UBC faculty are not generally a rowdy bunch, but there were a couple of hundred out today protesting the Board of Governors meeting and demanding UBC management and Board accountability.
UBC faculty, staff and students were protesting the UBC Board of Governors Meeting held on campus at the R. H. Lee Alumni Centre, and demanding a clean up of the Board and university administration, in particular that:
- the Board of Governors stops holding secret, undocumented meetings
- the Board honours its duty to operate in a transparent and accountable fashion
- an external review of its past practices takes place immediately.
For more background on the issues leading to this protest, see this letter from the Faculty Association of UBC, which details how the BoG has, among other things, held committee meetings that left no official record, and made decisions about personnel matters without formal assessments or performance reviews.
News coverage of protest:
The Province: ‘Secret’ board meetings prompt UBC protest
The Ubyssey: Protest disturbs Board of Governors meeting
Here are some photos and videos from today’s protest: