Four uncontested races, no referendums on the ballot and the lowest voter turnout in over a decade. The first all-virtual AMS elections was one for the history books, but perhaps not in the best way.
On January 25, a UBC Confessions post alleged that NSCC execs used participants’ fees to purchase Patagonia quarter-zip sweaters for the exec team. The post had almost 400 reactions as of publishing.
According to Seeking Arrangements, 71 UBC students used the app in 2020. This places the school 17th out of all Canadian schools for users.
Here we’ve covered claims made in the platforms of candidates for AMS president, VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA), VP administration, UBC Board of Governors student representatives, VP external, VP finance and Senate.
Here we’ve covered claims made at the Great Debate on Saturday, February 27 which included the races for AMS president, VP academic and university affairs (VP AUA), VP administration, UBC Board of Governors (BoG) student representatives, VP external, VP finance and Senate.
We dove into claims candidates made at the first and second AMS elections debates, about topics including transit, AMS finances and Senate rules and regulations.
Intimacy can be tricky when you’re meant to stay six feet apart from anyone outside of your immediate household or, if you live alone, your core bubble.
“Unprecedented times” has become a mainstay in pandemic vocabulary — but UBC might have set a precedent with its response to the 1918 influenza pandemic over 100 years ago.
While the AMS has heard of a potential Chegg trap following the accusations, the course instructor denied those claims.
The extra money is a result of an overcollection of student health insurance fees in the 2019/20 academic year and a bill reduction of $500,000 granted by the Pacific Blue Cross earlier this year.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to reflect on the transgender individuals who were murdered because of transphobia — but also a time to celebrate transgender lives.
Candidates discussed climate issues, housing and food accessibility along with the current opioid crisis and defunding the police.
After talks featuring Jesmyn Ward and Ibram X. Kendi were cancelled in March, the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs plans to host them virtually this November.
The on-campus thrift store was hoping to be underway with construction by September but the AMS has pushed back the construction to conduct a feasibility report for potential Norm Theatre renovations.
In conjunction with Science Literacy Week, the UBC Library hosted a virtual workshop on citizen science tools to allow the general population to get involved with scientific pursuits.