Moira Wyton

Moira Wyton

Features Editor & alternative Moira

Moira started writing for The Ubyssey after a friend convinced her that it wasn’t a cult (it is). Since September 2016, she has written features on healthcare policy, contraception, faculty diversity, the Vancouver housing crisis and the practice of politics at UBC; covered the AMS VP External and student Senate elections, and broken news on everything from university governance to UBC's reconciliation strategy. When she’s not camped out at the features desk, Moira studies political science and international relations in the dual degree program between UBC and Sciences Po Paris and usually remembers to call her parents. Send her a strongly-worded LinkedIn request here.

Cristina Ilnitchi is running to be the next AMS VP External with a platform focused on affordability, accessibility and wellbeing. One of three candidates vying for the position, Ilnitchi is hoping to use her experience as the campaigns and outreach commissioner (COC) under the AMS VP Academic portfolio to advocate for students.

Mishal Tahir, one of three candidates running for AMS VP External, is focusing her platform on achieving a SkyTrain line to UBC, improving affordability and scholarships — especially for international students — and strengthening student housing rights.

S.G. Krishna is a second-year commerce student running for AMS VP External with a focus on improving job opportunities for international students and increasing the ease of opting out of the U-Pass.

All three candidates for AMS VP External — Mishal Tahir, S.G. Krishna and Cristina Ilnitchi — faced-off on questions related to tuition advocacy, transit and sexual assault policy implementation at the Great Debate on Thursday night. While each candidate brought unique platform points, it became clear that each had varying levels of concrete policy proposals.

Throughout the highs and lows of my own sexual health, getting tested was never something I wanted to bring up. I felt like asking someone about whether or not they were “clean” was passing judgement on their sexual practices and also killed the mood.

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