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Former UBC President Breaks Silence On Sudden Resignation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Dr. Arvind Gupta left his post last summer.

Clay Used By B.C. First Nations Is Killing 'Untreatable' Bacteria

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Neat.

UBC Faculty Apologizes To Students For Sexual Assault Policies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Over two dozen faculty signed, saying they're sorry for "not demanding better."

The Big Perk Of Spending Money On Others

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living

Buying for yourself is nice. Buying for someone else? Even better.

What Does Openness Mean For Canadian Development Assistance?

Julian Dierkes | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Julian Dierkes

Openness and transparency permeates the mandate letters issued to members of cabinet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is a recurring theme in statements by his government. In fact, it is the only theme next to climate change so far. But what does openness mean for development assistance?

UBC Grad Students Create Their Own Harassment Reporting Website

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Society president Tobias Friedel says the website's launch is merely coincidental to students' recent complaints.

UBC Failed Its Sexual Assault Victims On Every Level

Michael Stewart | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Stewart

The women Mordvinov allegedly assaulted made multiple complaints at the departmental level, at UBC's Equity Inclusion Office, to Associate Vice-President of Equity and Inclusion Sara-Jane Finlay, the UBC ombudsperson and Student Conduct and Safety Services. There were likely more. Every office failed these women.

Ottawa Sues UBC Over Dentist's Alleged Misuse Of Funds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The lawsuit has been filed at the B.C. Supreme Court.

Reporting Assault To UBC Worse Than Attack Itself: Former Student

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Another ex-student said she plans on filing a human rights complaint.

UBC Students To Respond To Sexual Assault Claims

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A group of current and former UBC grad students says it will announce the launch of an external process "intended to hold the university to account and pressure the university to implement needed reforms."

UBC Athletes To Wear Sensors To Track Head Injuries

CBC | Posted 11.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"What we're trying to do is get a little more info on what's occurring in head trauma and football."

UBC Slammed For Revealing Galloway's Suspension

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Unfortunately, this confidential information was released to the public..."

Universities Can Afford To Provide All Workers With Fair Pay

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Larry Rousseau

More and more, administrators are squeezing their workers as much as possible to cover teaching and research. Sessional lecturers are being used as low-cost labour for the former while the latter is now increasingly being undertaken by postdoctoral scholars.

Publisher, Writers Defend Steven Galloway After UBC Suspension

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

One Vancouver novelist called him "the soul of the local writing community."

UBC Boasts Of 3 Alumni To Reach Prime Minister's Office

CP | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Kim Campbell and John Turner also graduated from the school.

UBC Chair Resigns After Review Finds 'Errors In Judgment'

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

An investigation cleared John Montalbano and the Sauder School of Business of trying to muzzle a professor, but said they made "mistakes."

Viral Video Gives Canada's Voter Turnout Big, Fat 'F-Minus-Minus'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Friendly reminder: 39 per cent of eligible Canadians chose "no one" in the last federal election.

One Of World's Tallest Wooden Buildings Planned For UBC

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The tower will be 18 storeys tall once complete.

Here's Who The Market Says Will Win Canada's Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business

There’s a theory out there that if you want the most accurate possible forecast of election results, ask the people who have money riding on it. ...

UBC Is Giving Out Scholarships For $0

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Don't all jump at once.

UBC Feud Casts Light On Who Sits On University, Agency Boards

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

When so many agencies that most see as local or regional are, in fact, controlled by the B.C. government it puts the very idea of local autonomy into doubt.

UBC Board Chair To Leave Post Temporarily During Investigation

CP | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER — John Montalbano is temporarily stepping down as chairman of the board of governors at the University of British Columbia amid a dispute ...

Prof Who Collected Bottles For 25 Years Leaves $1 Million To UBC

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Wilbert "Ted" Danner created the Beer-Pop Can-Bottle Deposit Refund Award in 1989.

UBC Board Chair Denies Threatening Professor's Academic Freedom

CBC | Jason Proctor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The chairman of the University of British Columbia's board of governors, John Montalbano, says he didn't threaten the academic freedom or funding of...

Free Speech Scandal Swirls After UBC President's Resignation

CBC | Jason Proctor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"I felt more gagged than I have ever felt in my life," said a business professor.