Month after month of bad press in local and national media outlets didn’t do it. Petition after petition asking for transparency and accountability from the governors and the managerial class didn’t do it. Eight hundred faculty members voting non-confidence in the Board of Governors didn’t do it. And the jury is still out on whether even a new president with a reportedly rock star status and a de-facto strengthened mandate can do it. But we still see one glitter of hope for our university.
One colleague is currently running to represent the faculty on the Board of Governors. He has the convictions, the passion, the integrity, the intellect, and above all, the guts to speak up. Listen to what Professor Charles Menzies has to say on how he is planning to shake up the UBC Board if elected. And let’s wish him luck. UBC needs it.