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.
Incumbent Eshana Bhangu is running for a second term in the Senate on a platform of equity, accessibility and transparency.
Yee emphasized that equity, diversity and inclusion underlie her platform priorities. She also acknowledged the role the pandemic had in upending the university’s “normal.”
With a platform of transparency, clarity, equity and teamwork, Sandhu aims to use her experience to increase the level of transparency between students and the governing body.
Third-year economics student Damir Korniiashik wants UBC to be the top university in Canada.
Senate hopeful Shivani Mehta said that her current role as the AMS associate VP of academic affairs sets her apart.
The fourth-year political science student, current senator-at-large and AMS president listed nine key areas of his platform, including intentions to seek re-appointment as chair of the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee.
Mathew Ho is vying for a seat on the Senate with a platform of increasing hybrid and online learning opportunities.
Agosti-Moro said experience sets his platform apart from the opposition — he’s been on Senate for two years and is co-chair of the Student Senate Caucus.
AMS Elections Chief Electoral Officer Isabelle Ava-Pointon is urging students who have already cast their vote this week to vote again after ballot changes.
Bhangu is planning on using her experience as vice chair of the Senate Budget Committee in advocating for affordability.
With experience working as the associate VP academic affairs this past year, Mehta wants to focus on developing “attainable, realistic and long-term goals.”
As an AMS insider, Mary Gan wants to increase the AMS’s financial transparency for students.
Saad Shoaib, a third-year arts student, is running uncontested for AMS VP external on a platform of student affordability and AMS transparency.
Evans, a fourth-year political science major, bore both successes and controversy during his term. Now, he’s running on a platform of support for the COVID-19 recovery, an AMS governance review and creating an AMS equity unit.
As the only contested AMS executive race in this year’s elections, Shivani Mehta and Eshana Bhangu went back and forth, questioning each other’s track records and plans if elected.