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.
While the society has consistently pushed back against tuition hikes beyond the two per cent domestic cap — such as international tuition raises — because of its affordability policy, it is also now advocating against increases within the cap.
According to Speech and Linguistics Treasurer Ivana Prpic, the AUS failed to inform some club treasurers of the VP Finance's resignation.
Both UBC student unions are not making any endorsements in the proportional representation (PR) referendum after the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) received pushback over its initial outreach material.
A motion of censure against the AMS executive narrowly failed tonight after they were criticized for not adequately advertising the society’s annual general meeting (AGM), which failed to meet quorum.
AMS clubs and constituencies that don’t have an approved credit card from the society have to get items reimbursed with an on-paper application.
Held yesterday in the Nest, the AGM created a public space for the society to update the student body on the events of its past academic year and provide an annual financial report as required by its bylaws.
The UBC International Students Association (ISA) has been working for years to have its executives elected through student-wide elections — but this goal remains out of reach.
“It is not up to us to force ourselves into your space.” said Hailey Matheson, from the Peguis Nation.
At its September 12 meeting, AMS Council unanimously approved the appointments of Frank Ju as ombudsperson and Halla Bertrand as elections administrator, who will both serve the student population independently from the AMS.
“I was shocked that it was allowed to happen because there were elected officials in there and none of them stopped the process,” he said. “There was no other Indigenous people in there."
“We’re talking about a 100 years worth of work and history to a large extent to put into a website. To succinctly and effectively put it into a small number of pages is a difficult task, and we wanted to make sure we got it right.”
To create the new committee, Council also voted to temporarily suspend the segment of AMS code that assigns those duties to the permanent Human Resources (HR) committee, effectively replacing it.
“The new investment policy basically allows the AMS to put all our $16 million investment fund into companies that are fossil fuel free,” said AMS VP Finance Kuol Akeuchbeny.
Directly student-funded groups are asking the AMS to “repeal and reimagine” a quarterly financial report structure that was introduced earlier this month, citing concerns about limited consultation and added labour.
The AMS has released a 22-page document that provides updates and information regarding the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), almost a month after the society announced its now-reversed decision to cut the centre’s support services.