While this is correct, this post mischaracterizes and minimizes the fact that the AMS was the reason why the The Ubyssey was shut down
You could hibernate for the full three weeks and watch YouTube videos or you could read a book, which is like a YouTube video but only in your head.
"While the BoG already live-streams the full meetings, committee meetings — where most of the detailed policy discussions take place — will now be available to community members whenever they want, wherever they are."
You would think UBC Board of Governors would be interested in maintaining transparency and accountability, following years of criticism around bad governance.
”As members of the largest voting bloc in Canada, voters ages 18 to 24 — in large part university students — have the most power to effect change, hold federal party leaders to account and make our voices heard.”
The Ubyssey strives to have an even more robust coverage of the issue, where we will bring more intersectionality and focus on the issue’s impacts on marginalized groups into our coverage.
"We here at The Ubyssey have become well acquainted with the new council’s platforms, promises and personalities over this long, long campaign period and the real and very hard work is not too far in the distance. So, we’re offering our help."
We have no excuses to make here. We are constantly trying to improve and unfortunately, this mistake has to be a part of that process. Decolonizing our journalism is important to us and we are committed to learning from this as we work towards this goal in the future.
"Nominations are closed tomorrow (February 15) at noon – yes, we know – so get your nominations in quick. Fill out a nomination form (available here or in front of our office in Nest, Room 2208) and drop it off to the Administrative Assistant in Nest Room 3502 by 12 p.m. tomorrow!"
"We stand by the student newspapers in Ontario that are opposing these changes — by our count, more than 40 papers will be impacted."
Just because it’s a new year and new semester doesn’t mean that you have re-imagine your lifestyle — and we suggest not doing so. The urge to fix and address every single aspect of your life is the exact reason why it’s so hard to stick to resolutions in the first place.
“Recently, a mistake made by the University of Alberta’s (U of A) student paper The Gateway was met with a lawsuit from Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton-Griesbach Kerry Diotte on the grounds of defamation. In our view, a lawsuit is not a proportional response to an honest — and since-corrected — misstep. It’s also not good for freedom of speech and of the press.“
All we’re asking for is a few days to rest, catch up on sleep and, momentarily, not have to worry about the grind of classes.
Instead, after waiting the required 30 minutes before they can begin without quorum, the AMS then rushed through a huge series of reports while students helped themselves to the free food.
Whomever did it is probably really, really sorry for the work they created for that poor EUS first-year charged with cleaning it up.