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 feature-length pieces on healthcare policy, contraception, faculty diversity, the Vancouver housing crisis and the practice of politics at UBC; covered tumultuous 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 at the features desk, Moira studies political science and international relations in the dual degree program between UBC and Sciences Po Paris, and sometimes remembers to call her parents. Email: LinkedIn: Moira Wyton

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.

“Cardio machines go days or even weeks without being fixed, the towels used to wipe down equipment are few and far-between and the floor space for stretching could be advertised as an attractive nano unit after a quick a paint job.”

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