This is the official finale of UBC Insiders On Air. Thank you to everyone who listened, everyone we interviewed, everyone we talked news with, and everyone who talked to us at whatever event we were covering. It has been an extremely rewarding labour of love for both of us to make the show each week and meet people from all over the university that we never would have otherwise.
In this, our very last week of regular programming, we talk to UBC’s nerdiest and jock-iest constituencies! We have John Harvey for news (an engineering student and moderator of reddit’s /r/ubc). We discuss developments at the faculty association, the University Neighborhood Association’s financial woes, and the latest and concluding chapter of GuptaGate. For our feature [...]
This week we are joined for topical chats with Alex Usher, of Higher Education Strategy Associates (and post-secondary education lifer). Our main interview this week is with Linc Kesler, the Director of the First Nations House of Learning at UBC, to talk about UBC’s aboriginal agenda. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast feed by searching for “UBC [...]
This week we are joined for news by 4th-year English student (and the brains behind some of this year’s more theatrical BoG protests) Gretta Dattan and brand new AMS VP Academic and student senator Samantha So. Our main interview this week is with Sara-Jane Finlay, AVP Equity and Inclusion, to talk about UBC’s sexual assault response and policy-making.
This week Moira Warburton and Tanner Bokor join us to talk news and elections, although voting is basically over. For our feature interview, we welcome Ingrid Parent, the University Librarian.
This week Anne Kessler, former AMS VP Academic and University Affairs, now of the Talon, joins us for a breakdown of all the major AMS elections races and referenda. Our feature interview is with Gabrielle John, former Advocacy Officer the the Graduate Student Society, about her report on UBC’s sexual assault reporting processes that GSS President Tobias Friedel tried to conceal from pretty much everyone else in the society. Neal also reflects on his experiences as a GSS employee.
This week Emily Blake of CiTR’s News 101 joins us to talk about UBC’s sexual assault external investigation, the interminable saga of the Board of Governors, and AMS elections. Our feature interview is with Dr. Julie Cafley, a Vice-President at Canada’s Public Policy Forum, (an independent think tank based in Ottawa) who did her PhD [...]
This week, news with Jessica Schmidt of Her Campus UBC, and a feature interview with Vancouver Point Gray MLA and all-round cool guy Dave Eby.
The Board of Governors meetings this week provided more than enough fodder for this week’s whole episode. We talk about more secret meetings, play some tape from protests of the Board, discuss UBC’s decision not to divest, and the return of Fire Hydrant. Our interviews this week are with Alex Hemingway of UBC C350 and Milan Ilnyckyj of Toronto 350. They walk us through divestment and why it is entirely compatible with fiduciary duty.
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.