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All year, we’ve been attending governance meetings and keeping an eye on what’s going on in the governance bodies at UBC. Here's a short rundown on what we think of the referendum question on the ballot. We’re not here to tell how to vote, but we will be honest about what think about the question.
Presidential candidates came together for a second time to talk about creating a safe space for marginalized students at Council, the recent rejection of student-petitioned referendums and how they would lead policy updates.
Discussion at the VP administration revolved around what strategies candidates Jai Sodhi, Kevin Heieis and Amy Liao would use to maximize the Nest’s rooms and utilities.
For the second time in two days, Eshana Bhangu, Jasper Lorien and Kamil Kanji gathered to discuss their platforms in the Michael Kingsmill Forum.
The Great Debate saw VP external candidates, Ayesha Irfan and Jake Sawatzky, agree on advocating for affordability and housing, but differences in experiences returned to the stage.
VP finance candidates Mohkam Singh Malik (ਮੋਹਕਮ) and Gavin Fung-Quon engaged in heated exchanges while agreeing on some priorities during the Great Debate on Thursday.
Incumbent student senators Kamil Kanji and Kareem Hassib along with newcomers Alex Chui, Jasper Lorien, Solomon Yi-Kieran, Sahib Malik and Taushifa Shaikh took the stage at Michael Kingsmill Forum once again.
The new candidates don’t want an understanding and nor do they want a SkyTrain. An internal external source recently revealed that the candidates have much grander, more malicious transport plans.
VP academic and university affairs (VP AUA) candidates Drédyn Fontana and Taushifa Shaikh shared similar platforms and stances on policy, but showed differences on specifics during the Great Debate.
All year, we’ve been attending governance meetings and keeping an eye on what’s going on in the AMS, Senate and Board of Governors. We’re familiar with the issues and the pressures of each position in student government. We talked to all the candidates, attended all the debates and fact-checked their claims and platforms. We’re not here to tell you who to vote for, but we will be honest about each candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
Find all the candidate profiles, fact checking, and more here.
Jake Sawatzky is in his final year of behavioral neuroscience and is running to be the next VP external on a platform centred around student wellness and safety, as well as affordability.
Leonard Wang is a sixth-year business and computer science student running for the Board of Governors.
PhD student Enav Zusman is running for Board of Governors on a platform of graduate student affordability, food security and campus accessibility.