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 […]

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 […]

Two fun promos!

Posted by: | September 24, 2008 | 2 Comments

Thought I’d drop by to share a couple cool clips. This is from Terry*, an interdisciplinary project at UBC that runs a course (ASIC 200) and an amazing speaker series. The newest branch of the project is Terry Talks, a one-day conference modeled on the popular TED Talks. It’ll bring UBC’s most dynamic students to […]

Introducing Maria and Blake!

Posted by: | August 12, 2008 | 12 Comments

We’re very happy to have Maria Jogova and Blake Frederick on board for this year of the blog. I’m really excited about the year to come with both of them. Now for a brief introduction to the next generation of UBC Insiders bloggers: Blake is a fourth year philosophy student and now works in the […]

Last week, the Vancouver Sun broke a story about the Campbell government’s decision to deviate from the expected funding levels for post-secondary institutions by redistributing some money, boosting health care and trade training in some colleges and cutting university funding. I wrote a post saying how reasonable this was with respect to strategic development of […]

Updates on the Arrests

Posted by: | April 6, 2008 | 10 Comments

Edit/Update: Here are some more details from the CBC website, a video and an eyewitness account from Blake Frederick, elected Senator and student. We will write a more thorough analysis as more details become available. Update 2: A judge will determine around 1pm today (Saturday April 5) at the DTES Criminal Court whether the five […]

(restructured post for new readers)Students peacefully protest the arrest of a fellow student Photocredit: Geoff Dunbrack On April 4th students lit a bonfire and held a music and dance night in support of the grassy knoll on campus. The Fire Department arrived to put out the large bonfire, and this escalated into a number of […]

Due to a hole in WordPress, this post’s author is misattributed. The follow was written by former Insiders editor Maayan Kreitzman. Don’t forget the below posts. It’s a busy week!Well, unoficial results are in, and all the questions have been approved with a majority ‘yes’ vote. Here are the numbers: Overall turnout: 44%Total votes: 18,446 […]

Weekend Update

Posted by: | March 22, 2008 | 14 Comments

Various and sundry news items: At SFU, the defederation referendum passed. Over 66% of voters voted in favour of leaving the CFS. 4500 votes were cast. To student politics people, this kind of referendum is the Most Important Thing Ever. But it goes to show that, to students writ large, it really isn’t that big […]

BioScience Building locked down

Posted by: | January 30, 2008 | 8 Comments

from the UBC website: There has been a police incident at the Bio Sciences Building, which is located at the intersection of Main Mall and University Boulevard at the University of British Columbia. On the advice of the RCMP, the Bio Sciences Building has been locked down. Building occupants have been instructed to stay where […]

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