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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…

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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…

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Council Summary – April 24, 2019

Councillor of the Year: The Executive announced that the winner of this year’s Councillor of the Year Award is long-time Councillor Jeanie Malone.   Executive Goals: The Executive presented their final report on the past year’s goals, noting the following accomplishments: A revised website and greater use of social media. Obtaining greater consultation on tuition…

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UBC Students Cheer BC Government Move to Reduce Textbook Costs

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC applaud the province’s investmentof $3.26 million in open education resources (OERs). Vancouver, BC. On April 16, 2019 Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training announced $3.26 million in funding for open educational resources (OER). This significant announcement is an investment in students across the province, whose…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – APRIL 3, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of April 3, 2019:   New Policy Advisor: Managing Director Keith Hester introduced Patrick Meehan as the new AMS Policy Advisor.   Electoral reform: Council passed Code amendments to ban postering by candidates in elections, but declined to approve restrictions on the participation of AMS staff…

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