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AMS statement regarding charges against former Thunderbird Athletes

In light of the recent sexual assault charges against three UBC Thunderbird Football alumni, the AMS would like to express our unwavering support to the survivor and to all survivors of sexualized violence on and off campus. Incidents like this are all too frequent and together we must continue to work toward creating a culture…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – JUNE 2, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of June 2, 2021 (held virtually on Zoom):   New Speaker: Neal Cameron chaired his first AMS Council meeting.   The Ubyssey: The Ubyssey gave its annual presentation to Council, explaining how to submit pieces for publication, discussing other procedures, and calling themselves a “hippie collective.”   AMS/GSS: Council approved an…

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Open letter to UBC Senate

June 1st, 2021 The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC would like to reiterate our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc people and the families of the 215 children discovered in an unmarked burial site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. This devastating news confirms what Indigenous communities and survivors of…

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The AMS joins everyone in mourning

Last week, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced the results of preliminary surveys using ground-penetrating radar on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School: 215 children were discovered to be buried there. The AMS would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and those impacted. This tragic news is yet…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MAY 12, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of May 12, 2021 (held virtually on Zoom):   New! New! New!  It was a new Student Council and a new AMS Executive meeting for the first time.  Council even appointed a new Speaker: Neal Cameron.   Code Change: Council approved a Code change requiring the…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – APRIL 14 & 28, 2021

Here are notes from the special AMS Council meeting of April 14, 2021 and the regular AMS Council meeting of April 28, 2021 (both held virtually on Zoom):   Ethics and Accountability:  On April 14 Council heard a report from the Ethics & Accountability Committee on the conflict of interest situation involving the VP External,…

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AMS Applauds Federal Government for Investing in Students

OTTAWA, April 19, 2021 – The Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver applauds the federal government for taking a step towards making post-secondary education more affordable for students amidst the ongoing pandemic by announcing additional support for students, recent graduates, and youth in Canada’s 2021 Federal Budget. The budget is extensive…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – APRIL 7, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of April 7, 2021 (held virtually on Zoom):   Face Coverings:  Council voted to extend the policy requiring face masks in the Nest for another six months.   Councillor of the Year: Council voted to have all of Council vote on who should be Councillor of…

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AMS Stands in Solidarity with UBC Residence Advisors

To UBC Student Housing and Community Services, UBC Residence Advisors, and UBC Residence Community, On behalf of the AMS, we stand in solidarity with Residence Advisors and Residence Life Staff on the UBC Vancouver Campus in their mission to begin the collective bargaining process at UBC. Over the years, Residence Advisors (RAs) have noted that…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 24, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 24, 2021 (held virtually on Zoom):   Business Presentation:  Managing Director Keith Hester reported on business issues under COVID.  AMS businesses had been producing $1 million a year before the pandemic, but 2019-20 was just barely positive, and 2020-21 is expected to be negative. …

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