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Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Nest will be closed until further notice. Update - April 3, 2020

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AMS COVID-19 Updates

April 3, 2020 In response to recent forecasts by Provincial Health Authorities, the AMS has decided to keep the Nest closed until further notice. We have also published a guide to help students navigate the various support programs available to them. April 2, 2020 As Canada and the world work to control the spread of…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 11, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 11, 2020:   New Recreation Facility: After hearing a presentation from UBC’s Associate Director of Facilities, Council voted to approve  agreements with the University to finance and manage the new recreation facility that students voted to pay for in the 2017 AMS referendum (students will pay…

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AMS COVID-19 Update March 23

UPDATE March 23 – 10:30AM The AMS is still providing some services we feel are essential in support of the UBC community. AMS Food Bank The AMS Food Bank will only be accessible by the door next to the Bike Kitchen, on the southwest side of the building. This door does not have an accessibility…

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Clubs COVID-19 Update March 20

Provincial health authorities have recently updated their order on mass gatherings. All event organizers are ordered to limit all public gatherings larger than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings or other similar events. This impacts all events up to April 30, 2020. We will continue to provide updates…

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UCRU Press Release on Fed COVID-19 Announcement

For Immediate Release Students Applaud Federal Government Pausing Student Loan Repayment The Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities is thankful that the Canadian government is taking action to pause student loan repayment and provide other supports for students. Vancouver, BC, March 18, 2020. Today, during the release of Canada’s economic response plan for COVID-19, the federal…

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AMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 17, 2020

Updated 3:30PM – With the exception of Grocery Checkout, all food and service outlets in the Nest will be closed for business at 4PM March 17. The SASC and some AMS Services will still be open in a reduced capacity. See previous update for details ————– Updated 12:15pm – In an effort to serve the…

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AMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, March 16, 2020

On March 16, 2020 UBC announced remote work arrangements for faculty, staff, graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and student employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. In support of this announcement and recommended social distancing protocols the Nest will be closed for four weeks starting 4:00pm March 17, 2020 until April 14, 2020. AMS offices will also…

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AMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement March 13, 2020

March 13, 12:30PM – At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as “low for Canada”. The AMS takes the situation very seriously and is doing our part to mitigate the spread of the disease. We have been closely monitoring developments and will…

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BC Students Stand in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Chiefs

March 4, 2020. Vancouver -The AMS, along with seven other student societies across BC have sent a letter to Premier John Horgan calling for immediate removal of the RCMP presence on Wet’suwet’en land. ——————— Dear Premier Horgan Student organisations from across the province stand in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en and their hereditary chiefs. We call…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – FEBRUARY 12, 2020 & FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Referendum Questions: The special meeting of February 12 was called specifically to discuss the questions being sent to the membership.  Council approved a general package of bylaw changes, including the abolition of Student Court and the introduction of rules to designate certain records confidential.  These will now go to referendum March 2-6 for approval by…

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