Compared to the fiery clashes of AMS debates, the four hopefuls — Simon de Weerdt, Jen McCutcheon, Madison Moore and Sung Yun Wong — struggled to find areas where they disagreed.
While the issue of mistreatment in medical schools is hardly unique to UBC, the faculty has doubled down on its efforts to improve its learning environment.
“Seeing an increase in the budget means nothing but good."
Ilnitchi was running in a heated race against Associate VP External Will Shelling and Riley Ty, an AMS councillor for the Science Undergraduate Society.
In a statement to The Ubyssey, elections administrator Halla Bertrand said the elections committee “does not believe that any candidate is purposefully buying accounts or the like.”
Just because the AMS isn’t shouting and stomping down doors doesn’t mean its work isn’t political anymore.
Riley Ty, an AMS councillor for the Science Undergraduate Society, is running to be AMS VP External on a platform of mental health support, financial security and improved transportation.
Currently the associate VP External, Shelling wants to “remove the barriers that students face” when applying to and attending UBC.
Current AMS VP External Cristina Ilnitchi is running for re-election on a platform of amplifying student voices nationally, advocating for affordable education and engaging in collaborative advocacy.
With that in mind, The Ubyssey is fact-checking every VP external candidate’s platform and all the statements they made during debates.
AMS VP External Cristina Ilnitchi, Associate VP External Will Shelling and AMS Councillor for Science Undergraduate Society Riley Ty faced off in a tense debate on student housing, transit, climate advocacy and the upcoming federal elections.
AMS VP External Cristina Ilnitchi, Associate VP External Will Shelling and AMS Councillor for Science Undergraduate Society Riley Ty debated on how they would lobby with provincial and federal governments on issues like transit, climate change, postsecondary access and affordability and sexual violence prevention advocacy.
Currently, UBC doesn’t prohibit romantic relationships between students and faculty.
The report identified three “urgent issues” prevalent in the math department: a lack of resources, inadequate physical infrastructure and a shortage of classroom space.
“We are hearing from our students and we’ve been seeing in the media that across Canada these delays are causing very substantial difficulties for these Iranian students."