Public Consultation

Posted by: | June 29, 2007 | Comments Off on Public Consultation

Most research-intensive universities have a technology transfer office which handles licensing agreements between a university’s research product and the private sector. This includes small biomolecules with therapeutic promise, and encompasses many more technologies with potential for health improvement or disease treatment. The University Industry Liaison Office at UBC has been meeting with a group of […]

Noticed UBC in the national news lately? It’s probably because of the University Golf Course. So what exactly is happening? How about an explanation – in timeline form.1990: Developer David Ho leases the University Golf Course, on University Boulevard, from the provincial government. The land has what’s called a “restrictive covenant” attached to it, which […]

A polemic by Arts councilor Nathan Crompton It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has an enemy in all those who profit by the old order, and only […]

Does UBC need a VP Students?

Posted by: | June 15, 2007 | 6 Comments

Due to a hole in WordPress, this post’s author is misattributed. The follow was written by Tim Louman-Gardiner . Disclaimer: I have some privileged information on subjects related to this one. But any information contained herein comes from some other source; nothing in here is confidential in any way. Brian Sullivan has served as UBC’s […]

Isn’t it ironic that the University is now the the valiant protector of parkland in the face of development and the Musqueam are the rabid private interest group? From today’s Globe and Mail: Gary MasonJune 14, 2007VANCOUVER — One of the most prime pieces of real estate in the country, home to one of the […]

Chitchat with Mark Latham – he's going to take over the world!

Posted by: | June 7, 2007 | Comments Off on Chitchat with Mark Latham – he's going to take over the world!

Last year, the ex-wall street strategist, UBC alum, and ex-professor Mark Latham walked into an AMS council meeting waving around 8 thousand dollars. He wanted to use the AMS as the first testing ground for his media revolution. The result was Voter Funded Media, the contest that this blog was created for. For those of […]

Campus Plan Report

Posted by: | June 5, 2007 | 6 Comments

You’ve all seen the signs carpeting our pavements and draping our buildings at UBC, asking you “what’s the plan?”. This fancy publicity campaign is promoting the process of coming up with a ten-year strategic plan for the academic campus of UBC. The Plan addresses the holistic, and specific vision for all of the university’s institutional […]

Executive interview series part IV: VP-X Matthew Naylor

Posted by: | June 4, 2007 | Comments Off on Executive interview series part IV: VP-X Matthew Naylor

Last week I sat down for the fourth chat of the our series, with AMS VP External Matthew Naylor on the sunny SUB rooftop patio. As the ambient noises of the water fountain and chairs being dragged about soothe you, listen to Matt talk about lobbying, government relations, the tuition debate, expanded U-Pass service, politics […]

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