"Sam Du Bois, culture editor at The Ubyssey, has shamed the nature of reviews at his newspaper. He has attacked the quesadilla at the Soup Market on unfounded grounds based on the price and taste of the quesadilla in question."
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We were just served notice that UBC is appealing the court case we've been fighting them on for the past three years. The one where the BC Office of Information and Privacy (OIPC) struck them down. And then they sued the OIPC. And then we won again.
“Since we’re only staying here for half a year, we all seem to be putting extra effort into creating close friendships right away as compared to back home where I took my time to develop the same closeness with people.”
A whopping 484 pages out of this 598-page docket are proposals for new courses and programs. This meeting includes 39 courses and five programs being introduced or revised. Here are some courses and programs that might be of interest to students.
"Every few weeks, your elected student government meets on a Wednesday night to talk about issues concerning the AMS. Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background."
We feel that financial spending is an important indicator of the trustworthiness and actions of an institution, and as a society in charge of about $20 million in student fees this year alone, the AMS has a big responsibility.
They could have had this talk already and decided to want to keep it casual. There's nothing wrong with that, but it does make it awkward when your friends start coupling the two of you up all the time when you decided against that.
Almost every day is punctuated with a “want to get coffee?” when we get bored and need that sweet, frothy fix. Usually we go to Uppercase, but on those occasions when we really want to treat ourselves, we go to Loafe.
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students. Here’s what to watch out for in the upcoming AMS Council meeting taking place on March 1.”
“If any one of you trusts UBC’s administration, taken as a whole, to be forthcoming with information, I’d point to the handling of Stephen Galloway, #GuptaGate and the sexual assaults which came to light earlier last year.”
"Don't do it over text because tone is so easy to misunderstand with text. Be honest and say that their jokes have crossed a line. Tell them what you wrote me and tell them the level they've been going at isn't appropriate anymore."
“I’m not saying to point the blame at anyone in particular, but this alarming lack of female presence in student government does speak to a Canada-wide and worldwide issue, and should be a concern and an important topic of conversation here at UBC.”
“Shrinking the number of seats available decreases the ability of non-hacks to win an election. Lots of councilors who fill the sixth or seventh seat from arts represent groups that might otherwise be under represented on Council.”
This year, The Ubyssey's goal during AMS Elections was to pivot away from traditional endorsements to a more analytical approach with the knowledge that different students will prioritize different values in their candidates.
I want to address to concerns about the move to 3,000 people. I want to start by highlighting that I don't understand the arbitrary nature of this argument. Why is 3,000 not a good cut-off, but 1,500 is?