The VP Carousel

Posted by: | March 23, 2007 | 2 Comments

Stephen Toope was hired almost exactly one year ago. Since then two VPs have resigned, and a third will be gone in a few years (BSull). We’ve also hired a new DVC (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, or the person in charge of UBC Okanagan). UBC’s undergoing a serious period of internal change. Before I look at it, […]

UBC Insiders' claim to fame!

Posted by: | March 23, 2007 | 1 Comment

Thanks to Tim’s latest post, we’ve been featured in Maclean’s 50

Neat new stuff

Posted by: | March 22, 2007 | 2 Comments

And a plug. I refer readers to Maclean’s Education. A helluva site with tons of good articles. There’s a very useful piece on how to get a reference letter for grad school, a skill that students far too often find themselves without. And even discussions on Facebook. Apparently Spencer Keys (a friend of the show) […]

After my recent abysmal loss in the SUS elections, I found myself wondering what, exactly, do candidates need to do to themselves and surrounding victims in order to get their message out? Student leaders and political junkies constantly and lamely lament the so-called “student apathy” problem. Everyone else is too apathetic to care, frankly. The […]

Budget Highlights

Posted by: | March 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

Where I read it. So you don’t have to! The first thing to note is that post-secondary education (PSE) isn’t the showpiece of the budget. But there are a few tweaks and spending increases that will be of interest. It’s also important to note the possible implications of the equalization formula calculations – a province’s […]

It's politics – suck it up

Posted by: | March 19, 2007 | 5 Comments

(NB: This post is poorly written and rant-y. Mostly it’s a thinly veiled response to the personality conflicts that were the big “scandal” of the SUS elections. But it’s no scandal at all. It’s really just a personality clash masquerading as about “leadership” or “issues.” Also, I hate when people throw around the word “libel.” […]

Posted by: | March 18, 2007 | Comments Off on

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY The Global Outreach Students’ Association presents: (in collaboration with the College of Health Disciplines ) Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Access to Essential Medicines Saturday, March 24th, 2007 9:00 am-5:00 pm First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) FREE ADMISSION, FREE FOOD REGISTER AT Speakers include: Kelly Bannister, UVic Accessing traditional […]

SUS election results!

Posted by: | March 17, 2007 | 8 Comments

These are unofficial until next Thursday, but I thought I’d post them anyhow. Note the high voter turnout via WebCT! PresidentMichael Duncan – Yes 1079, No 206 Vice President ExternalJamil Rhajiak – Yes 989, No 227 Vice President InternalJimmy Yan – 474Stephen Yoon – 321Gregory Stegeman – 211Farzin Barekat – 157 Director of AdministrationAlex Lougheed […]

Aquatic Centre Gym, Part II

Posted by: | March 15, 2007 | 3 Comments

First, I should note an addendum to my previous post. Rec has released their proposed fee reductions. They’re very good. They’re 25-30% in the Elite (refereed) divisions, and 45-50% in the Co-rec. This is a very welcome development. Something interesting happened with the Aquatic Centre Gym closure. Note Tuesday’s Ubyssey – there were two stories, […]

Aquatic Centre Gym, Part I

Posted by: | March 14, 2007 | 3 Comments

Due to a hole in our wordpress implementation, this post is incorrectly attributed. It was originally written by Tim Louman-Gardiner. So the University decided to close the Aquatic Centre Gym. Students fought back. There’s the story. The first part is dedicated to the gym and the background – Part II will discuss the very interesting […]

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