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Council Summary – July 10, 2019

Collective Bargaining: A member of the student staff from the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) asked Council to ensure that contracting out is restricted in the labour union agreement currently being negotiated in order to ensure employment stability. In response, Councillors expressed their support for the work SASC does and later discussed the negotiations…

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Council Summary – June 19, 2019

Standing with the First Nations: Indigenous student Rodney Little Mustache made a statement to Council about the recent report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and said that after four years of advocacy he is disappointed that there are still no seats for Indigenous students on AMS Council. Councillor Muse Greenwood of the Vancouver School…

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AMS statement on Jenn Smith’s talk at UBC

AMS services available to those that feel targeted or threatened. On June 23, Jenn Smith is scheduled to speak on the UBC-Vancouver campus at a private event. In the past, Smith has made remarks that could be regarded as transphobic and anti-SOGI 123 (inclusive sexual orientation and gender identity curricula in schools). Due to the…

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Council Summary – May 29, 2019

Green New Deal: Student at large Maayan Kreitzman invited Councillors to attend UBC’s Green New Deal Town Hall on June 10 in the Nest. Zero Waste: Will Crolla, a coordinator with UBC Campus & Community Planning, called on Council to put pressure on UBC to go beyond words and take action against throwaway containers and…

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Council Summary – May 8, 2019

Council Orientation: Chris Hakim, the new AMS President, welcomed Council and said there would be an orientation for Councillors on the weekend of May 25-26. Congress 2019: A UBC representative spoke to Council about the national academic conference known as Congress, which is being held this year at UBC for the first time in ten…

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