The weight of the world rests on our shoulders. Yet the fate of the world lies beneath the heels of the rich, their carbon footprints stamped down like corporate logos.
UBC is unique from most universities because it owns and operates its own water system. But how does water get here? What do we do with it? And how do we reconcile our collective need for water with a climate crisis that could see it becoming our most precious commodity?
The sands that I would pretend were sprinkles, where I’d roll around in, feeling like a brigadeiro. The sea where I learned that the best way past a tall wave is through it. It was now buried in oil and the federal government refused to do anything about it.
At the Supermarket You don’t see peanuts plucked out of the ground
Many presidents didn’t receive an invite to the dinner this year.
Generally, most unions are not transparent about their expenditures.
On paper, Student Court is the society’s neutral third-party decision-making body in times of disagreement — in practice, it is hasn’t been functional in 10 years.
The AMS’s latest effort is a blitz after years of waiting. Will it be enough?
The Sexual Assault Support Fund (SASF) currently charges students $3.65 per year, but increased operational costs within SASC have pushed it over budget for the past two academic years. Pending approval from AMS Council, the referendum question would raise the fee somewhere between $8.50 and $9.50.
The AMS lobbied for the government to follow through on promises to provide funding for Indigenous students and better engage those students in consultation.
Under these estimates, the AMS will pay off its remaining $1 million of operational debt in “two, three years.”
With less than five months left, here’s where your elected representatives stand on accomplishing their goals.
Another of Hamid’s executive goals was to create a centralized space for feedback on AMS services — but nothing has materialized so far.
Halfway through her term, AMS VP External (VPX) Cristina Ilnitchi has made progress on her promises — though some will not hit their full stride till the second term.
Midway through his term, AMS VP Finance Kuol Akuechbeny says he’s taking a “so far, so good” view on the progress towards his executive goals.
Holmes is one of the AMS’s most visible, ambitious and productive executives.
From clubs and constituencies to sustainability to mental health, Hakim came into the year with big hopes.
“I think we’ve been able to make a lot of changes to start to counteract this because obviously this isn't a problem that kind of just appeared out of thin air.”
But unlike the majority of Canadian student unions, the AMS is not a member of any formal student alliance. And the reasons for it are as historical as they are political.