Freedom of Information Applies to UBC's Corporate Entities

Posted by: | April 25, 2009 | Comments Off on Freedom of Information Applies to UBC's Corporate Entities

UBC just got a little more transparent. A very recent ruling from the Office of the Infomation and Privacy Commissioner for BC has ruled that UBC must release records requested under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) for three of its subsidiaries: UBC Properties Investment Ltd., UBC Research Enterprises Inc. and […]

In case you were unaware, 99 Chairs and Trek Express will be closed for the summer in order to undergo renovations. 99 Chairs is kaput, to be replaced by a White Spot. Pizza Pizza and Timmy’s will be staying put and the sandwich place will get a new name familiar to those in Vanier: Stackables. […]

From the Archives

Posted by: | April 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

Please accept my apologies in advance to those who find copy and paste posts offensive. I was recently introduced to CanLII, a site that archives court decisions. After a brief search for “UBC”, I found this one which was too funny not to pass along. “The plaintiff says that U.B.C. should not have left a […]

AUS Election Results

Posted by: | April 9, 2009 | 6 Comments

The AUS Elections happened quite recently, and the results are posted below. I’m a little bit saddened, in general, by elections of both the AUS and SUS- a fair number of the positions this year were uncontested or were yes/no votes. In fact, the UBC Debate Society’s election was more contested than either election (only […]

Introducing Neal Yonson

Posted by: | April 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

Hi everyone, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Neal, who will be joining the Insiders team! Neal has already done some writing for us, as you all well know by know, and has been really passionate about some of the things going on at UBC, particularly those to do with the NCAA. […]

Stay Safe

Posted by: | April 5, 2009 | Comments Off on Stay Safe

Some of you may have heard the news today about a woman who was killed in Pacific Spirit Park on what appears to be a random attack while she was out for a run/walk around 41st and Camosun. I just wanted to make a quick post in relation to it, as I know that with […]

Collect $200 As You Pass Go

Posted by: | April 3, 2009 | 6 Comments

As a number of media sites have already reported, UBC lost its parking case at the BC Supreme Court. The court found that UBC has no authority to issue parking tickets or collect money for parking violations. I know what you’re thinking… Well, not necessarily. The suit focused on UBC’s ability to issue parking tickets […]

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