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.
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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.
We elect these students and we, at the very least, should be afforded transparency in how our student society is managed.
I saw them exchange glances and judgements as we spoke. As my friends and I broke down standing at the back of the room and among the councilors, some council members were smirking. I thought to myself, what is bringing them joy in this moment? Is it our fear? Our ability to risk our lives by speaking up and exposing ourselves to the council? Or is it their fear?
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.
Here's a short rundown on what we think of each referenda item. We’re not here to tell how to vote, but we will be honest each question up for a vote. Behold, The Ubyssey’s guide to the 2023 AMS Elections referenda.
Regardless of where you stand on the issues, we strongly encourage you to go out and vote.
Trans students said separating the two referendum items — and making the item on gender-affirming care conditional on the general fee item passing — implies they should be treated differently than cisgender students by the AMS.
We are so grateful to the Canadian University Press for this recognition.
The Senate meets monthly to discuss and vote on UBC academic matters. But, Senate can often be hard to understand for the average student and the agenda docket can be super long and dull to read. Here’s what to expect at the February 15 Senate meeting.
Earlier this week, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border, leading to over 20,000 deaths and over 10,000 injuries in both countries as of Thursday. Here are some support resources students, faculty and staff can access during this time.
This violence has been normalized by UBC for decades. It seems that nearly every year, recurring instances of sexual assault and harassment emerge from our university.
I’ve recently found somebody who is willing to deal with my insanity all the time — voluntarily (I have a boyfriend)! So, now that I have field experience with showing him around campus, I knew I had to list some verified PDA-hotspots for you love birds to nest in too.
During the 2022 portion of my term as president of The Ubyssey’s Board of Directors, the Board has undertaken and completed several projects. Here are five things we accomplished in 2022: