Since you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you, at least to some degree, identify as a romantic. The problem for romantics like us is that we are often labelled cliché. Rightfully so, too — when you’re in love, everything feels like it’s out of a fairytale, every moment is a tableau and every word is poetry.
Toward the end of each triennium, the Senate undergoes a triennial review, seeking out feedback from all senators and the wider UBC community to inform how work is done within Senate committees and in the Senate more broadly. By providing feedback, you can change how the Senate operates over the next three years.
Wagwan bro, it's Esther. I've been told to describe myself in my journal by my therapist. I’ve been slinking around my micro-suite ever since graduation — uni tings, ahem — and now I ruminate on my next move.
Senate Recentred is written by members of the Student Senate Caucus to demystify Senate by giving students a snapshot of what Senate is doing this month. Here’s what to expect at the March 15 Senate meeting.
I feel that current candidates that have positions within the AMS, campaign and work during the day, and have access to policy information had an unfair advantage over the new candidates. As an outsider, I believe candidates who have positions within the AMS should not be in their positions for the election process.
“Everyone bikes, and I do mean everyone. People on their way to work, women in heels, parents fixing adjustable children seats onto their bikes to transport their toddlers to day-care.”
"There’s hundreds of valid reasons to say no to an outing, but then why does it always feel so hard when you’ve got the invite sitting in your notifications? In a word, FOMO. In four words, 'fear of missing out.'"
"The time constraints that the AMS Elections Committee institute are almost designed to make you hate participating. No thoughts are fully expressed, no nuance is conveyed and all this tell us is that no thought is used to design the debates."
"The thing is, India doesn’t have one official language, it has two — that is, Hindi and English. Of course, these are just the languages that the federal government operates in because practically, there are 22 scheduled languages, 122 major languages and around 1,600 other languages."
"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the agenda docket posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read. Here’s what to expect at the April 19th Senate meeting"
Scroll through to the bottom of the page and you’ll find some awesome resources about consent, STIs, contraception, and sexual assault, but one thing is conspicuously missing: the “emotional health”wdfafdsg
“UBC claims its companies are not covered by FOI laws because they are ‘private and independent.‘ This trend is quietly and adroitly defeating the entire purpose of FOI.“
“It is using this experience that I address the issue of present AMS Elected Officials currently seeking further elected office in the present AMS Elections and the issue of ‘conflict of interest.’”
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors discuss unsightly construction, the importance of going to class and a promising future for UBC football.
Shanee Prasad takes issue with a recent opinion piece on raising the minimum wage.
Firstly I would like to clarify that The Ubyssey did not state that an increase was a bad idea, it only questioned whether an increase of $4.75 is too drastic.
In this Last Words, Ubyssey editors discuss UBC's progress — or lack thereof — in minimizing animal testing, empty rooms in rez and U-Pass and SSC troubles.