Hosted today in the Great Hall, the 2017 AMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) was dominated by financial updates from the President and General Manager’s Annual Report.
This transition concludes Gattinger’s two-month term as the interim VPAUA following Daniel Lam’s resignation on July 19.
Khadija Ismayilova, an Azerbaijani investigative reporter, has won the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity. Since its founding in 2012, it has been “one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the fight against corruption and [for human rights]” at $100,000 CAD.
More than a year after their previous one expired, the AMS and MoveUP — the union that represents 14 non-student permanent administration employees — are still without a collective agreement.
The two candidates running for the AMS VP Academic role met for their one and only debate today at 5:30 p.m.
Three candidates are running to replace Jakob Gattinger as the permanent VP Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) in the upcoming by-election. The candidates begin their campaigning period on September 12 at 12 a.m.
Hundreds of people marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Various chants could be heard as the crowd weaved through the streets of downtown Vancouver.
Three of the four National Democratic Party (NDP) leadership candidates came by UBC Friday afternoon for a chance to speak directly to students about their platforms, followed by an informal meet and greet session with attendees.
They will have to “ensure student experience is well represented in UBC’s strategic plan, advocate for student-friendly allocations of the Excellence Fund and work to provide students with a strong voice in all aspects of the university.”
“I found the officer reasonable, pleasant, and I appreciated the opportunity to practice my French with him; henceforth I will be careful to follow the rules 'à la lettre,'” philosophy major Franz Kurtzke wrote.
As stated in the documents, the goal of Ono’s apology will be to “acknowledge the university’s responsibilities and strengthened commitment to collaborative relations with Indigenous people in BC and Canada.”
Organized by an ad hoc group called Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver, the protest featured a carnival band and nearly 20 speakers. Over three hours, they offered different perspectives on the concepts of identity and discrimination.
Professors responded with disgust after poetry prof Stephen Guy-Bray tweeted an image of a note that was slipped under his office door Thursday evening. The student who wrote it says he knows how to end the “campus culture wars.”
With an $117.6 million investment, between 15 and 35 researchers are expected to be hired and maintained for seven years. This depends on the number of candidates who are eligible for either $350,000 or $1 million per year.
At its August 9 meeting, the AMS Council has voted to rescind the internal policy that bars the society from entering exclusive cold beverage agreements. It was first introduced at the July 19 meeting as a “housekeeping item.”