The Free Speech Club was originally scheduled to hold an event that would feature Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern at the Chan Centre.
The federal budget will reduce floating student loan interest from prime plus 2.5 percent to just the prime rate. The fixed interest rate will be decreased from prime plus five per cent to prime plus two per cent.
Hosted in front of the Martha Piper fountain, the vigil was organized by Thaqalayn Muslim Association UBC (TMA), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights UBC, Arab Students Association at UBC (ASA), Muslim Students Association UBC (MSA), UBC Pakistani Students’ Association and Colour Connected Against Racism UBC.
The event was co-hosted by fourth-year history student and former AMS presidential candidate Spencer Latu.
It was a victory for the SASC, Indigenous Committee and student groups.
Ilnitchi was running in a heated race against Associate VP External Will Shelling and Riley Ty, an AMS councillor for the Science Undergraduate Society.
Julia Burnham was elected AMS VP Academic and University Affairs on Friday night.
Last month, the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) released a report titled “Heroin Compassion Clubs,” which pushes forward the idea of legalized prescription heroin as a harm reduction practice.
Faculty leaders are shocked by UBC’s opening proposals for this year’s renegotiation of the faculty collective agreement.
EUS President Kate Burnham is calling on the AMS to improve their advocacy for engineering and geoscience students as an important piece of provincial legislation nears its expiration.
Only nine out of twenty-four AMS, Senate and Board of Governors candidates are female, and all five presidential hopefuls are men.
The BC government estimates the decision will save students $22 million in the coming year, as well as the average borrower $2,300 in the 10 years post-graduation.
The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) will not be publicly endorsing specific candidates running in the AMS elections this year, breaking a longstanding tradition.
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.”
The AMS held their first-ever elections meet-and-greet for Indigenous students after community members raised concerns about speaking on Indigeneity without consulting them.
VP Administration candidate Andrea M. Hurtado Fuentes was placed in the penalty box on March 12 for "double postering."
But Kullar didn’t follow these penalties until late afternoon on March 11, following a phone call at around 5:50 p.m. with Elections Administrator Halla Bertrand.
Sidoo is one of the founding members of the 13th Man Foundation, which has poured millions into UBC’s football team since 2014.
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The fourth-year history student is running on an ambitious platform of economic, climate and social justice, as well as support for mental and sexual wellbeing. With goals that look beyond campus, Latu aims to achieve them by fostering direct democracy at the AMS.