Councillors approved an expansion of the speaker's powers, heard concerns over Decker's leave of absence and a presentation on student budget priorities.
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VP Finance Abhi Mishra accomplished major goals this term, stabilizing the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan and increasing student financial literacy. He looks to continue improving the AMS as he heads into the second half of his term.
Last night, over 100 students gathered to show their support for the Jewish and Palestinian communities, and called on AMS Council to act on the increasing antisemitism and Islamophobia.
Until November 3, proceeds from students who add $1 to their food bill at participating outlets in the Nest will go directly to supporting the AMS Food Bank.
On October 11, the AMS met to discuss Campus Vision 2050 updates, services goals for the year and appointed an interim VP external after considerable debate.
In the first council meeting of the 2023/24 academic year, councillors and students engaged in another long debate surrounding the nuances of a PC1/PC2 working group.
At the last council meeting, AMS President Esmé Decker presented changes to the 2023/24 AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan, involving reductions in certain coverage areas.
In an open letter, Sulong UBC, a Filipinx/Canadian youth and student group, asked to restore previous AMS Food Bank access policies, allowing UBC faculty and staff to access the resource.
This year campus security received a total of 10,017 calls for service, a slight increase from the previous report’s 8,889.
Results of the AMS 2023 Academic Experience Survey (AES) show affordability, discrimination and inadequate disability support concerns among the student body.
In early December 2022, less than one month after Kyle Sohn’s death in UBC residence, another student also had an emergency in her dorm room. She and other students are now calling for a review of UBC housing's safety policies.
On April 12, AMS Council approved a five-year strategic plan calling for accessible services and student well-being and a series of governance changes.
SWAH 101 and 102 will introduce students to the language, but also to Swahili’s broader cultural significance.
Last night, AMS Council met for the first time since the end of the 2023 AMS Elections. AMS Elections Administrator Max Holmes made recommendations to increase turnout in future elections and President Eshana Bhangu spoke about ways to increase executive oversight.
UBC is not commenting on whether it will review its safety policies after BC Minister of Public Safety Mike Fanworth said he expected a review following the death of a student in late November 2022.