The event took place in the Michael Kingsmill Forum in the Nest, with guests BC Attorney General David Eby and Translink Parliamentary Secretary Bowinn Ma.
Despite a tendency to abstain in this election, the UBC students who did vote preferred to vote for a familiar face than take a chance on someone new.
Many of the 12,383 voters focused more on the referenda questions, specifically the UPass, than they did on the AMS executive races
Incumbents Holmes and Pang were excited to continue their work in the Senate.
The BC government estimates the decision will save students $22 million in the coming year, as well as the average borrower $2,300 in the 10 years post-graduation.
She emphasized the importance of OERs in terms of equity, citing the additional costs that students pay for textbooks and other educational resources.
Clarke has few distinct policy change proposals; rather, he plans to act as a liaison between students and Senate.
Fall reading break, which Burnham dubbed a “buzzword” of the Senate race, is her first priority.
If re-elected, he hopes to build on what he’s already achieved.
The federal government will be giving UBC $1 million to help save the endangered southern resident killer whale population.
Senate candidates crowded the Michael Kingsmill Forum on Thursday to discuss fall reading break, academic policy and space constraints on campus.
The Knoll Protest changed activist culture on campus — a culture that has only grown with the explosion of the internet.
Under a recent five-year renewal of the U-Pass program between Translink and student associations in Metro Vancouver, the current monthly $41 price freeze will continue until April 30, 2020. Then there will be an annual two per cent increase until the price reaches around $46 by 2024.
Holmes is one of the AMS’s most visible, ambitious and productive executives.
Now, Vancouver City Council has directed staff to create a report reviewing the barriers to municipal election engagement, which has traditionally seen low participation from students.