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COUNCIL SUMMARY – NOVEMBER 6, 2019

A busy meeting: Discussing the lobby trip, the records policy, the Nursing election, the IFC Report, and governance.   Lobby Trip: VP External Cristina Ilnitchi reported on the trip, noting that it was the second time the AMS had gone to Victoria with the BC Federation of Students and the Simon Fraser Students Society. There…

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Have Your Say – AMS Strategic Plan

To properly represent the over 56,000 students at UBC, the AMS is asking students to help us create a new five-year strategic plan; a plan that will shape student advocacy, services, and communications into the future. The process of developing the strategic plan will consist of 3 phases. First phase is the development of the…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – OCTOBER 23, 2019

Substitute Speaker: In the absence of the regular speaker (Kareem Ibrahim), the chair was taken by Max Holmes, one of the student representatives on the Board of Governors.   Statements from Students at Large: There were two: A statement against transphobia by students from the School of Social Work.   A student representing the UBC…

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Transit Strike Update – Oct 31

Unifor, the union representing transit workers have announced that, should a tentative agreement not be reached by 8 a.m. on Friday, November 1, strike action will begin with transit operators on all routes not wearing the Coast Mountain Bus Company uniform and CMBC’s technicians and skilled trades workers refusing overtime shifts. Read the Unifor release…

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AMS Statement on the Annual General Meeting

On October 23, 2019, the AMS held its Annual General Meeting in the Lower Atrium of the Nest in order to engage with its membership on its overall activities. However, the AMS was unable to provide 14 days notice in an electronic notice board of the Annual General Meeting, as per AMS Bylaw 3(2)(a)(i). We…

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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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Council Summaries – Sept 25, 2019

New Ombudsperson!  Council appointed Katrin Iacono to be the new AMS Ombudsperson. Free Legal Clinic: Council heard a joint presentation from the Student Legal Fund Society (SLFS) and the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) about a new free legal clinic for UBC students. Council learned that the SLFS has $750,000 in its fund, derived…

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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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