Another year, another attempt at a random precedent setting undergrad cash grab from UBC. This year’s version is the proposed Bachelor of International Economics (BIE), a new degree program in the Vancouver School of Economics (VSE), a new school in the faculty of Arts.
Yes, children make noise when they’re running around and having fun and that might be annoying. It’s a known design defect and no software patch has yet been developed to fix this bug. However, complaining about noise from a playground is something that makes you look like the crankiest of cranky old coots.
Would UBC break the law to fulfill their market housing ambitions?
“The recommended … amendments to the Land Use Plan are the designation of the current ‘Area Under Review’ to ‘Academic’ which will allow student housing.”
In a race with only two spots available, to have 7 candidates who all demonstrated a good level of understanding and engagement in the Board process is outstanding – it shows a student interest in the larger issues like we haven’t had in years’ past.
The bitter impression left by Bijan in last year’s election makes executives endorsing anyone a bit hesitant. The controversy of those events will take a few years for hacks to forget. I do feel encouraged to weigh in on one race, where I think I can offer a perspective: the Board of Governors.
In past years the number of candidates who didn’t fully understand the body they were running to be elected to was astounding.
By approving this amendment package as presented, the board committee also endorsed putting 310,000 sq. ft. of housing in the Gage South area. Certainly, this wasn’t their intention. Board members didn’t seem aware that this was one of the major implications of their decision on the Wesbrook Place amendments. But when you put the cart before the horse, as both the board and C+CP are fond of doing, things like this are bound to happen.
SHHS Expands First Year Housing Guarantee
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.