Race Profile: Senate

Posted by: | January 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Race Profile: Senate

. UBC Insiders Analysis Click here to skip to profiles of the candidates in this race. Note: Alex was a student 2008-2009 senator. The Senate represents one of the places where students can influence the most change over the lives of every student. The highest governing academic body on campus, the Senate drafts the academic […]

Debate: Senatorial Quarrel

Posted by: | January 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

The problem with having an election for five spots is you end up with a race of twelve candidates (last year aside). Fortunately for us, only seven candidates showed up today to answer some questions from the moderator, Forestry Senator and All Around Good Guy Mr. Angus Cheung, and from the audience. More on their […]

Earlier this week we posted about a new Senate admissons policy, J-50. While it represents a small step in the quest for fairness in the admissions process, there is still a great deal more going on behind the scenes that is also more controversial. Indeed, while J-50 received widespread support from Senate, there were some […]

Like all of the students whose studies it governs, the UBC Vancouver Senate found itself busy during the last exam period. At their meeting on Dec 16, Senate approved a new admissions policy, J-50, which allows the Senate Admissions Committee to adjust the admissions averages of incoming high school students based on where they originate […]

Just confirmed with the Senate Secretariat that Mr. Geoff Costeloe, of Terry fame, was elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Senate this Wednesday. This is the first time a student has been elected to the position since its creation in 1916. No one formally asked for the tally, but I’m told it […]

I admit that I cannot comment on the senate proceedings this past year, as I am now living on another continent. However, if history is an indicator of the present and future, I will allow myself to write a short excerpt on student senator’s and their caucus’ effectiveness. The Continuity HarpThe majority of the Senate’s […]

Allan McEachern, Chancellor of UBC, dies at 81.

Posted by: | January 11, 2008 | Comments Off on Allan McEachern, Chancellor of UBC, dies at 81.

Allan McEachern, UBC’s chancellor passed away last night. No more details are available at this time. McEachern became UBC’s chancellor in 2002, and this year marked the end of his term. A UBC alumnus several times over, McEachern earned his Bachelor of Arts and his Law degree here. In 1990 he was awarded an honorary […]

New Tidbits from Senate

Posted by: | March 30, 2007 | 2 Comments

The UBC Vancouver Senate met and here are some updates: 1. We just established five new Chairs in the UBC Institute of Mental Health, three of which were donated by the Sauder Family through a $10 Million endowment fund, matched by the provincial government: The Sauder Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, SC in Geriatric […]

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