Together we can make UBC transparent and accountable

UBC faculty, staff and students will gather on Tuesday, February 2 at 12:30 PM2:00 PM at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard.

They will protest the upcoming UBC Board of Governors Meeting, and will publicly demand that

  • the Board of Governors stop holding secret, undocumented meeting
  • the Board honour its duty to operate in a transparent and accountable fashion
  • an external review of its past practices take place immediately

For more background on the issues leading to this protest, see this letter from the Faculty Association, which details how the BoG has, among other things, held committee meetings that left no official record, and made decisions about personnel matters without formal assessments or performance reviews.

Please share with all interested UBC people: faculty, students, staff, alumni… Faculty are encouraged to wear academic robes if they have them!

We have invited MLA David Eby, MLA Andrew Weaver, Minister Andrew Wilkinson, and President Arvind Gupta to join us and speak about these issues.


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8 Responses to Together we can make UBC transparent and accountable

  1. louise says:

    What about the staff, are we invited, too? Not everyone has an academic robe and a lot of people will feel they can’t come if you phrase it like this.

  2. Ghoussoub says:

    This started as a faculty initiative. You are right. Everyone on campus should be involved. I will make the changes.

  3. Albert says:


  4. Peter says:

    As a John Lennon song said, “It’s clean-up time”…

  5. Victoria says:

    Can the FA be asked to send the announcement out to all its members? How can we spread the word, other than Facebook and Twitter, which in the case of our department covers only a minority?

  6. Peter says:

    Totally disgusted with UBC and its Board of Governors…

  7. Curious says:

    All the “Secret Meetings” curious if our current interim president was present or invited? No comment from her!

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