Neal Yonson

Neal Yonson has written 246 posts for UBC Insiders

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 11 – Simona Chiose and Frances Bula

This week, Simona Chiose and Frances Bula, both of the Globe and Mail, join us to talk about collaboration, working with PR departments, and their perspectives of UBC as informed observers who spend most of their time outside the campus bubble.

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 10 – Nil Keshmiri and John Metras

This week, former Commerce Undergraduate Society president and friend of Wally the Bull, Nil Keshmiri joins us on the news beat. We talk about the KUS referendum being put to rest, a proposed boycott of UBC Food Services, gender parity in engineering, and she is more than gracious in answering our intemperate accusations about Sauder’s [...]

Amendments to Bill 41 Clarify Future of Student Society Fee Collection

Protected fees may now include “fees to support the activities and operations of a student society, including, without limitation, association fees and membership fees”.

School of Kinesiology Outspent Entire KUS Budget on Student Referendum

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?

School of Kinesiology documents show 16-month involvement in student referendum

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?

Provincial Bill Could Expand Student Society Fee Refunds

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.

October 2015 Senate Roundup: More details about the Arvind guy, please?

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.

Shit UBC Says: Take our Money and Trust Us

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.

UBC Insiders On Air, Episode 6: Anne Kessler and Joanne Fox

On this week’s show Anne Kessler, former AMS VP Academic and current member of the editorial collective of The Talon, joins us for the weekly news roundup. For our feature interview, we’re joined by Dr. Joanne Fox, who is the Principal and Academic Director of Vantage College, UBC’s special-purpose program aimed at first-year international students.

UBC, A Food Desert

A new grocery store opened up recently in the New SUB. That’s great news, because UBC is a food desert! What’s meant by a food desert? Here’s a quick experiment. Count up the mid-size and large grocery retailers in the lower mainland and sort them by municipality*. Then, compare that with Metro Vancouver’s current and [...]

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