Board of Governors

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International Tuition Increases – 5 year plan

UBC has announced its latest round of substantial tuition hikes for international students. For most undergraduate programs, it will be increasing in the 40-50% range over three years. For some graduate programs the increases are up to 100%. Consultations will be held with students, but these will be limited it to where the university should [...]

It’s Official: Board Member Contact Info Considered Private

Earlier this year, I filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request with the province’s Board Resourcing and Development Office (BRDO). They are responsible for managing appointments to various provincial boards. This includes the boards of all public universities in the province, but also things like hospital boards, police boards, marketing boards, and others (you could [...]

UNA Lurches Forward With Plan to Extend Reach Beyond Its Borders

The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) is working with UBC to allow for the possibility of the UNA imposing its by-laws on and collecting revenues from residents who don’t live within its borders, an unsettling way of expanding its jurisdiction.

Who Do Elected Board Members Represent? Not You.

The elected members of the Board represent the university, and no one else.

Notes on a Farce

From outside the room, today’s secret Board meeting was a disrespectful farce brought to you by a bunch of people who think they’re the smartest people in the room, and that everyone else on campus is a complete fucking moron.

Last UBC Presidential Search Cost $430,000

In addition to Gupta’s $450,000 severance, hiring the next president will cost just as much too.

Where in the World is John Montalbano?

To summarize, John Montalbano and Lindsay Gordon do not have offices. They cannot be reached by email. They cannot be reached by phone. The two most powerful men at UBC are ghosts.

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.

FOI Releases Shed Light Into Board Appointment Process

Two recent Freedom of Information releases about provincial appointments to the UBC Board of Governors attempt to shed some light on the process by which the members of the university’s highest governing body are chosen.

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