Every AMS election candidate running for exec positions is entitled to be reimbursed for a certain amount of money. It’s more complicated than just getting free money, though. Regulating campus spending is hard and cash can't buy you an election.
Like many kids of immigrants, I have two names: my name in Chinese is ??, which if read aloud, sounds suspiciously like my English name, Helen. I'm not sure which one my mother decided on first — my Chinese name or my English name.
In order to increase awareness of relevant elections issues, the VP External Office has been running campaigns about affordability and housing rights, as well as hosted town halls with topics such as pipelines and political fundraising.
The AMS has changed its club management software to Clubhouse after the end of its contract with the previous software, Orgsync. The new software will be more user-friendly and intuitive, according to Chris Scott, AMS VP Administration.
The Nest’s $66 million construction loan, once taken from UBC, will soon be financed by an external bank. This will reduce the interest rate from 5.75 per cent to 3.5 per cent and save students millions, said AMS President Ava Nasiri.
In his tenure as UBC’s president — from 2006 to 2014 — Toope developed and implemented Place and Promise, UBC’s 2010-2020 strategic plan emphasizing three main pillars of student learning, research excellence, and community engagement.
Since your AMS executives have now been working for the entire summer, we asked each one about their goals for the school year, what they accomplished over the summer, and their strategy for student engagement.
It's no secret that Vancouver's housing market is unaffordable, unsustainable, and practically impenetrable. Faculty have been feeling the heat as they struggle to navigate the Bermuda triangle of Vancouver’s real estate.
UBC’s faculty of education is ranked number one in the country and ninth in the world according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The faculty of education’s rise to prominence happened quite quickly over the past few years.
Run by the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office, the conference brought together professors, graduates and undergraduates who presented and held discussions with the audience about systemic racism, particularly at UBC.
The award honours 20th-century psychologist Mary Whiton Calkins, a pioneer in the field who was denied a PhD by Harvard because of her gender. It will be awarded based on a short essay and embodiment of the same characters as Calkins.
The program, which is a joint effort of the department of computer science and department of statistics, will be a 10-month long, intensive program aimed at those interested in managing and using data.
The proposal for the building has been met with support from the First Nations communities, faculty and student groups consulted. It will be built between Koerner Library and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Submissions received on the site will be compiled by an ad hoc GSS committee created to produce a report that will provide recommendations for responding to harassment on campus.
“I think it’s great to try and aim for equity and representation, especially in places like government,” said Jennifer Berdahl, professor of gender and diversity in leadership at Sauder. “But it really depends on the motivations for doing it and how it’s done.”