Only 24.5 per cent of students felt the overall co-op program experience was good or very good, and 40 per cent described these experiences as poor or very poor. In a time of transition and turnover, whether or not sufficient changes can be made remains to be seen.
Now elected, Hamid is set on using her experience observing — and sometimes disagreeing with — current executives to take a critical look at how the AMS operates.
“I'm so excited, I'm overwhelmed by the opportunity,” said Ilnitchi, visibly overcome with emotion.
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.
Tuesday, two of the candidates for VP External — Cristina Ilnitchi and Mishal Tahir — faced off in the second debate of this year’s 2018 AMS elections, discussing issues ranging from the upcoming Vancouver municipal elections, to rent caps for on-campus housing, to advocacy for international students.
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.
It's a new chapter for both fourth-year Danae and first-year Grant, the Shephard siblings.
For the many other students with complicated or chronic health concerns, the gaps in UBC’s ability to support and care for its students well-being are cast in sharp relief.
From students’ housing insecurity to the university’s loss of talent, the diverse and far-reaching impacts of Vancouver’s expensive housing market on UBC are clear.
On Friday, a psychiatrist further testified to the mental state of former UBC student Thamer Almestadi, 19, who is on trial for attacking a fellow UBC student Mary Hare in Totem Park residence last year.
My first period was a lot like the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, except Tom Hanks wasn’t there.
“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.”