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Accommodations for students and all others but #UBC still wants to get the goods on faculty - have we done a good job 'pivoting'? Like, is this really the most important service for UBC to provide right now?
Oh, & here is how important this is as people self isolate, worry over restrictions on civil liberties, and find themselves with diminished economic capacity -

Not F'ng important at all.
And when I send a reply to the eager beavers in keep the evaluations running here's their delightful canned response.
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Thank you, #UBC Executive for cancelling the Free Speech Club's #AndyNgo event.

Good luck, JCCF and John Carpay, with your wild threats about legal action. Knock yourself out. If you actually have the gumption to follow through. If you do, I'm looking forward to you failing. 1/
JCCF "demand letter":

"We urge that UBC not abandon one of 'its primary functions' of 'providing a forum where ideas can be expressed, debated & challenged.' Concerns for safety & security must be addressed in accordance with Cd’s rule of law as a free & democratic society." 2/
The JCCF letter to the UBC president, sent on Dec 31, 2019, cites from the university's web page on freedom of expression. Not really something you can base a law suit on. Here's a link to the university's statements on freedom of expression:

academic.ubc.ca/support-resour…

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Starting "Voices without Frontiers" #VoicesIWS
A program by @IWS_Network to promote awareness about the challenges & lessons learned by #Immigrant and #International #WomenInScience

I was born & raised in Chicoral, Colombia. A tiny town in the middle of the Andes Cordillera.
I attended Nuestra Señora del Rosario school, located in Espinal, 15Km away from Chicoral. Due to the high heat by noon, all schools start really early back home. This meant, I had to wake up at 5am to attend school every morning since I was 4 years old. #VoicesIWS
I did well in math and science in elementary and high school, so I chose to study clinical microbiology. Although coming from a low-middle income family, I was able to attend university, thanks to my parents’ effort to prioritize education over other commodities. #VoicesIWS
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Learning about key components of the Athena SWAN Process which has been used widely in the UK (140+ members) #UBC @NSERC_CRSNG
First step is a rigorous self-assessment to identify issues and create an action plan for addressing them. This step must be tailored to the institution, can’t just rote “copy” others.
Next step is apply to a peer-reviewed panel for “Bronze” designation which means institution has robustly done these things, and now has four years to work on the plan before applying again
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