Evans ran on a platform of COVID-19 recovery, equity and AMS governance reform.
This year, more than most, you should give a damn.
According to section IX, article 2, subsection 15 of AMS code, candidates must reject any endorsements from current AMS executives. However, Nanayakkara’s ties with ThePlug mark a situation that isn’t explicitly covered.
The fourth-year biology student’s platform centres equity across prongs of affordability, online learning, climate action and support for students writ large.
His platform is based on boosting UBC in Canadian university rankings, minimizing tuition increases and improving equity and inclusion measures.
Evans, a fourth-year political science major, bore both successes and controversy during his term. Now, he’s running on a platform of support for the COVID-19 recovery, an AMS governance review and creating an AMS equity unit.
He’s running uncontested — one of four AMS insiders vying for seats without competition — part of wider concern that this year’s execs did a poor job of getting students involved enough to run for executive positions.
On Thursday, AMS elections officials announced that Yee’s campaigning privileges have been suspended for 24 hours.
In VP Finance Lucia Liang’s January budget reforecast, Hua noticed that the Sustainable Food Access Fee, Indigenous Student Fund and the Get Thrifty fee appeared twice in the non-discretionary allocation section.
The fact that the race was uncontested didn’t let Evans off the hook as the audience pressed him on how he promoted involvement in the AMS exec as someone seeking re-election.
Cst. Christina Martin said University RCMP issued two $2,300 fines to organizers of gatherings in Fairview Crescent on Saturday. The detachment also issued two personal $230 fines.
Our recap of takeaways from the UBC Board of Governors February meetings cycle.
The UBC Vancouver Senate met last night to discuss plans for the fall 2021 term, a withdrawal date extension and proposals to provide specific support for Black students and faculty.
Al-Hathloul was sentenced to almost six years in prison under a broad Saudi Arabian counter-terrorism law.
The email, sent by Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS) Thursday afternoon, says that residents “are on occasion gathering both inside and outside in larger groups.”