Only 24.5 per cent of students felt the overall co-op program experience was good or very good, and 40 per cent described these experiences as poor or very poor. In a time of transition and turnover, whether or not sufficient changes can be made remains to be seen.
Nine days after a fatal car accident, friends are remembering 21-year old science student Mackey Singh as a “force of nature” who seemed to know just about everyone and do just about everything.
Marium Hamid is the next AMS President. She has also been re-elected as a Senate student-at-large.
There are four referendum questions on the elections ballot this year, covering a wide range of topics: the extension of current U-Pass contract, the restructuring of AMS fees, the removal of student court from AMS bylaws and the creation of the Sustainable Food Access Fund. The first three have already been endorsed by the AMS.
Fourth-year arts student Marium Hamid wants to make the society more accessible, inclusive and communicative to students. The platform is motivated by her involvement on campus, especially her current term as the AMS student services manager.
Third-year business and computer science student Andy Lin wants to “bring God’s love to campus,” after crediting Christianity for “changing his life” and “giving him hope while being bullied growing up.”
Rodney Little Mustache, a third-year mature student and member of the Piikani Nation of the Niitsitapi Confederacy, wants to better engage Indigenous students on campus.
Presidential candidates Andy Lin, Marium Hamid and Rodney Little Mustache met again Thursday evening for the Great Debate. This time, the candidates field questions more tailored to their platforms than just those about the broad structure of the AMS.
Yesterday, the three president candidates — Andy Lin, Rodney Little Mustache and Marium Hamid — faced off in the first 2018 AMS Elections debate. From the very start of the debate, they were able to clearly distinguish their experiences and leadership styles from one another.
Following an election within the UBC Board of Governors (BoG), it was announced today that former Vice-Chair Michael Korenberg has been made the new chair. BoG member Sandra Cawley succeeds Korenberg as the new vice-chair.
This year, there are 17 students running in the 2018 AMS Elections, with two uncontested races.
Two UBC student groups focused on social justice have deleted and apologized for a Facebook post linking an article that Jewish groups said “blatantly promotes anti-Semitism and bigotry.”
Six months after its filling, former student Stephanie Hale’s human rights complaint against UBC Okanagan’s (UBCO) handling of her sexual assault report is now moving forward — but with a reduced scope.
The AMS has once again raised concern about “botched consultation” from UBC. This time, the issue is over the five-year review of the Housing Action Plan (HAP) — a process that also highlighted gaps in student housing strategies from the society’s perspective.
The results have already been presented to the Board of Governors (BoG) at the November 28, 2017 committees meeting, and changes to the plan based on the review are expected to be brought back for ratification in February.