A group of UBC students and local activists are spearheading a Facebook group meant to provide support to Vancouverites amid the COVID-19 global pandemic — and it’s quickly growing into a social movement.
The rental relief program will be administered through BC Housing and is meant for people unable to make payments on their rent.
New economic measures include investments in healthcare and housing, a new BC Emergency Benefit to support workers and a promise to support renters’ rights.
Currently working as associate VP finance of the AMS, Garvin’s platform includes increasing mental health resources, bettering communication and improving financial transparency and food security on campus.
The government will commit up to $27 billion in direct support to individuals and businesses and $55 billion through tax deferrals for a combined total of $82 billion — more than 3 per cent of Canada’s GDP, according to a government press release.
UBC is unique from most universities because it owns and operates its own water system. But how does water get here? What do we do with it? And how do we reconcile our collective need for water with a climate crisis that could see it becoming our most precious commodity?
Eshana Bhangu, Julia Burnham, Cole Evans, Chris Hakim and Max Holmes are your next student senators-at-large.
The Ubyssey is fact-checking every candidate’s platform and all the statements they made during the debates to determine whether they're true, misleading or plain old false.
The installation was created by students in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders and hereditary chiefs who oppose the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on their unceded territory, as well as the Indigenous youth who have been demonstrating at the BC legislature in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en.
Axel Kong has a lot of ideas. He wants to shake up the Senate with an ambitious platform, but has faced criticism for his muddled understanding of Senate policy.
Borno was inspired to run after participating in several Middle Eastern student associations and becoming the current president of Colour Connected Against Racism, an AMS resource group.
This is the current AMS VP Administration’s first Senate run but he’s not unprepared, showing good knowledge of Senate policies and procedures — which is not always the case for first-time candidates.
Newcomers showed a better understanding of Senate policy and an improved presence in open debate periods.
Newcomers without Senate or AMS experience struggled to stand out during the discussions as they deferred to the more experienced candidates.
In a presentation at the December Board of Governors (BoG) meeting, GSS President Nicolas Romualdi urged UBC to consider improving its funding methods for students in research-based graduate programs.