On Friday, September 30, community members gathered at UBC the second annual Intergenerational March to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and show support for residential school and intergenerational survivors.
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Liu — who currently serves as the associate vice-president funds in the AMS VP Finance Office — beat out AMS Strategy and Governance Lead Kamil Kanji and the Arts Student Centre (represented by Mathew Ho).
During another short AMS Council meeting last night, councillors were updated on plans for the future of the UBC Vancouver campus and asked to help engage students.
While the prevalence of online complaints across faculties appears indicative of widespread issues with hiring, there does not appear to be evidence of a school wide staffing shortage.
UBC won't be hosting a Pride event in September, despite stating plans to over the summer after declining an invite to the annual Vancouver Pride Parade.
VP finance by-election candidate Lawrence Liu’s campaign is suspended for 12 hours for failing to disclose door access to the Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA) club room.
Governors heard an annual update from all three of UBC’s student unions and a brief presentation on the eagle nest coning in Wesbrook Village.
Kamil Kanji is running to become the next AMS VP finance with a platform focused on increasing efficiency and promoting transparency.
AMS Associate VP Finance Funds Lawrence Liu is running to become the next VP finance on a platform to raise mental health coverage, open a new food outlet in the Nest and expand financial support for students.
The Arts Student Centre (ASC) is running to be the next AMS VP finance on a platform based on communication, financial transparency and increased support for student involvement in clubs.
At Friday’s VP finance debate, candidates agreed on pursuing financial accountability and student engagement, with division on how they would implement their plans.
President Eshana Bhangu gave an update on a March divestment motion and an increase in mental health coverage.
Andrew Parr, the associate vice president of Student Housing and Community Services (SCHS), explained the closure was due to the high cost to operate Fooood, which he believes was not the most effective use of resources.
Students and members of the Iranian community gathered at the Martha Piper Plaza to mourn the passing of Mahsa Amini and share in the sadness of Iranians around the world.
In his presentation, Dr. Paul Kershaw critiqued how the unaffordability crisis is framed in current discourse about housing.