UBC Accepts a $5 Million Dollar Donation from Goldcorp, But at What Cost?

Last year, Stephen Toope announced the building progress of the new Earth Science Science building at UBC.  He did not mention however that the building was made possible from a 5 million dollar donation from Goldcorp.  This fact has concerned many UBC students and has them asking some questions.

From http://ubyssey.ca:

Stephen Toope likes to talk about UBC’s commitment to sustainability and social justice; a pillar displaying the word “sustainability” and a pillar displaying the phrase “social justice” flank the entrance of the Liu Institute for Global Issues.  So why don’t we engage in public and systemic analysis, looking at the decision to accept these donations? Is someone conducting an analysis on the corporate privatization of the university, and the effects of moving public goods into private hands?


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