Following public outcry, UBC AMS reverses decision to cut SASC’s support services

Posted on June 29th, 2018

The AMS executive has reversed its decision to cut the Sexual Assault Support Centre’s (SASC) support services three days after it announced the change. The July 5 town hall meeting scheduled after the […]

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TRU plans student housing expansion

Posted on June 27th, 2018

TRU is making big moves to expand student housing with the purchase of the six-building private rental complex, Upper College Heights. Along with the acquisition, extensive renovations to add 142 […]

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WHO declares compulsive video gaming an addictive behaviour disorder

Posted on June 20th, 2018

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, specifically an addictive behaviour disorder. The statement on Monday confirmed the fears of some parents […]

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Accessibility funding gives students the tools to succeed

Posted on June 19th, 2018

Students with disabilities enrolled at public post-secondary institutions will be given supports to succeed in their studies and train for a range of in-demand careers. Twenty post-secondary institutions will share […]

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Trinity Western loses fight for Christian law school as court rules limits on religious freedom ‘reasonable’

Posted on June 18th, 2018

A B.C.-based evangelical Christian university has lost its legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today saying it’s “proportionate and reasonable” to […]

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Canada’s largest cannabis company donates $2.5M to create UBC professorship to research pot’s potential to treat opioid addiction

Posted on June 14th, 2018

Canopy Growth, Canada’s largest cannabis and hemp company, just announced a $2.5 million contribution to the University of British Columbia (UBC) and BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) to help fund […]

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Four B.C. post-secondary institutions to collaborate on social infrastructure development

Posted on June 12th, 2018

Four of the province’s leading post-secondary institutions committed to establish the B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure. Simon Fraser University, (SFU), The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), the University of […]

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Major donation provides boost to Camosun’s new health and wellness centre

Posted on June 5th, 2018

Camosun’s new health science education building under construction will bear the name of a late local entrepreneur who co-founded Thrifty Foods. Samantha and John Wilson, co-chairs of the Together for […]

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