Neal Yonson

Neal Yonson has written 246 posts for UBC Insiders

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 18 – ARVIND-SANITY!

Wow. What a week. Dr. Gupta’s on the show this week, along with student Senator Gurvir Sangha and Faculty Association President Mark Mac Lean.

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 17 – Everything Presidential

We’re back in the first episode of 2016! This week we delve into the UBC presidential search, and play some tape from the open town hall, as well as an on-location interview with Chancellor Lindsay Gordon. The presidential atmosphere continues with pleasing symmetry, as AMS president Aaron Bailey rejoins us too.

January 2016 Senate Roundup: Annual Report Edition

Senate Roundup, January 2016

Presidential Search Town Hall Looks for Unicorn Candidate

The ideal UBC President turns out to be a unicorn – magical and sparkly but unfortunately non-existent. Ultimately, people who spoke at the town hall weren’t narrowly expressing what they expected from the single individual who will become UBC’s next president, but broadly from the university’s leadership as a whole.

Full, heavily redacted version of the Smith Report released

The full report, after having gone through UBC’s severing process, arguably contains even less information than the executive summary which was released on October 15, 2015.

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 15 – Rohit Joseph and CIRDI

On this week’s show Rohit Joseph of CiTR’s News101 gets into football recruiting, the ongoing case of Creative Writing prof Steven Galloway, UBC’s new Board Chair Stuart Belkin, and delivers an appreciation of the man, the legend, Nardwuar.

We also interview two people with divergent views on the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute.

My application for the UBC Board of Governors

It turns out that the Board Resourcing and Development Office, the arm of the provincial government that makes appointments to provincial boards, is always accepting applications to be a UBC Governor. Anyone can apply! So, without further ado…

Stuart Belkin appointed to UBC Board of Governors

What a relief it is that the Board will finally be able to hear the perspective of another white, middle-aged, ultra-rich businessman, a voice that has so tragically been underrepresented at this Board table for far too long.

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 13 – Caitlin Cunningham and Kaitlin Russell

For news this week, Neal and Maayan give a quick update on the suspension of Steven Galloway and the Faculty Association once again calling out the university, the CBC documentary “School of Secrets” and muse about whether Martha Piper lives in a completely different reality than everyone else, and the recent Board of Governors committee [...]

November 2015 Senate Roundup: Leaves of Absence policy changes

The UBC Vancouver Senate will be holding its November meeting this Wednesday. Here’s a rundown of some notable items on the agenda.

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