Councillors approved the 2022/23 budget and discussed the future of the Nest’s mask mandate at last night’s 6.5 hour-long AMS Council meeting.
According to a report issued by the University Neighbourhood Association (UNA), concerns put forth by residents of Wesbrook Village led the UBC Development Board to defer the project and the UNA to withdraw the project application.
The AMS has released a statement expressing solidarity with Palestinian students and condemning the Israeli State for its “system of apartheid and its occupation of Palestine.”
Some faculty members are concerned about the UBC Faculty Association's approach to transparency after two motions on the issue were barely discussed at last week's Annual General Meeting last week.
Of the four referenda on the ballot this year, only the fee increase for the Bike Kitchen failed to pass. While it achieved a slim majority, it did not receive the necessary votes to make quorum.
Remy the Rat ran as a joke candidate to increase voter turnout and shed light on social justice issues on campus, said Esme Decker, the main student behind the Rat.
Three of the four referendum questions on this year’s ballot passed.
Erin Co is your next VP external.
Eshana Bhangu, Romina Hajizadeh, Anisha Sandhu, Dana Turdy and Georgia Yee are your next student senators-at-large.
Rita Jin will be the AMS’s next VP finance.
Eshana Bhangu will be your next AMS president.
Max Holmes and Georgia Yee have been reelected to UBC’s Board of Governors (BoG).
Dana Turdy is your next AMS VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA).
Ben Du is your new VP administration.
To make sure those qualifications are accurate and their goals are within the scope of the position they’re running for, we’re here to fact-check those claims.
UBC Social Justice Centre held an AMS Elections forum last night, where candidates in seven different races answered questions and agreed on the importance of the issues discussed while slightly diverging in their approaches.
Here, we fact-check statements on everything from funds and fees, freedom of expression on campus, COVID-19 concerns and everything in between.
At the first AMS elections Indigenous Forum in two years, candidates lauded the importance of following through on the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) and compensating Indigenous students for their work and partnership.
The ballot opened at midnight, and 92 people had voted before the Elections Committee was able to address the mistakes, according to Chief Electoral Officer Shania Muthu.