"Relying on business revenues to fund services for the public good is always dangerous, as profit motives will inevitably contradict the public interest. How will the AMS be able to focus on serving student needs if we need to generate profits by exploiting students themselves in order for the society to function?"
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“A common perception is that the AMS’s work does not matter and does not affect your experience as a student. That’s not true. We’ve seen the AMS make incredible process and do great harm.“
We have no excuses to make here. We are constantly trying to improve and unfortunately, this mistake has to be a part of that process. Decolonizing our journalism is important to us and we are committed to learning from this as we work towards this goal in the future.
Will UBC’s cancellation of the event feed into Molyneux’s and Southern’s paranoid narrative? Silence is a bad strategy. I would rather they had spoken, on the condition that other guests be allowed to exercise the right to reply and unravel the threads of the supremacists’ charade.
"We ask that you vote "yes" to ensure that the SASC is financially stable for years to come and to ensure that the precarity of our labour is reduced. Most importantly, voting yes will provide survivors with stability, independent services, a wider range of resources, and specialized support."
Being lonely can suck, and everyone feels lonely more often than they’d care to admit. Regardless of whether you’ve just become single, have never dated or are married with three kids, loneliness can creep in from any angle.
"This decision illustrates Canada’s values of eradicating anti-oppression at a global level, progressive social change and equity among individuals; a concern that the Social Justice Centre claims is their objective for the organization. "
"Nominations are closed tomorrow (February 15) at noon – yes, we know – so get your nominations in quick. Fill out a nomination form (available here or in front of our office in Nest, Room 2208) and drop it off to the Administrative Assistant in Nest Room 3502 by 12 p.m. tomorrow!"
"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious. Here’s what to expect at the February 2019 Senate meeting."
“[S]ome may find it easy to dismiss this policy as useless and ineffective when considering the scope of what the AMS is actually able to act on. One might feel that if the most that the AMS can actually do is kick someone out of a club or ban them from the building, then why bother? But, for survivors, it’s revolutionary.”
“Five times per year, the UBC Board of Governors (BoG) meets to discuss issues of money, property, policy and people. As your student representatives on the BoG, we are here to keep you in the loop with what is up at Board.”
"[T]ickets for Block Party are out again, but year after year there is something that doesn’t sit quite right with me, and that's the fact that despite twelve years in the making, they won't tell us who we’re paying to see."
"Over last month thousands of students have been buying textbooks for their classes from the UBC Bookstore and many, if not most, will leave with an item they did not pay for, will only use once and will throw away almost immediately, a plastic bag."
People ghost for all kinds of reasons, validity varying, but if you find the sour taste of ghosting is something you regret, here’s a few tips on resurrecting a spirit.