UBC’s Board of Governors has elected Stuart Belkin as the board’s incoming chair. Belkin is chair and chief executive officer of Belkorp Industries Inc., a private Vancouver-based management holding company.
What the press release did not report is that Stuart Belkin and associated companies contributed, according to Elections BC records, $270,368 to the BC Liberal Party. In addition, Timberwest Forest, where Belkin was a founding director, contributed another $260,047, all of it before the government’s BC Investment Corporation bought the entire company for an undisclosed price.
Op-ed: Why is UBC asking us for more money?, Sophie Sutcliffe, The Ubyssey
I, along with the rest of the UBC community, received another broadcast email yesterday. Upon opening it, I discovered another request from UBC for donations, this time under the guise of “Giving Tuesday.”
…So no, Martha Piper, I will not be donating today.