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Council Summary – December 1, 2021

Here are notes from the special AMS Council meeting of December 1, 2021: Executive Goals: Council heard a mid-term update from the Executive on their goals, covering such items as: Pandemic recovery and return to campus EDI Affordability Food insecurity Lobbying the government SkyTrain to UBC Health Plan subsidy increases Fee restructuring The Campus Safety…

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Germaine Koh Exhibition at The Hatch Gallery

The AMS Hatch Art Gallery presents Germaine Koh’s new public exhibition Processes, opening Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and running through December 17, 2021. The gallery is located on the second floor of the AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver. Gallery hours: 12:00 to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Wheelchair accessible. Germaine Koh is the 2021…

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Council Summary – November 24, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 24, 2021: Hatch Art Gallery: Council heard a statement from a student at large, speaking for students in Visual Arts and Art History, expressing disappointment over the failure of the Hatch Art Gallery to open this term and calling on the AMS to hire…

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Winter Break Hours 2021

Happy Holidays everyone. Hope you get to take some time to relax and recharge before returning for Term 2. Here our winter break hours: NEST and LIFE Basement. Dec 24 – Jan 3 Closed Jan 4 – Open at 7AM AMS SASC Dec 24 – Jan 3 11AM – 7PM Dec 25 Closed AMS Services…

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AMS Welcomes BC Select Standing Committee Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The UBC Alma Mater Society welcomes the recommendations made by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to the BC Legislature in preparation for the 2022 BC Budget. [VANCOUVER, BC – NOVEMBER 15, 2021] – The Committee’s report on the 2022 BC Budget Consultation included key investments for post-secondary students,…

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Council Summary – November 8, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 8, 2021: Academic Projects: Council approved $5,000 for a campaign on UBC’s Student Experience of Instruction. Get Thrifty:  Council heard a presentation on how a planned expansion of the Get Thrifty thrift store will fit in with the planned renovation of the old Norm…

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Reading Break Hours Nov 10 – 14

Happy Fall Reading Break! During the break the Nest and services will be operating on a reduced schedule. Normal hours resume Monday Nov. 15. The Nest Nov 10, 12 open 7AM – 11PM Nov 11 open 9AM – 9PM Nov 13, 14 8AM – 9PM AMS Services Nov 10 – 14 Safewalk will operate 8PM…

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Council Summary – October 27, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 27, 2021 (held in person in the Nest):   Financial System: Managing Director Keith Hester told Council about a new financial system being introduced to, among other things, speed up reimbursements to clubs.  It will cost $150,000 to purchase the system.   Budget Submission:…

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Council Summary – October 13, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 13, 2021 (held in person in the Nest):   Mask Policy: Council approved an amendment to its mask policy to allow for the removal of masks in the Nest during high and low intensity workouts.   Sensory Room:  Council heard a presentation about plans…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of September 29, 2021 (held in person in the Nest): GSS elections: Council approved an agreement to allow the Graduate Student Society to use the AMS elections software (Simply Voting) in its upcoming election. Athletics and Recreation: Council heard a presentation from UBC’s Kavie Toor on…

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