Council Meeting Summary, January 10, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of January 10, 2018:

 Athletics & Recreation: UBC’s Kavie Toor and Gilles Lepine presented budgetary information about the University’s athletic programs and answered questions about the amount spent on Varsity Athletics as compared to the amount spent on Recreation.

Elections: Filza Raza, the Elections Administrator, announced that nominations would be open until February 16, with campaigning beginning February 26 and voting taking place March 5-9.

Reddit: William Chen of reddit/UBC said reddit was an alternative media outlet that the AMS could use to increase student engagement.

Sexual Violence: VP Academic Max Holmes told Council about the creation of a working group to review the current Respectful Environment Policy and create a new policy addressing sexual violence.

Parkade: VP Academic Max Holmes said further information from UBC has made it clear that the parkade exit and entrance will have to remain where originally planned, but steps will be taken to ensure pedestrian safety.

New tenant: Managing Director Keith Hester announced that the RBC will be opening an advice centre in the Nest.

Pit food: Managing Director Keith Hester told Council that food is returning to the Pit.

eHub: Student Services Manager Marium Hamid announced that the University is going to contribute funding to eHub, the new AMS service to support entrepreneurship on campus.

Media Policy: Council approved a policy specifying how communications shall be conducted with media outlets.

Referendum petitions: Council approved a motion directing that Formstack be the online platform for collecting electronic signatures for referendums.

Old SUB renovations: VP Administration Pooja Bhatti told Council that currently the renovations are $1.1 million over budget, but that number is not final yet and may come down.

Next regular Council meeting: January 24, 2018 in the Forum on the fourth floor of the Nest at 6 pm.

 

Sheldon Goldfarb

Archivist & Clerk of Council

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