Newcomers Shivani Mehta and Georgia Yee have won Senate seats alongside current senators Dante Agosti-Moro, Eshana Bhangu and Julia Burnham.
AMS Elections 2021
Keep up with the latest developments in this year’s AMS elections.
Max Holmes has won re-election and will be joined by BoG newcomer Georgia Yee next year.
Gan, the current associate VP finance, ran for the seat uncontested.
Bhangu was in a two-way race with the current Associate VP Academic Shivani Mehta. The VPAUA race was the only contested AMS executive race this year.
Candidates are running in seven races for the AMS, Board of Governors and Senate.
We want to know what you think this year’s candidates for student government need to focus on.
The fact that the race was uncontested didn’t let Evans off the hook as the audience pressed him on how he promoted involvement in the AMS exec as someone seeking re-election.
At the first Board of Governors candidates debate, hopefuls overlapped on many platform points but challenged each other on identity and representation.
Benson and Liu mostly responded to audience questions and rarely engaged in direct clashes with one another. The open debate portion often ended in silence, prematurely.
Candidates for VP academic and university affairs Eshana Bhangu and Shivani Mehta chased each other’s tails at the first debate of the 2021 AMS elections.
At last night’s debate, the sole VP finance candidate Mary Gan discussed student mistrust, fees, pandemic-related budget cuts and mental health coverage.
We dove into claims candidates made at the first and second AMS elections debates, about topics including transit, AMS finances and Senate rules and regulations.
On Thursday, AMS elections officials announced that Yee’s campaigning privileges have been suspended for 24 hours.
AMS Elections announced Thursday afternoon that officials have issued an official warning to Mehta for using her official AMS email address “in the course of campaign activities.”
In the first AMS debate, ten candidates for five senator-at-large positions found consensus on issues of transparency, but newcomers slipped up occasionally on policy.
While Saad Shoaib detailed which groups he’d lobby with, he separated himself from ThePlug Vancouver.
At 5:01 p.m. on Saturday, AMS Elections officials posted on its Facebook page that Bhangu’s right to campaign had been suspended for the next 24 hours — but the team has since downgraded the penalty to 12 hours.
Saad Shoiab answered questions on Hong Kong, Indigenous students, international students and his fraternity membership at the Great Debate on Saturday.
After Lawrence Liu withdrew last night, AMS digital media coordinator Lauren Benson is now the lone candidate in the VP Administration race. The absence of competition was reflected at the Great Debate earlier today in which Benson stuck to familiar talking points and performed with consistency.