Samantha McCabe

Samantha McCabe

Former Coordinating Editor After serving as The Ubyssey's news editor for two years, Sam was at the helm of the paper for its 100th year of publication. During her time at the paper she drank an (absolutely unhealthy) amount of coffee in order to fuel her obsession with writing, and took a special interest in reporting on matters of sexual assault and other crimes, public opinion, and university governance. She also found the time to go to classes for her political science degree.


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.

Jeanie Malone, biomedical engineering graduate student and Board of Governors student member, is re-running for election to the Board after a year of lessons learned. Malone’s goals for the coming year are pretty consistent with last year’s platform’s emphasis on the student experience and transparency, but with an acknowledgement of the challenges that lie in the year ahead.

Jakob Gattinger is ready to take his frustrations with UBC governance bureaucracy and throw himself into a new role with the Board of Governors. As someone who ran for the race — and lost — last year, he has since then accrued new experience in the form of a Senate seat and a brief stint as interim VP Academic and University Affairs.

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