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Come to the UBC Institute for Future Legislators

UBC’s Summer Institute for Future Legislators takes place in Victoria in July and August. More information about the program is available at: www.democracy.arts.ubc.ca.  Thanks to VanCity and an anonymous donor, UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions is pleased to announce that they have a limited number of grants and are especially keen to recruit women, First …

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How can academic women help other woman with gender issues?

I know I am supposed to support the Gender Studies department at UBC but I find it impossible to engage when the upcoming topics is: “Go Figure! Public Pedagogies, Invisible Impairments and the Performative Paradoxes of Visibility as Veracity.”  This is part of the reason why I write in plain language for women. So they …

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Upcoming UBC Talks on Conflict Resolution

The UBC CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic is a student-run clinic providing low-cost and free mediation services. It is located in the Faculty of Law at UBC and has some great talks. Here are a few: September 17: “Family Businesses” with Judi Cunningham, Executive Director of the Business Families Centre, Sauder School of Business October 8 – “Toxic Relationships” with Bob …

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UBC failed to make a proper apology for rape cheer and culture

Thanks to Andrew Frank who wrote a great article in the Vancouver Sun: “UBC’s non-apology for rape cheer sets poor example for students.”  He says that although the student executive made a proper apology for the rape cheers on campus, neither the UBC business faculty nor the UBC administration did. As one familiar with how to make a …

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