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Why Gupta’s Getting Severance for Quitting

It’s in his contract.

The Board of Governors Wants You To Be Ignorant

The highest governing body of a very large public institution is trying to withdraw from the public eye.

University Boulevard planning, six years later. Plus ca change…

The idea that there should be housing in this area has been the central (centrally contested, and centrally unchanged) ingredient in the U-Blvd area from the get go. But it’s still expensive, it’ s still on top of a polluting bus loop, and it’s still fundamentally adding a lot of residential density to the academic core and gateway of the campus.

BoG Forces Sauder to Repay $2M to Students

Two weeks ago, no one knew a Phase 3 of Sauder renovations existed. Construction will be starting in April. While it’s going forward, it has significantly eroded the Board’s trust in Dan Muzyka. But it’s commerce students who should feel most betrayed. They were swindled out of millions.

AMS Elections Results 2011

Your new AMS Executive: McElroy, Parson, Silley, Tyson, Tayyar

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: My Picks

Hopefully by now, many of you will have watched the videos or read my articles about the 7 architects vying for our project. I tried to give a fair assessment of the architectural firms in my write ups in order to give the readers a chance to form their own opinions. I have been asked [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Stantec Architecture / 3XN

Stantec Architecture / 3XN According to their website, “Stantec Architecture and 3XN Architects, together, bring an outstanding depth of relevant experience, significant international design achievements and a very strong Vancouver based “capacity to perform” to this project. Integrating world caliber Design, rigorous Danish Sustainable Design and LEEF Certification experience with Vancouver depth of experience and [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Henriquez Partners Architects / IBI Group

Henriquez Partners Architects / IBI Group According to their website, “The Student Union Building is the core around which student life revolves – establishing the UBC student body as a community and providing the functions that server and define the community.” Henriquez Partners Architects / IBI Group is a partnership between Henriquez Partners Architects and IBI [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: Cannon Design

Cannon Design According to their website, “For nearly two decades, Cannon Design has been nurturing a culture where imagination, invention and creative talent flourish. As a premier, world ranked firm by most any standard in all of our primary markets, we recognize that our continued success relies on more than just what we have done [...]

The New SUB Project Architect Presentations: HBBH+BH

HBBH+BH According to their website, “The new UBC Student Union Building will aim high: to empower, to advocate, to lead by example with ecological, social and financial sustainability. It will be accessible and diverse. It will be an inspirational, dignified space, at home in an exciting landscape” HBBH+BH is a partnership between HBBH and BH. [...]

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