I’m voting NO CONFIDENCE in the UBC Board of Governors: here’s why (2)

Being a BODY OF EVIDENCE in appendix to post (1) of the same title.

= RUNNING RECORD OF MEDIA COVERAGE IN +/- CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. From a range of sources including UBC News/Public Affairs/PR, UBC Faculty Association public information & correspondence with the Board, mainstream news, independent media, student journalism, and investigative reporting and commentary.

There is some overlap (ex. UBC Insiders) between the sources that follow below and blogs that I’ve been reading regularly for their contributions to commentary and critique (including constructive and positive criticism, as is right and proper). For a list of what I’ve been reading, see here. I read a lot, and fast, so I’m always amenable to reading more (provided that it is well-thought-out and well-written): please don’t hesitate to share other commentating resources.

Several main intertwining narrative threads appear here. I have left them that way rather than separating out strands, as they are intrinsically interconnected around a main theme:
relationships between the Board of Governors & their community
+ problematic communication (or non-communication) by the Board
= bad governance (see earlier allegory), injustice, and distrust.

  • The UBC Presidency
  • governance
  • relations with colleagues, constituents, & community vs with media
  • sexual assault
  • divestment
  • diversity, representation, race

I’ll maintain this as a list of raw links; it will be updated. I’m now up to date with all the UBC NEWS archives back to May 2015, and everything I had posted on Twitter back to October 2015. I haven’t yet cross-referenced that with what I’d posted on Facebook.

NEXT:

I. My original intention for this post: the rhetoric of faith and belief. That (with full texts from some of the items listed here) will now be post (3) in this series.

II. Colleagues are discussing ideas for ways forward, constructive and reconstructive, and imagining what a caretaker government would look like in an interim period between Governors (and the Presidential Search Committee) stepping down and, after a proper external inquiry, a new Board and President coming in. That may be unheard of at UBC, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible or unimaginable: there are precedents and parallels in other places, times, worlds… So: there will be more, along the way, in the way of positive suggestions for medium- and long-term stabilisation.

 

SOME “TL; DR” BASICS

Legal compliance is only one element of the Board’s obligations, and this is writ in law. Ethics, trust, honesty, integrity, courtesy, respect, and dignity feature in the overarching frame to appropriate behaviour. There is no mention of “faith” except in an obligation to Governors to “act in good faith” themselves.

The University Act:

19.1 The members of the board of a university must act in the best interests of the university.

Conflict of interest:

The UBC Board of Governors code of conduct & ethics:

The Code of Conduct for Members of the UBC Board of Governors defines standards and makes related provisions for the conduct of Governors, with a view to affirming the integrity of the Governors and the Board in discharging their responsibilities to the University. […]

Governors act honestly and in good faith and in the best interests of the University and exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person.Each Governor takes all reasonable steps to avoid conflicts of interest and uses their best personal judgment in assessing whether or not any transaction, relationship or opportunity […] gives rise to a conflict of interest. […]

It is the responsibility of the Board of Governors to:

1. Approve and monitor, through the Administration, compliance with the policies, bylaws and procedures that govern the University operations.

2. Approve and act as a guardian of the University’s values.

3. Direct the Administration to ensure that the University operates at all times within applicable laws and regulations, and to the highest ethical and moral standards.

The Board of Governors shall promote a culture of integrity at the University through its own actions, its interaction with senior executives and external parties, and through selection and review of the President.

Each Governor shall act in the highest ethical manner and with integrity in all professional dealings.

Governors are also bound by provincial General Conduct Principles for Public Appointees.

From the aforementioned General Conduct Principles for Public Appointees:

Government appointees are expected to meet high standards of conduct which enhance and maintain public confidence in the operation of BC’s public agencies, boards and commissions. They must act to instil public confidence in their actions and decisions. […]

Appointees are expected to act at all times in good faith and with honesty and due diligence, for the public interest. […]

The conduct and language of appointees must be free from any discrimination or harassment prohibited by the Human Rights Code. Appointees’ conduct should reflect social standards of courtesy, respect and dignity.

From Standards of ethical conduct for directors of public sector organizations:

The fundamental relationship between a director and the public sector organization on which the director serves should be one of trust; essential to trust is a commitment to honesty and integrity. Ethical conduct within this relationship imposes certain obligations. […]

1. COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW

1.1 Directors should act at all times in full compliance with both the letter and the spirit of all applicable laws.

1.2 In his/her relationship with the organization, no director should commit or condone an unethical or illegal act or instruct another director, employee, or supplier to do so. […]

1.5 Directors should not only comply fully with the law, but should also avoid any situation which could be perceived as improper or indicate a casual attitude towards compliance. […]

10. RESPONSIBILITY

10.1 The organization should behave, and be perceived, as an ethical organization.

10.2 Each director should adhere to the minimum standards described herein and in the organization’s code of conduct, and to the standards set out in applicable policies, guidelines or legislation.

10.3 Integrity, honesty, and trust are essential elements of the organization’s success. Any director who knows or suspects a breach of the organization’s code of conduct and ethics has a responsibility to report it to the board chair.

10.4 To demonstrate determination and commitment, each director should review and declare compliance with the organization’s code of conduct and ethics annually.

 

COMPARATIVELY ANCIENT HISTORY…

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2010/01/board-of-governors-invents-voting-procedure/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2010/05/policy-116-coca-cola-and-the-freedom-of-ubcs-information/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2011/05/ubc-and-sfu-cracking-open-two-sets-of-books/

http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/University_of_the_future/$FILE/University_of_the_future_2012.pdf

http://ubyssey.ca/opinion/letter-i-am-a-student-fee-increase-bog-410/

http://nghoussoub.com/2015/03/16/ubcs-free-fall-in-university-rankings/

http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/04/21/BC-Liberals-Freedom-of-Information/

http://thetalon.ca/policy-as-prevention-the-political-science-students-association-anti-sexual-harassment-proposal/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2015/06/the-board-of-governors-wants-you-to-be-ignorant/

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/07/23/connected-by-commitment-the-2014-2015-ubc-annual-report/

 

AUGUST 2015

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/08/07/ubc-announces-leadership-transition/

http://jberdahl.blogspot.ca/2015/08/did-president-arvind-gupta-lose.html

http://blogs.ubc.ca/ross/2015/08/arvind-gupta-known-knowns-known-unknowns-unknown-unknowns/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/FAPres_Aug10_Resignation.pdf

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/MarkMacLean_FacultyAssociation_2015Aug13_Response.pdf

http://jberdahl.blogspot.ca/2015/08/academic-freedom-and-ubc.html

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2673905354

http://www.straight.com/news/510001/ubc-faculty-association-says-it-has-lost-confidence-ubc-chair-john-montalbano

http://ubyssey.ca/news/secret-board-governors-meeting-took-place-today/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/17August2015UBCFA_web.pdf

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/08/17/statement-from-ubc-on-academic-freedom/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-board-chair-john-montalbano-claims-he-didn-t-threaten-professor-s-academic-freedom-1.3195356

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/275052218-John-Montalbano-Statement-August-18-2015.pdf

http://ubyssey.ca/blog/how-to-have-a-secret-meeting/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/19August2015NotetoFAmembers_web.pdf

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2015/08/ubc-crisis-of-administration-extends-downward-to-bloated-middle-management-highered-caut-bced/

http://www.ams.ubc.ca/2015/08/ams-seeks-university-stability-and-appropriate-inquiry-on-presidents-resignation/

http://www.straight.com/news/513716/alma-mater-society-not-calling-resignation-ubc-chair-john-montalbano

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2015/08/faubc-introduces-mystery-dean-into-ubc-crisis-of-administration-caut-highered-bced/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/academic-freedom-at-ubc-the-case-of-arvind-gupta-and-jennifer-berdahl/article26055674/

https://medium.com/eruditional-a-blog/on-the-ubc-scandal-50ae11606134#.ehvdffina

http://www.katic.ca/what-is-academic-freedom-and-why-dont-people-get-it/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/Terms%20of%20reference%20signed.pdf

http://ubyssey.ca/news/fall-grace-crisis-world-class-institution/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_Members_Aug26_ol.htm

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2015/08/ubc-chair-of-bog-and-sauderschool-admin-under-investigation-caut-highered-bced/

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/08/31/ubc-president-takes-pride-in-her-magnificent-university-2/

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_Members_Sep2_ol.htm

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/1September2015lettertoBoardofGovernors.pdf

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/09/21/ubc-appoints-philip-steenkamp-vice-president-external-relations-and-communications/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/LF-A-Labarge-21-September-2015.pdf

 

OCTOBER 2015

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_Members_Oct1_ol.htm

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/10/14/release-of-hon-lynn-smiths-summary-of-fact-finding-process-and-conclusions-re-alleged-breaches-of-academic-freedom-and-other-university-policies-at-ubc/

http://president.ubc.ca/files/2015/10/Summary-of-Process-and-Conclusions-Final.pdf

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/10/15/ubc-accepts-the-findings-in-honourable-lynn-smiths-report/

http://jberdahl.blogspot.ca/2015/10/the-smith-report.html

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_Members_Oct15_ol.htm

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/Summary-of-Process-and-Conclusions-Final.pdf

http://www.caut.ca/news/2015/10/15/investigation-concludes-ubc-leadership-violated-academic-freedom

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_Members_Response_Oct16_ol.htm

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2015/10/teflon-deans-at-ubc-ubcsauderschool-ubcnews-ubc100-bced-highered/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2015/10/no-facts-of-admin-in-fact-finding-at-ubc-ubcnews-ubysseynews-ubc100-caut-bced-highered/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2015/10/failures-of-legalism-and-academic-freedom-at-ubc-caut-ubysseynews-lawstudents-ubcnews-ubc100-bced/

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion+academic+freedom+right+privilege+necessity/11446340/story.html?__lsa=484e-c3f6

http://nghoussoub.com/2015/10/19/the-faculty-representatives-on-the-ubc-board-of-governors-have-failed-us/

https://www.oipc.bc.ca/investigation-reports/1874

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/not-every-professors-remark-is-academic/article26931880/

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/letters/income+earners+break+needed/11460614/story.html

http://jberdahl.blogspot.ca/2015/10/response-to-former-sauder-school-dean.html
also at Vancouver Sun in response to Michael Goldberg piece of 2016-03-23: http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=11469684

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/letters/oct-27-voting-reform-kumquats-vs-oranges-plus-other-letters-to-the-editor/article26995341/
in reply to Globe & Mail piece of 2016-10-22

 

NOVEMBER 2015

http://jberdahl.blogspot.ca/2015/11/ten-principles-of-well-run-university.html

http://president.ubc.ca/featured/2015/11/21/response-to-fifth-estate-program/

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/11/23/statement-from-ubc-regarding-facebook-page/

 

DECEMBER 2015

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2015/12/my-application-for-the-ubc-board-of-governors/

http://news.ubc.ca/2015/12/07/ubc-board-of-governors-elects-new-chair/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2015/12/ubc-insiders-on-air-episode-15-rohit-joseph-and-cirdi/

http://thetalon.ca/ubc-hosted-mining-institute-a-threat-an-open-communique-for-directly-affected-communities/

 

18 – 24 JANUARY 2016

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/Ltr%20to%20Pres%20Search%20Ctte%20from%20UBCFA%2018%20JAN%202016.pdf

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/01/ubc-budget-deficits-pampered-deans-and-admin-bloat-ubc100-ubcnews-bced-ubysseynews/

http://stoptheinstitute.ca/cassie-doyle-ceo-of-cirdi/

 

25 – 31 JANUARY 2016

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/an-inquiry-in-to-inquiries/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/01/27/ubc-statement-re-dr-gupta-foi/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/01/ubcs-leadership-crisis-revealed-in-unintentionally-leaked-gupta-docs/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/01/ubc-will-not-be-commenting-say-what-ubcnews-ubc100-ubysseynews-bced/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/01/28/207646/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/UBCFA%20Letter%20to%20Members%2028%20January%202016.pdf

https://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/01/ubc-shadow-systems-of-admin-and-foi-ubc100-ubcnews-bced-caut-highered/

 

1 – 7 FEBRUARY 2016

http://ubyssey.ca/news/bog-holds-another-secret-meeting/

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2016/02/01/ubc-staff-recommend-against-fossil-fuel-divestment/

http://ubyssey.ca/opinion/ubc-hiding-information-all-too-common/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/ubcnews-time-to-apologize-to-gupta-ubc-members-ubc100-ubcclean-ubcnews-bced/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/ubcclean-protest-disrupts-ubc-board-mtg-ubcnews-ubc100-ubysseynews/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/ubc-bog-time-for-nolan-principles-ubcnews-ubc100-ubcclean-bced/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/LT-SBelkin_FA-3Feb2016.pdf

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_MemberNotice_BelkinLtr_4Feb2016_ol.htm

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/ubc-fa-re-issues-call-for-external-review-of-governance-ubc100-ubcnews-bced-bcpoli/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ubc-finance-committee-says-no-to-selling-off-fossil-fuel-holdings/article28540046/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/02/03/ubc-to-launch-sustainable-future-fund-giving-donors-a-low-carbon-choice/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-divestment-controversy-grows-after-alternate-low-carbon-fund-announced-1.3432162

http://www.ams.ubc.ca/2016/02/ams-statement-re-new-details-on-dr-guptas-departure/

Faculty petition drafted and starts circulating late night 4 February & morning of 5th: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SGAhOPcl741OtXQuokUhzzShT1OoLijEHxHbgB1y71s/pub

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/professors-blast-ubcs-failures-governance

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/why-are-ubc-managers-resisting-change-follow-the-ubcclean-ubc100-ubcnews-bced-ubysseynews/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/ubc-dean-time-to-come-ubcclean-ubc100-ubcnews-bced-ubcgss/

 

8 – 14 FEBRUARY 2016

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/academic-freedom-download-smith-report-on-berdahl-ubc-case-ubcclean-ubc100-ubcnews-bced/

http://greenpolicyprof.org/wordpress/?p=1167

http://bog.ubc.ca/?page_id=11399

https://raamana.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/letter-from-ubc-deans.pdf

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ubc-deans-pen-op-ed-supporting-university-leadership-president-search/article28709060/

http://ubyssey.ca/news/deans-respond-to-board-of-governors-governance-issues/

https://twitter.com/marktmaclean/status/697605419095568384/photo/1

http://linkis.com/blogspot.ca/prW5y

http://linkis.com/blogspot.ca/ENdhi

Petition requesting a motion of no confidence in the Board of Governors presented to the Faculty Association on 11 February: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SGAhOPcl741OtXQuokUhzzShT1OoLijEHxHbgB1y71s/pub

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/leaders+meeting+discuss+governance+issues/11708606/story.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion+arvind+gupta+never+given+chance/11711147/story.html

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-boardofgovernors-arvindgupta-1.3442349

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/02/11/ubc-deans-throw-weight-behind-current-university-leadership/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/02/11/opinion-deans-support-ubc-leadership/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/02/12/opinion-ubc-should-reject-divestment-and-stand-up-for-b-c-jobs/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/seismic-changes-ahead-for-ubc-in-wake-of-guptas-departure/article28750386/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/02/ubc-deans-in-hot-seat-for-mere-assertion-of-excellence-ubcclean-ubc100-ubcnews-bced/

 

15 – 21 FEBRUARY 2016

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/02/15/ubc-launches-sustainable-future-fund-giving-donors-choice-supporting-future-generations/

http://equity.ubc.ca/2016/02/15/statement-re-release-of-the-paula-butler-review-executive-summary/

http://broadcastemail.ubc.ca/2016/02/16/statement-from-the-elected-members-of-the-ubc-board-of-governors/

http://ubyssey.ca/news/elected-board-members-speak-out-about-gupta-resignation/

http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=11726399

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/02/gss-attempts-to-bury-own-report-on-campus-sexual-violence/

http://gss.ubc.ca/main/latest-news/gss-responds-concerns-sexual-violence/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/federal-government-ubc-dentist-face-lawsuit-from-first-nation-band/article28807991/

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/open-letter-to-the-elected-members-of-the-ubc-board-of-governors/

https://medium.com/@Raamana/elected-members-of-ubc-bog-must-resign-immediately-d138c9e78ad8#.2wscokc9e

http://ubyssey.ca/opinion/signatories-we-were-not-bullied-email/

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Opinion+professor+gets+wrong+sexual+assault/11731823/story.html

 

22 – 28 FEBRUARY 2016

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/inquires-again/

http://bog3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2016/03/alumni-UBC-Feb-23-2016.pdf

http://vanmag.com/city/politics/the-van-mag-qa-ubcs-philip-steenkamp-on-divestment/
On which/whom see also:
http://bog.ubc.ca/?page_id=9308
http://www.ubcimant.ca/investments/endowment-fund.php
https://www.ubc.ca/about/one-on-one/leadership/philip-steenkamp.html

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/02/deputy-minister-of-advanced-education-appointed-to-college-board/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=rS0HsW5hZfI

http://thetalon.ca/busting-the-myth-of-northern-exceptionalism/

http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2016/02/24/Save-Canada-News-Media/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=022416-3&utm_campaign=editorial-0216

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/globalhighered/ubc-future-forward#.Vs8mEKcfvRF.twitter

25/02 from 15/02 workshop http://equity.ubc.ca/sexual-assault-discourse-dialogue-overview/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/02/a-close-reading-of-gss-president-tobias-friedels-apology/

http://vanmag.com/city/hemingwayinterview/

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/next+president+needs+have/11747924/story.html

 

29 FEBRUARY – 6 MARCH 2016

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/#President:

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http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/uvic-students-call-for-b-c-wide-policy-in-wake-of-sex-assaults-1.2800046

http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2016/03/01/race-in-the-academy-ubc/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/docs/LT-Belkin-BoG-MacLean-Feb-11-2016.pdf

http://www.thetyee.ca/News/2016/03/03/UBC-Governors-No-Confidence-Vote/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/03/03/ubc-announces-members-of-panel-to-develop-sexual-assault-policy/

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/03/03/ubc-faculty-launch-board-of-governors-no-confidence-vote/

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2016/03/after-ubc-ousted-arvind-gupta-president-it-made-university-white

 

7 – 13 MARCH 2016

http://ubyssey.ca/news/big-bad-bog-problems-its-not-just-ubc/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canadian-universities-sex-assault-policies-1.3479314

http://news.ubc.ca/2016/03/07/universities-dragging-heels-on-sex-assault-policies-students/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/03/ubc-insiders-on-air-episode-23-ingrid-parent/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/03/divestment-double-standard/

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2016/03/canadian-university-partners-foreign-mining-firm-and-its-checker

http://ubyssey.ca/news/faculty-association-puts-forward-no-confidence-motion-for-bog/

http://agb.org/blog/2016/03/10/board-assessment-for-a-large-university-system-case-study

http://jberdahl.blogspot.ca

 

14 MARCH 2016

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_MemberNotice_PSCResignation_March2016_ol.htm

http://ubyssey.ca/news/jennifer-berdahl-resigns-from-presidential-search-committee/

 

15 MARCH 2016

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ubc-professor-resigns-from-search-committee-for-new-president/article29255286/

http://ubyssey.ca/opinion/ubc-divestment-decision-perplexing-understanding-legal-obligations/

 

16 MARCH 2016

http://broadcastemail.ubc.ca/2016/03/16/presidential-search-candidate-longlist-finalized/

http://colliand.com/2016/03/16/The-Lost-Opportunity/

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/03/chair-of-ubc-bog-finance-committee-found-to-have-avoided-over-1m-in-bc-taxes/

http://ubyssey.ca/news/chair-of-bog-finance-committee-found-to-have-dodged-1-million-in-taxes/

 

17 MARCH 2016

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-the-quest-for-balance-on-university-boards-1.2199642

http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=11789829

http://ubcinsiders.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Veracity-Corporate-Summary.pdf

https://twitter.com/UbysseyNews/status/710518084092596224

https://twitter.com/UbysseyNews/status/710520194498596864

http://ubyssey.ca/news/chair-of-bog-finance-committee-steps-down-as-revelations-of-dogding-taxes-arise/

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/chair+finance+committee+fights+taxman+over+million/11791463/story.html

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http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Mulgrew+Sketchy+moves+earn+rewards/11792298/story.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ubc-board-member-greg-peet-resigns-amid-his-corporate-tax-dispute/article29286384/

http://www.theprovince.com/news/greg+peet+appointed+board+even+though+provincial+government+knew/11792309/story.html

 

18 – 19 MARCH 2016
(No new news. Information last updated 22:01.)

 

20 MARCH 2016

http://ubyssey.ca/news/provincial-government-in-support-of-legislating-sexual-assault-policies-at-universities/?platform=hootsuite

https://www.leg.bc.ca/Pages/BCLASS-Legacy.aspx#%2Fcontent%2Fdata%2520-%2520ldp%2Fpages%2F40th5th%2F1st_read%2Fm205-1.htm

http://nghoussoub.com/2016/03/21/faculty-awakening-has-already-made-a-difference/

 

21 MARCH 2016

http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/news/

http://universitycounsel.ubc.ca/files/2016/03/D-Loukidelis-Report-on-UBC-FOI-Processes-final-7-Mar-16.pdf

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/03/ubc-admin-again-dodge-accountability-in-report-on-privacy-breach-ubcnews-ubcnews-ubc100-bced-highered/

https://twitter.com/ubcinsiders/status/712072731555188738

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/03/breaking-ubc-board-of-governors-manages-to-hold-non-secret-meeting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ubcinsiders+%28UBC+Insiders%29

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/opinion+fight+club+please+stop+hurts/11800080/story.html
Reposted locally: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Opinion+Fight+Club+Please+stop+hurts/11800080/story.html

 

22 MARCH 2016

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2685745777

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ubc-faculty-association-non-confidence-1.3502712

 

23 MARCH 2016

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/bog-no-confidence-motion/

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/why-i-lack-confidence-in-ubcs-board-of-governors-its-disrespect-for-faculty/

https://soundcloud.com/icicbyukon/gestion-a-ubc

http://broadcastemail.ubc.ca/2016/03/23/board-governance-update/
commentary (my own, for the record): https://metametamedieval.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/20160323-belkinletter-crit.pdf

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2016/03/23/ubc-faculty-to-vote-on-non-confidence-in-board/

http://blogs.ubc.ca/workplace/2016/03/ubc-faculty-voting-on-no-confidence-in-board-ubcnews-ubc100-bced-bcpoli/

 

24 MARCH 2016

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_MemberNotice_ResponseBoardMtg_Mar2016_ol.htm

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/faculty-association-vote

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/i-vote-no-confidence-in-the-board-of-governors-because-ubc-is-a-failed-institution/

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/chronology-of-the-decline-and-demise-of-the-ubc-faculty-club/

http://www.facultyassociation.ubc.ca/enotice/enotice_MemberNotice_UBCFAForum_2016_ol.htm

https://storify.com/Katja_Thieme/privilege-freedom-to-talk-about-ubc-board-governor

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/local+news/faculty+hold+vote+confidence/11807582/story.html

 

25 MARCH 2016

https://medium.com/@Raamana/open-letter-from-sauder-business-school-discouraging-them-to-vote-of-no-confidence-2bd959d3dd7#.w3kdsgn9s

http://ubcinsiders.ca/2016/03/ubc-insiders-on-air-episode-26-from-reddit-to-rowing/

 

26 MARCH 2026

(no new news; some discussion starting on an online forum started by the Faculty Association, but this is not public: open only to faculty who have signed up & in)

 

27 MARCH 2016

https://commentariablog.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/stifling-academic-freedom-who-knows/

 

28 MARCH 2016

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2016/03/28/sauder-school-profs-urge-colleagues-to-vote-no-on-non-confidence-vote/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/ubc-faculty-awaiting-results-of-contentious-non-confidence-motion/article29413561/

http://preprod.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-rejecting-terror

 

oOo

(Parallels elsewhere + the bigger picture: systemic institutionalised social injustice, organisational culture, a structure of social (mal)practices, audit culture, managerialism, commodification)
http://feministkilljoys.com/2015/12/03/sexual-harassment/
https://academeblog.org/2016/03/05/corporatizers-gone-wild/
http://thinkprogress.org/education/2016/03/07/3755985/ceo-university-president/

(BC government email issues)
http://www.straight.com/news/653131/claim-minister-doesnt-use-email-adds-questions-about-bc-libs-compliance-foi-laws?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
http://www.straight.com/news/656956/former-bc-ministry-employee-charged-alleged-false-testimony-related-triple-delete

(Fight back!)
http://sasconfidential.com/2015/11/09/niceness/

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