Following previous years’ budget processes, the committee was expected to recommend the draft budget be approved by the full Board at its meeting next Friday, March 31.
Last night, AMS Council met for the first time since the end of the 2023 AMS Elections. AMS Elections Administrator Max Holmes made recommendations to increase turnout in future elections and President Eshana Bhangu spoke about ways to increase executive oversight.
Every year, UBC releases a report of data on student demographics, admission, enrolment and retention rates, and every year, The Ubyssey breaks down the sixty pages of data down to what you need to know.
A small group of Sikh students silently protested ongoing human rights violations in Punjab in front of Koerner Library on March 20 before joining a larger rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG).
We broke down key takeaways from this year's election results: the second highest turnout ever and the first to elect a "joke" candidate since 2017.
Davey Li, Kareem Hassib, Mathew Ho, Kamil Kanji and Sultana Razia are your next student senators-at-large.
Bhangu and Hassib beat out former student senator Leonard Wang, and newcomers to student governance Onyekachukwu Odenigbo and Sultana Razia for seats on UBC’s highest governing body.
Tong, a third-year newcomer to the AMS, ran on a platform of advocating around affordability and accessibility issues.
To pass, referenda must get a total majority of ‘yes’ votes, and at least 4,918 students, 8 per cent of the student body, must vote ‘yes.’ Voter turnout for elections as a whole this year was 14,065 votes, 22.9 per cent.
Caguiat ran a platform of Nest accessibility, increased club engagement and sustainability.
Abhi Mishra will be the AMS’s next VP finance.
Remy the Rat — represented by third-year English honours student Esmé Decker — will be the head of the kitchen (and AMS) next year.
When results were announced Kanji said he felt “over the fucking moon.”
Here we're covering major platform points from candidates in every race — president, VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA), VP administration, VP external, VP finance, Senate and the Board of Governors.
Here we're covering the second Debate from March 2 where the candidates for VP finance, Senate and the Board of Governors debated each other. The lone VP external candidate was scheduled to debate as well, but she was absent.
Here we're covering the Great Debate from March 3 where candidates in every race — VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA), VP administration, president, VP external, VP finance, Senate and the Board of Governors — debated each other across six hours.
Here we're covering the first debate from February 28 where the candidates for VP academic and university affairs (VPAUA), VP administration and president all debated each other.
According to a statement from the AMS Elections Committee sent to The Ubyssey, Caguiat “invited multiple Facebook friends, including a polling officer” to an event organized by another candidate.
Election season involves more than just voting for candidates — voting on referendum questions is another way to have your say about what happens in the AMS.