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UBC Students Cheer BC Government Move to Reduce Textbook Costs

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC applaud the province’s investmentof $3.26 million in open education resources (OERs). Vancouver, BC. On April 16, 2019 Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training announced $3.26 million in funding for open educational resources (OER). This significant announcement is an investment in students across the province, whose…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – APRIL 3, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of April 3, 2019:   New Policy Advisor: Managing Director Keith Hester introduced Patrick Meehan as the new AMS Policy Advisor.   Electoral reform: Council passed Code amendments to ban postering by candidates in elections, but declined to approve restrictions on the participation of AMS staff…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 27, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 27, 2019:   Statement from Student at Large: Rodney Little Mustache called for an Indigenous seat on Council and also called for the creation of an ethics committee to look into issues arising from the extension of the AMS election campaign period. Max Holmes,…

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NEW FEDERAL FUNDING SET TO IMPROVE STUDENT LIVES ACROSS CANADA

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC warmly welcomes initiatives announced in the 2019 Federal Budget that will provide improved repayment terms for student loans, new investments for Indigenous student access, work-integrated learning opportunities, scholarships and student mobility, and financial support for students with disabilities. VANCOUVER, BC – On Tuesday, March 19, the 2019 Federal Budget announced…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 13, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 13, 2019: New Members: Council welcomed its first representative ever from St. Mark’s College and also welcomed back Muse Greenwood as the representative of the Vancouver School of Theology.  In recent weeks Council also welcomed the first member from Social Work for several years,…

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