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Council Summary, November 28th 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 28, 2018:   New Speaker: Kareem Ibrahim became the eighth Council Speaker in AMS history, being appointed at the beginning of the meeting.   Indigenous Committee: Council approved the creation of an Indigenous Committee.  Max Holmes, Chair of the Advocacy Committee, called it an…

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Booking Private AMS Tutoring

Due to issues with the online booking system all private AMS tutoring sessions are being booked manually until the issue is fixed. To book a private tutoring session please email tutoring@ams.ubc.ca with the following information and our tutoring coordinator will assist you. Your Name Year of Study Course(s) you require tutoring Dates you are available…

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UBC students applaud BC Finance Committee recommendations that would make post-secondary education more affordable

The Alma Mater Society of UBC (AMS) praises BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for recommending expanded post-secondary funding, including possible establishment of a new up-front needs-based student grant program and the elimination of interest on student loans Vancouver, BC, November 27, 2018 – The BC legislature’s Finance Committee has recommended a…

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Council Summary, November 7th & 14th 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 7/14, 2018 (it was continued over two sessions):   Cameras and Air Conditioners: Council approved an expenditure of $88,000 for air conditioning units for areas holding IT and other equipment to prevent the equipment from overheating and also approved an expenditure of close to…

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AMS Provincial Lobby Trip To Victoria

Last week, the AMS joined a provincial lobby trip to Victoria with the British Columbia Federation of Students and Simon Fraser Student Society. We met with over 60 MLA’s and Ministers and talked to them about issues important to students: improving student financial aid, increasing open education resources, and supporting sexual violence policies. We will be…

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