He’s campaigning on divestment, Indigenous engagement and expanding access to Open Educational Resources (OERs) to offset the cost of textbooks.
On issues such at the fall reading break, he expressed frustration at the Senate’s sluggish pace.
His platform revolves around installing classroom recording technology, improving classroom scheduling, unifying student senators and improving Senate consultation.
At its February 6 meeting, AMS Council approved a referendum question to expand the Sexual Assault Support Fund (SASF) fee from $3.65 to $9.30. It also voted to endorse the fee increase.
Of the six students enrolled in UBC’s Masters of Philosophy program, only one is female.
On February 4, “The Time Is Now: Stand with Unist'ot'en” event will raise fund for the Wet’suwet’en legal defence fund. The event is organized by the First Nations Studies Student Association (FNSSA) and receives support from the Indigenous Students Association and the Indigenous Law Students Association.
The Sexual Assault Support Fund (SASF) currently charges students $3.65 per year, but increased operational costs within SASC have pushed it over budget for the past two academic years. Pending approval from AMS Council, the referendum question would raise the fee somewhere between $8.50 and $9.50.
This year, it will be featuring food writer Michael Pollan, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and relationships scholar Helen Fisher.
Held in the UBC Life Sciences building, the citizenship ceremony was a joint event between UBC, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), a non-profit organization that organizes programs to encourage active citizenship.
“In three years, we could solve this housing crisis for everybody at UBC,” Condon said. “We don’t need to wait 20 years for that subway.”
Tomorrow at 4:20 p.m. (nice), the UBC Hempology 101 club is hosting a “Legalization Celeblazion” in front of the AMS Nest to celebrate this change in Canada’s cannabis laws.
“It’s a discussion that really needs to happen after we develop an MoU and further understand the academic use [of the brewery] and how much is going to be brewed out of this,” he said. “Right now, the focus is on getting an MoU.”
The end of Connect will be met with cheers, as the system was well known for its tendency to crash or malfunction.
UBC’s Equity and Inclusion office has made changes to the upcoming Pride installation after reviewing feedback from the campus community. The timeline for the design’s unveiling is still set for early September.
The AMS has released the report for this year’s Academic Experience Survey (AES), which outlines 27 recommendations for the society to follow in response to the survey’s results.