"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student, and the dockets posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read."
"Council will be appointing councillors and students-at-large – students that are NOT members of Council – to all the standing and ad-hoc committees for the summer"
"Without some kind of measure to allow buses to run faster, the B-Line will keep on crawling like a snail rather than flying like a bee as it is intended to do."
After a lengthy court battle with the university over whether they should be required to release documents on broad-based admissions to The Ubyssey, the BC Court of Appeals ruled in favour of UBC in a decision issued April 13.
”This month, however, the Senate meeting was cancelled ‘due to a lack of sufficient business,’ and we want to address why that is.”
“Something that never sat quite right with me in my years working with SUS was the air of “cliqueyness,” regardless of whether there was an intention to compose that atmosphere.”
Regardless, the annual AMS elections came and went and you missed a chance to have your say in who your future executives are.
“Uninstall any social media apps if you feel like they’re not good for your mental and emotional wellbeing.”
“To say the least, I was stressed and scared, but had hoped that with an array of witnesses, as well as documented proof of many incidents, that the authorities would take me seriously.”
“The discourse must be civil, of course, but there is nothing in the article that suggests it was not, and further discussions I have had with the FSC attendees confirmed as much.”
“Agenda items can seem long, mysterious and confusing without the proper background, making it difficult to see how these issues affect students.”
“Sharing niche interests with someone is a great way to kickstart a friendship — and we’re lucky enough to have UBC and the AMS host a huge number of clubs, coalitions and committees on campus.”
“The Student Fee Restructure Proposal is a lazy solution to a problem which hasn’t been shown to exist.”
“I would like to personally apologize for the phrasing of questions at an all-presidents meeting on Tuesday, in which myself and our executives held a Q&A with candidates for this year’s AMS elections.”
While we highly encourage every UBC student to voraciously consume our coverage of debates, candidate profiles and fact-checking, we know that it’s hard to find the time. So here you have it: a brutally honest run-down on what each person could offer you as a student and who you might choose to vote for, based on your personal priorities.
Every year, the AMS elections take place and every year the voter turnout is shockingly low — especially in recent years.
“This year, there are five women running out of the fifteen candidates; there is one woman running for president and two others running for an executive position.”
“Like I said before, you are only human — as much as some might fancy themselves otherwise — and you are allowed to be.”
“The lack of acknowledgement of sexual assault within their community in the statement that the IFC released is extremely telling about their concerns.”