The second AMS Elections debate of 2017 featured candidates for Senate, VP Administration, VP Finance and the Board Of Governors. Now that the dust has settled, The Ubyssey has had time to check some of the claims made during the debate.
More than a full year after a woman burned down the campus rainbow flag, the UBC Pride Collective has raised it again outside the Old SUB. The ceremony marked the beginning of Pride Week, a “week-long celebration of queer and trans identities.”
The first 2017 AMS elections debate took place Monday afternoon, marking the first time candidates for President, VP Academic and VP External faced off in an official forum. Now, we've had some time to fact-check some of what the candidates said.
In a lot of ways, Stuart McLean was my first love. I grew up with him and his stories. The Vinyl Cafe was a staple in my life. Every Sunday at noon on the dot, CBC Radio would be on and Stuart's voice filled our home.
Chances are, no matter your political affiliation, someone in your life is going to say some dumb shit and you’re going to want to tell them. Here's a quick guide on the best way to call someone out (or in).
Every year, the AMS elections attract a brand new bunch of fresh-faced students, all vying for leadership of UBC's student union. And every year, you can always count on these candidates to make an appearance.
The Ubyssey has pursued UBC's rubrics for how broad-based admissions are graded for the past four years. Now, provided by a person with access to the document, we have the version that UBC used in 2016 to grade applications.
Kevin O'Leary came to UBC last night. In a 24-minute speech followed by a Q and A session, he outlined his vision for Canada and derided the policies of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. Let's dig into some of the claims he made.
“When money comes to America or to Canada or Mexico, looks from above and says, ‘Where do I want to start a business?’ It'll come here first because we have policies that are so inclusive ... they'll come to Canada.”
One of Eby's goals this year is to establish a strong base of student voters. Turnout in the 18 to 24 age group was 47.9 per cent in the 2013 provincial election — the second-worst category after 25 to 34-year-olds (39.8 per cent).
“There have been a lot of attacks on Muslim women who are wearing the hijab, and so this is a way to put on a hijab for someone who has never tried it before and ... meet a Muslim person, talk to a Muslim person, see what they're about.”
A team of four Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) executives placed second in a case competition organized by the society. In a public Facebook post, Nguyen thanked SUS VP Academic Sarah Park, one of the primary organizers of the event.
The decision came after Emma Pullman, a campaign strategist at SumOfUs — a group that aims to stop “big corporations from behaving badly” — tweeted UBC Thursday morning. The school took the ad down less than 4o minutes later.
Premier Christy Clark appointed UBC President Santa Ono to the position of chief advisor of the government's “Innovation Network” yesterday — an initiative designed to attract and retain talent for BC's tech sector.
The Pit is known for its Wednesday night “Pit Nights” — a fascinating display of first-years experiencing their first drops of alcohol and student politicians emerging from their offices in a frenzied rage to punish their bodies with hard liquor.