Nearly three years since Professor Arvind Gupta resigned from his position as UBC President, the controversy surrounding his departure continues to haunt university politics.
After Associate Professor Ayesha Chaudhry announced her resignation from the Board of Governors (BoG) on April 19, four faculty members are now running to fill her vacated BoG faculty representative seat.
Having been restructured twice since April 2017, AMS VP Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) office is once again undergoing a structural change.
Voting for a new UBC Vancouver Board of Governors (BoG) faculty representative was temporarily disrupted due to a systems outage that brought down almost all UBC networks.
A Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) outlet is moving into the Nest, replacing the frozen yogurt shop Qoola that is being sued by the AMS for failing to pay over two years of rent.
The issue of climate change is at the forefront for the UBC community. Yesterday, the climate town hall conference was held in the lower atrium of the Nest and was hosted by a collective of UBC clubs, providing interactive booths and three separate discussion sessions on ways to engage climate change and climate justice.
Max Holmes, Jeanie Malone, Marium Hamid, Hannah Xiao and Jakob Gattinger were all elected to be senators-at-large on UBC Vancouver’s student senate caucus tonight.
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.
Kuol Akuechbeny has been elected VP Finance, beating out financial systems coordinator Adam Forsgren. This makes Akuechbeny the first VP Finance in four years to not be a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
“I'm so excited, I'm overwhelmed by the opportunity,” said Ilnitchi, visibly overcome with emotion.
Chris Hakim has won the VP Administration race. Hakim ran on a campaign of bringing more consistency to the AMS’s operations.
Holmes ran unopposed for this position on a campaign of survivor-centric sexual violence support, holistic student affordability, accountable limitation of UBC’s new strategic plan and a systematic approach to student mental health.
Marium Hamid is the next AMS President. She has also been re-elected as a Senate student-at-large.
With a one-year pilot program launching at start of September, the student union of UBC Okanagan (UBCSUO) will soon cover medical cannabis prescription under its health plan.
In a bid to meet the workforce demands of the industry, the provincial government announced - on January 16 - the addition of 2900 of new undergraduate spaces in engineering and computer sciences at universities across the province.
Former IFC First Vice-President Will Shelling confirmed that he has taken over as interim president. He said the IFC “will comment further on the matter following consultation with our presidents.”
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The UBC Vancouver Senate student caucus recently released their Senate 2020 document, which outlines a large list of goals that they hope to make progress on in the next few years.
The dust has settled and the 2018 AMS Great Debate is over. Voting starts Monday, but before you head to the polls, let's take another look at some of the statements made Thursday night.