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COUNCIL SUMMARY – JANUARY 22, 2020

Advisory Board: After months of waiting for candidates to be found, Council was finally able to fill the vacancies on the Advisory Board, the body meant to provide advice and recommendations on long-term goals for the AMS.   Other Appointments: Council also filled vacancies on its Advocacy Committee, naming two brand new Councillors to sit…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – JANUARY 8, 2020

Elections: Council heard a report from the Chief Electoral Officer on the timeline for the next elections and asked him to consult further before going ahead with a plan for separating student senator elections from other elections in Constituencies. Council also asked the Chief Electoral Officer to consult with the Constituencies before bringing in rules…

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AMS asks XR UBC to reconsider hunger strike

On January 6, 2020, Extinction Rebellion UBC (XR UBC) is planning to begin a hunger strike unless UBC commits to a full divestment from fossil fuels by the end of 2019. While we are supportive of the push for UBC to fully divest from fossil fuels, the AMS is against XR UBC performing a hunger…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Elections team: Council approved the appointment of the Elections Committee to assist the Chief Electoral Officer.   Executive Goals: The Executive presented the six-month update on their goals.  President Chris Hakim said that in accordance with the goals, the AMS has become more data-driven and the Communications Department has been expanded.  Work is still being…

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Holiday Hours at The Nest

The Nest, AMS outlets and services will be on holiday hours for parts of December and January. AMS Offices Closed Dec 20 – Jan 5. Reopening Jan 6, 2020 AMS Services Speakeasy 11am – 5pm until Dec 13. Closed Dec 14 – Jan 5. Reopening Jan 13, 2020 Tutoring Group tutoring has wrapped. Sessions restart…

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CANCELLED: Nest Open 24 Hours – November 26-30

UPDATE: With the transit strike averted the Nest will go back to its regular operating hours. —————————————————————– In light of the upcoming transit strike, the AMS will be extending the AMS Nest’s Operating Hours to be open for 24 hours for the following overnight periods: Tuesday, November 26th Wednesday, November 27th Thursday, November 28th Friday,…

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Transit Strike Update – Nov 21st

Be prepared for a full bus system shutdown Nov. 27 to Nov 29 inclusive. Unifor, the union representing transit operators, has announced that bus drivers and mechanics will not report to work next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday unless an agreement is reached. The AMS recognizes the challenge that some students may face and is very…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – NOVEMBER 6, 2019

A busy meeting: Discussing the lobby trip, the records policy, the Nursing election, the IFC Report, and governance.   Lobby Trip: VP External Cristina Ilnitchi reported on the trip, noting that it was the second time the AMS had gone to Victoria with the BC Federation of Students and the Simon Fraser Students Society. There…

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Have Your Say – AMS Strategic Plan

To properly represent the over 56,000 students at UBC, the AMS is asking students to help us create a new five-year strategic plan; a plan that will shape student advocacy, services, and communications into the future. The process of developing the strategic plan will consist of 3 phases. First phase is the development of the…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – OCTOBER 23, 2019

Substitute Speaker: In the absence of the regular speaker (Kareem Ibrahim), the chair was taken by Max Holmes, one of the student representatives on the Board of Governors.   Statements from Students at Large: There were two: A statement against transphobia by students from the School of Social Work.   A student representing the UBC…

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