Six months after its launch, here’s how the Indigenous Strategic Plan is going.
Here, we explore the stories of the many people who worked to build new systems for supporting survivors of sexual violence, shifting anti-violence rhetoric into pro-survivor spaces.
One major goal of the process is to make admissions fair for everyone, but how can existing societal biases be acknowledged and mitigated in decision-making?
The Board is one of UBC’s most powerful governing bodies, yet it is composed primarily of individuals from the corporate world who are appointed by the provincial government, not the university.
At the last AMS council meeting on Wednesday, council approved a number of changes to the Business and Administration Governance Board (BAGB).
“What sets me apart from the opposition [is that], in all honesty, I’m just someone who’s new to the game. I know there’s people who have been in the AMS for a while … but I think having an outside viewpoint is important in a lot of these things.”
“There’s always differing points of view … and because I’ve worked with a variety of people, I think that I have a pretty good ability and understanding on compromising and on working things out through discussion.”
The Ubyssey takes a look back through the years at some of the most interesting former executives. Whether they’ve been prime minister or filing complaints with the UN, they've had some colourful terms and exciting careers.
Ross Horton appears to have left under good terms. In an email to staff, Bailey said he “would like to personally thank Ross for his hard work, dedication and commitment to supporting the students of UBC and the student leadership of the AMS.”
Lakhiyalov, a fourth-year cognitive systems and computer science major, is the current associate VP Finance for the AMS, vice chair of the fund committee and also vice president of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Lakhiyalov is campaigning on a platform that includes creating a long-term sustainable financial plan, implementing professional development programs, and integrating financial systems and expanding their usage to all clubs and constituencies.
“So by allowing the associate VP finance to take on more of that responsibility by taking off [the financial systems] off their plate, it will allow the new AVP to really focus on developing those financial assistance programs.”
With issues ranging from confusion around staff appreciation gift cards to management’s transition difficulty to communication gaps, the 2016/17 term saw a high level of frustration from AMS Tutoring staff.
Lam announced his decision at the July 19 AMS Council meeting in closed session, which was entered upon his request. However, a public discussion about his resignation was held shortly after in the meeting.
“I found the officer reasonable, pleasant, and I appreciated the opportunity to practice my French with him; henceforth I will be careful to follow the rules 'à la lettre,'” philosophy major Franz Kurtzke wrote.
They will have to “ensure student experience is well represented in UBC’s strategic plan, advocate for student-friendly allocations of the Excellence Fund and work to provide students with a strong voice in all aspects of the university.”
Three candidates are running to replace Jakob Gattinger as the permanent VP Academic and University Affairs (VPAUA) in the upcoming by-election. The candidates begin their campaigning period on September 12 at 12 a.m.
The two candidates running for the AMS VP Academic role met for their one and only debate today at 5:30 p.m.
More than a year after their previous one expired, the AMS and MoveUP — the union that represents 14 non-student permanent administration employees — are still without a collective agreement.