer). Our main interview this week is with Linc Kesler, the Director of the First Nations House of Learning at UBC, to talk about UBC’s aboriginal agenda. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast feed by searching for “UBC [...]
This week Moira Warburton and Tanner Bokor join us to talk news and elections, although voting is basically over. For our feature interview, we welcome Ingrid Parent, the University Librarian.
Is it time to breakout the #fakeapology hashtag again? We think so. As covered last week, and discussed in this week’s podcast, all is not well over at the Graduate Student Society, where a report that ought to have been the cornerstone of its policy and advocacy on the topic of sexual assault was instead [...]
This week Emily Blake of CiTR’s News 101 joins us to talk about UBC’s sexual assault external investigation, the interminable saga of the Board of Governors, and AMS elections. Our feature interview is with Dr. Julie Cafley, a Vice-President at Canada’s Public Policy Forum, (an independent think tank based in Ottawa) who did her PhD [...]
The UBC Graduate Student Society (GSS) is attempting to suppress its own report critiquing UBC’s response to sexual assault complaints. UBC Insiders received copies of it from two separate individuals and after communicating with its author, Gabrielle John, we have decided to post it. The report, titled Strengthening Accountability Surrounding Issues of Sexual Violence: How [...]
This week, news with Jessica Schmidt of Her Campus UBC, and a feature interview with Vancouver Point Gray MLA and all-round cool guy Dave Eby.
This is by far the clearest picture anyone has had so far of the crisis leading up to the resignation. If the criticisms in John Montalbano’s letters to Gupta are to be believed, the rumors that Gupta was feared by his Executive team, facing mutiny from the Deans, and experiencing mounting distrust from the Board of Governors all seem to be true, with problems connecting to the Public Affairs department, and a weak staff in the presidential office to make matters worse.
In this week’s special show, we have UBC Insiders alum Alex Lougheed on the news beat. We then interview Philip Steenkamp, UBC’s brand new VP External on how it feels to be the adult in the room after a tumultuous season of UBC news. Then, we have a special segment with Sam Fenn and Gordon [...]