UBC faculty pass non-confidence resolution on board of governors

March 31, 2016

The University of British Columbia Faculty Association has passed a resolution of non-confidence in the board of governors over their handling of former president Arvind Gupta’s resignation. While the motion has no legal impact on the board, according to association member Kalina Christoff, she hopes that “knowing that they are operating without full agreement—and in fact with majority disagreement—on their operations is something that will generate a greater motivation for change in the way the university is run.” UBC has released a statement asserting that the vote reflects the faculty’s interest in the governance of the institution, and that they “look forward to a respectful and ongoing dialogue about improving governance practices.” National Post (CP) | Inside Higher Ed | UBC