Last night, AMS Council met over Zoom to discuss modifications to student government elections and a budget deficit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UBC alumna Loujain al-Hathloul’s case has been referred to a terrorism court in Saudi Arabia after she protested the country’s now-repealed ban on women driving.
AMS Council met last night over Zoom to discuss the new ethics and accountability committee, VP External Kalith Nanayakkara’s apparent conflict of interest and recent allegations of cheating in MATH 100.
Last week, AMS President Cole Evans wrote to AMS Council to inform them that he believed Nanayakkara had violated conflict of interest rules by sending invoices on behalf of ThePlug using his AMS email to the AMS Events manager.
In a November 18 letter to Council, Evans alleges that Nanayakkara violated the AMS code’s conflict of interest section by using his AMS email to send a videography invoice to the AMS Events manager on behalf of ThePlug Vancouver.
The event was advertised on Facebook as “socially distanced” and claimed to have 6 person bubbles enforced by safety hosts.
Unlike previous years where changes were presented in an omnibus referendum question, these changes will be split into four parts for students to vote on at the AMS’s annual general meeting.
The Broadway Subway Project will provide rapid transit to much of the busy Broadway corridor, with construction set to begin this fall.
Taylor Haas, a former member of the UBC chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity (FIJI), was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman while he attended Queen’s University in 2018.
Since 2016, anyone 13 or older of any gender who has been sexually assaulted in the past week has been able to get specialized treatment and an optional forensic exam at UBC Hospital Urgent Care between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.
The subsidy will credit eligible students the difference between the cost of their TransLink monthly pass and the $42.50 monthly cost of the U-Pass on their SSC.
Now, students who still need to take transit will have to pay between $98 and $177 for a monthly pass from TransLink.
UBC students have reported themselves to be following the recommendations of health officials and supportive of BC health authorities’ current guidelines.
As TransLink has cut bus capacity to a fraction of what it was a few months ago and many businesses on and off-campus have temporarily closed amid COVID-19, uncertainty remains around the future of transit at UBC.
The AMS will be merging Vice and Speakeasy into AMS Peer Support, scheduled to be rolled out in time for the start of the school year in September 2020.