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

“We’re trying to break down the wall between the ivory tower and the broader political community and to recognize that there is a role for thinking about politics as a practice — not just as theory,” said Cameron.

While Gonick’s mother has not yet arrived in Vancouver, Gallegos Marín stressed that the gathering and fundraiser are about spreading the word and maintaining morale among his friends and family both in Vancouver and Ecuador.

“The next time someone tells me that one vote won’t count, I’m going to say, ‘Oh, let me tell you a story,’” said Chris Hakim, who lost the AUS VP External race by one vote. “I know that it does first-hand.”

“People are amazing once you get them out of their idiotic ideological presuppositions,” said Peterson to a crowd of dozens at the event. “Let’s be a bit appreciative of the political distribution and let’s understand that you need to communicate."

The fourth-year honours economics student’s platform is aimed at ensuring that Senate will have a “student-focused agenda” for the next three years, as a new set of faculty representatives begin their terms this year.

Jakob Gattinger, a third-year mining engineering student, is running to be one of five student senators-at-large in the UBC Vancouver Senate with a platform focused on mental health, a commitment to diversity and tuition consultation concerns.

Third-year economics student Ian Sapollnik is running for re-election after serving one term as arts student senator in the UBC Vancouver Senate, making it his third campaign for Senate since he first ran in 2015.

Student Senate candidates Daniel Lam, Jakob Gattinger, Simran Brar, William Chen, Ian Sapollnik and Kevin Doering met on Friday for the second student Senate debate. The six candidates are each vying for one of five student-at-large seats.

As of Monday, March 6, the UBC bus loop will close and bus routes will begin pickup and drop-off along Wesbrook Mall, according to an announcement from UBC Transportation. We've broken down how this will affect your route.

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