The report comes after discussions around repurposing three underspent funds — sourced from student fees that were established by referendum — to bail the AMS out.
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Here we’ve covered claims made in the platforms of candidates for AMS president, VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA), VP administration, UBC Board of Governors student representatives, VP external, VP finance and Senate.
The Rhodes Scholarship, established in 1903 by Cecil Rhodes, remains one of the oldest and most prestigious international graduate scholarship programs in the world. Around one hundred recipients are selected every year.
Evans also cited uncertainty about voter turnout in this year’s online election as a reason for no AMS-initiated referenda.
According to section IX, article 2, subsection 15 of AMS code, candidates must reject any endorsements from current AMS executives. However, Nanayakkara’s ties with ThePlug mark a situation that isn’t explicitly covered.
The fourth-year biology student’s platform centres equity across prongs of affordability, online learning, climate action and support for students writ large.
His platform is based on boosting UBC in Canadian university rankings, minimizing tuition increases and improving equity and inclusion measures.
Running for a third term, Max Holmes says he will continue the work he’s already started at the Board of Governors.
Mehrizi is running for one of two UBC Vancouver student seats on the Board of Governors on a platform of graduate student support, professional development support and stopping tuition increases.
Dante Agosti-Moro has sat on Senate for the last two years. He called running for Board the “next logical step” in his advocacy at the university.
Third-year political science student Emmanuel Cantiller is running to be a senator-at-large in the hopes of making life easier for students amid the pandemic.
Incumbent Julia Burnham hopes her experience in the Senate will make her an asset for the 2021/22 academic year.
Incumbent Eshana Bhangu is running for a second term in the Senate on a platform of equity, accessibility and transparency.
Yee emphasized that equity, diversity and inclusion underlie her platform priorities. She also acknowledged the role the pandemic had in upending the university’s “normal.”
With a platform of transparency, clarity, equity and teamwork, Sandhu aims to use her experience to increase the level of transparency between students and the governing body.