Samantha McCabe

Samantha McCabe

Coordinating Editor Previously The Ubyssey's news editor for two years, Sam drinks an (absolutely unhealthy) amount of coffee in order to fuel her obsession with writing. She takes a special interest in reporting on matters of sexual assault and other crimes, public opinion, and university governance. She occasionally finds the time to go to classes for her political science and creative writing degree. Fuel her narcissism by following her on Twitter and sending her tips.


Amidst talks of implementation, Policy 131 is also up for its first review, which UBC committed to conduct one year after the policy came into effect and then every three years following.

“It really is a failure that we are now a year into this policy, and I don’t think that we’re better off from when we passed the policy.” So what went wrong?

Statistics show alarmingly high rates of sexual misconduct within the Greek community, and women are speaking out about a culture of silencing and internal resolutions. So why doesn’t UBC see the Greeks as its responsibility?

UBC is working to establish a separate trust, which will ideally let the university invest hugely in their own student housing without the caps of provincial borrowing. After working for years to come up with alternative funding solutions without real success, this may finally allow the university to fund an accelerated construction of student residences.

Although every referenda question received a majority of “yes” votes, only two received enough total votes to pass the required 8 per cent quorum. During the results announcements at the Pit, every question was announced as “passed” but soon after several sources contacted The Ubyssey to insist that this was not the case.

There are four referendum questions on the elections ballot this year, covering a wide range of topics: the extension of current U-Pass contract, the restructuring of AMS fees, the removal of student court from AMS bylaws and the creation of the Sustainable Food Access Fund. The first three have already been endorsed by the AMS.

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