Holmes will officially take office on Wednesday, September 27, when he will start working on an ambitious platform that includes some of the previous priorities of former VPAUA Daniel Lam.
The humanitarian hip-hop club has teamed up with the urban showcase project Cxxlaid — pronounced like “Kool-Aid” — to host Cxxlaid UBC, a jam-packed hip-hop concert in the Pit featuring eight rap performances, two dance crews and a DJ.
Last Thursday, AMS Vice-President Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) by-election candidates Max Holmes and Franz Kurtzke spent 90 minutes outlining their platforms and goals for the position in a heated and often tense debate.
Students will attend two of sixteen workshops that discuss topics such as poverty, hunger, mental health, education, gender equality, reducing inequality, accessibility, reduced role of finance in social issues, climate action and consumption and production.
The AMS Falun Dafa Fellowship has reported that materials from their info booth in the Nest were stolen and vandalized.
Although the page has been almost entirely inactive in the past four months, the term “Sauder snakes” has nonetheless become a commonly used insult to refer to Sauder students.
Hundreds of people marched from the Art Gallery to Sunset Beach to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Various chants could be heard as the crowd weaved through the streets of downtown Vancouver.
Many of the permanent time changes are being put in place to reduce large wait times and overcrowding — two issues that any UBC student who has had a full bus zoom past them on the commute to campus will understand.
Drag shows feature performers elaborately dressing up as the opposite sex while putting on a show that can feature singing, dancing, lip-syncing, impersonations, humorous monologues and a variety of other camp-fuelled shenanigans.
A large crowd of onlookers assembled at UBC yesterday to witness the extremely rare solar phenomenon, and they’ve uploaded some good pictures of it onto Instagram. Take a look at some of the best shots below.
Organized by an ad hoc group called Stand Up to Racism Metro Vancouver, the protest featured a carnival band and nearly 20 speakers. Over three hours, they offered different perspectives on the concepts of identity and discrimination.
Likewise, Harsev Oshan ran as Rob Ford in the 2014 AUS Representatives election, but he ran into criticism when his joke candidacy — which promised free alcohol and the abolition of tuition — actually won him one of five available seats.
Since this is still in its consultation stages, which involve meetings with other experts and stakeholders, Marcus said that Ono was not able to make any commitments regarding what will eventually be included in the strategic plan.
That being said, if you’re tired of all the food in the Nest — which you most certainly will be by midterm season — then the trek out to Wesbrook Village for something new could make for a pretty good treat.
Ten environmentally-focused student groups on campus have collaborated together to create a proposal outlining how they believe UBC should address matters related to sustainability in the future. This is in response to UBC’s new strategic plan.