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Council Meeting Summary, August 29, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 29, 2018:  Finances: VP Finance Kuol Akuechbeny reported that revenues and expenditures are on track in accordance with the budget passed in June.  There is still a forecast surplus of about $127,000, which will go to pay down the rolling deficit. He also noted…

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AMS stands in solidarity with students from Saudi Arabia

The Alma Mater Society is deeply concerned for the Saudi Arabian students who are being required to leave UBC and elsewhere in Canada. The disruption of our fellow students’ education and the lives they built here is distressing, leaving uncertain their academic and career opportunities. We are an organization that thrives on the diversity of…

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AMS celebrates fossil fuel free investment portfolio

On August 1, 2018, Council voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuels and adopt a new investment policy which reflects the AMS’ position on climate change issues. The new I-8 Policy enables the AMS to divest from fossil fuel companies, and prohibits any future investments. In doing so, the AMS becomes the 900th institution worldwide…

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Council Meeting Summary, August 1, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 1, 2018:  Auctioning Art: Council approved a contract with the Heffel auction house to auction off one of the paintings in the AMS art collection (Jeune fille en uniforme by Jean Paul Lemieux). Sustainable Investment: Council approved a change in the AMS investment policy…

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