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COUNCIL SUMMARY – OCTOBER 9, 2019

Audit: Managing Director Keith Hester told Council about the latest AMS audit: The AMS has $124 million of assets, the largest asset being the AMS Student Nest. Other assets include the art collection and investments, which have increased even with the switch to fossil fuel free investments. This past year there was a surplus of…

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AMS Statement on Ricardo Duchesne and Mark Hecht Event

On October 9, Ricardo Duchesne and Mark Hecht are scheduled to speak on the UBC-Vancouver campus at an event hosted by the UBC Students for Freedom of Expression. In the past, these speakers have made arguments and written about topics including immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism from perspectives that community members have regarded as hateful and…

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Arts Student Senator Application

If you’re a student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts, the AMS is currently administering the appointment process for the position of Arts Student Senator. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of student representatives from the Faculty of Arts and the Student Senate Caucus. Candidates advancing to the next stage will be invited to…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Appointments!  It was the annual appointments meeting to fill committees for the School Year.  Council filled the Standing Committees with Councillors and students at large, and named the following chairs: Advocacy Committee: Tyra Phillips from Engineering (a new appointment) Governance Committee: Katherine Westerlund from Engineering (who continues on from the summer) HR Committee: Riley Ty…

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UBC VOTES 2019

Hey UBC! Did you know there’s a federal election happening RIGHT NOW? Well, now you do. This month, Canadians across the country will head to the polls to participate in the federal election and it’s more important than ever that students talk about this election and actually show up to vote. “But all I hear…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – August 21, 2019

Presentations: A busy meeting for presentations, three of them by the VP Academic & University Affairs (Julia Burnham): on the Academic Experience Survey, the Stadium Road Neighbourhood Plan, and the Textbook Broke campaign.   Academic Experience Survey: This was the seventh annual survey, covering how safe, involved, and comfortable students feel on campus, how long…

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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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