The UBC Vancouver Senate will be holding its November meeting this Wednesday. Here’s a rundown of some notable items on the agenda.
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.
Overall, this a pretty dry agenda even for Senate.
Senate Roundup, May 2015
Senate Roundup, April 2015
The reason the Bachelor + Master of Management program is first of its kind in Canada is because no other school in Canada is sketchy enough to sell Master’s degrees to high school students.
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.
Even candidates with NO previous experience with Senate comment that is an exceptionally slow moving body. SENATE TAKE NOTE, you have a horrible reputation. Let’s speed things up a bit. Exams, be it databases or release dates, have become a priority to students everywhere. Excellent, let’s get some movement there!
In past years the number of candidates who didn’t fully understand the body they were running to be elected to was astounding.
There seems to be confusion over what the UBC Senate does, perpetuated in large part by AJ Hajir Haijian’s website. Because AJ is a current student senator, in my role as Chair of the Student Senate Caucus I feel that it is important that the record be set straight to avoid unrealistic expectations for the incoming student senators. -Joël Mertens