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Council Summary – August 25, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 25, 2021 (held both in person and on Zoom):   Approvals:  Council approved an agreement with Simply Voting, the software company that handles the technical side of AMS elections, and also approved a lease for a new tenant to occupy the space formerly occupied…

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Council Summary – August 4, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 4, 2021 (held both in person and on Zoom):   The Past and Future:  Former AMS VP Finance Chris Diplock (from 2008-09) showed up to talk about something new, the planned AMS Thingery, a library of things: equipment to be shared, borrowed.  Chris works for the…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – JULY 21, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of July 21, 2021:   In Person!  For the first time since the beginning of COVID, Council met in person, at least in part.  About 15 people showed up in the Council Chambers, and the rest attended on Zoom.  AMS President Cole Evans said he thought…

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Council Summary – June 23, 2021

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of June 23, 2021 (held virtually on Zoom):   Presidential Apology: Student-at-large Haniya Syed referred to a recent video about sororities and the comments that resulted from it.  AMS President Cole Evans said he was the individual who had made the comment in question, and he…

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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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