UBC board of governors votes against divestment from fossil fuel industry

Board chooses instead to establish a sustainable future fund with seed funding of $10 million.
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Clarity needed in UBC system for handling sex assault allegations: report

VANCOUVER — University of British Columbia staff who handled sexual assault allegations made against a PhD candidate acted in "good faith," but human error and a lack of clarity led to a delayed...
UBC Divestment protest

UBC board to make final decision on whether to dump fossil fuel investments

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia has the chance to become a national leader in the fight against climate change by rejecting its own finance committee's recommendation to not sell the...

Pride flag found burned at University of B.C. during annual LGBTQ celebration

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia is speaking out after a rainbow Pride flag raised for the school's annual OUTWeek was found burned on the flagpole. In a statement released Tuesday, the...

Professors blast UBC's "failures of governance"

Three UBC professors call for their university's management to shape up in wake of repeated scandals.

UBC finance committee says no to selling off fossil fuel holdings

VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia's finance committee has voted against selling off the school's fossil fuel holdings, saying it would go against their fiduciary duty. The finance...

A fund to combat housing unaffordability in B.C.

Experts ask the provincial government to create a B.C. Housing Affordability Fund

UBC hires investigator to review its response to sexual assault complaints

Three women held a news conference last month to complain that school administrators took a year and a half to act on multiple allegations of sexual assault.

Ottawa sues UBC, former dentistry faculty member over alleged misuse of funds

Statement of claim alleges that UBC overbilled Health Canada by $3.3 million and that Dr. Christopher Zed hid $5.1 million in spending from the university.

UBC response makes 'mockery' of gravity of sexual assault: women's group

University's process for reporting instances of alleged sexual assault and harassment slammed by students as broken, dysfunctional, and sexist.