I went to see Improv Against Humanity, which was hosted by UBC Improv and the AMS. Based on its name, I came expecting dark humour and nihilism. Instead, I found all forms of comedy, sweet moments and even hope.
At first glance, improv looks fun and lighthearted. This is a lie. Instead, it requires you to practice, commit and dive in headfirst without questions. Once you have fallen far enough, you will find yourself in the world of competitive improv.
On February 14, hundreds of people marched, drummed and chanted as part of the 27th Annual Women’s Memorial March to honour and protect the lives of missing and murdered women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES).
“They try to rush you through [when it’s busy] so you don’t want to be the person who holds up the line by asking for the receipt. Unless you notice it on the spot with a receipt, there’s no way for you to complain and get your money back.”
Yesterday, Pooja Bhatti, Faraz Nikzad and Julien Hart participated in the second AMS election debate as part of this year’s VP Administration race. The candidates spoke about issues ranging from club management to building management.
This year’s candidates for VP Administration met once again this afternoon for the Great Debate. In contrast with the last one, this debate saw a deeper discussion of certain topics and more challenging questions from the audience.
A fourth-year science student, Pooja Bhatti aims to strengthen the relationship between the AMS, constituencies and clubs by improving outreach to and by clubs, increasing sustainability and accessibility of the Nest, and enhancing campus culture.
Faraz Nikzad aims to improve both the student and business sides of the AMS. This platform builds upon his experiences working with and for the AMS as the UBC Persian Club’s current president and as the former manager-on-duty for its food outlets.
A second-year commerce student, Julien Hart wants to empower clubs. This focus is motivated by his formal and informal experiences working in event-planning intensive positions such as the social chair of the Zeta Psi fraternity.
Pooja Bhatti has been elected as the next AMS VP Administration. She beat out Faraz Nikzad and Julien Hart for the title. “I’m so shocked, and it feels incredible!” said Bhatti, engulfed in hugs from her friends.
On March 7, the provincial government announced its support for bringing ride-hailing services to BC. The timeline is set for the end of 2017, but the legislation for it is “still to be written” according to James Lombardi.
A new meal plan has been approved to take effect in September 2017. While its development was initiated six months ago, the plan does factor in inputs from the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and a recently circulated petition.
For the first time in over a decade, the AMS elections committee (EC) has released a list of 16 recommendations for changes to the AMS’s electoral procedures. The exact changes are still to be determined by their respective committees.
Three candidates for the Vancouver-Point Grey riding came to the Nest Thursday evening for a debate focused on student issues. The Ubyssey moderated the debate and has since checked the veracity of some of the candidates' claims.
This afternoon, the UBC Ecuadorian Students Association (ESA) began a search party for missing student Louis Gonick. They have now departed from UBC for Stanley Park, the location where Gonick was last seen on April 16.