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Statement Regarding Report of Anti-Black Racial Profiling Incident

The AMS is aware of a report regarding an incident of racial profiling that occurred on June 8th at the UBC Vancouver campus. You can read more about the incident here. We call upon the University to conduct a fair, independent, and transparent investigation into this incident. The AMS highlights the recent pattern of racism…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY- JUNE 3, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of June 3, 2020 (held virtually):   AMS Strategic Plan: Council heard a history of attempts to create a plan, which stretch back almost 20 years, and was presented with various options for going forward, but the consensus in discussion was that this was not the time to proceed…

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Council Summary- May 13, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of May 13, 2020 (held virtually):   Turnover: It was the first Council meeting for the new Executive and for many Councillors.  Also the first time using new agenda software.  And the fourth meeting held virtually.   Sustainability Action Plan: Council approved a new AMS Sustainability Action Plan (to be known as…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – APRIL 22, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of April 22, 2020 (held virtually):   Omnibus Motions: Council approved omnibus motions covering a number of items:        1) Appointment of a new Ombudsperson (Oluwakemi Oke).        2) Appointment of a new Chief Electoral Officer (Isabelle Ava-Pointon).        3) Reappointment of Kareem…

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Students Applaud Additional Supports

UCRU PRAISES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR STUDENTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 22 April 2020 Ottawa, ON – This morning, the Canadian government released a nine billion dollar student support package to help students who are facing financial insecurity as a result of COVID-19. The Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) is extremely grateful that the government…

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AMS COVID-19 Updates

In response to recommendations by Provincial Health Authorities, the Nest will be closed until further notice. April 20, 2020 BC launches Here2Talk for postsecondary students The Government of British Columbia has launched Here2Talk, a mental health counselling and referral service for postsecondary students. The 24/7 service provides students who are dealing with issues such as…

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UCRU Press Release: CERB Isn’t Any Help for Many Post-Secondary Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Vancouver, BC, April 17, 2020  The Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) coordinated a national student survey on the financial impact of COVID-19 on Canadian post-secondary students. More than 3,000 participants from 64 institutions across the country shared details about their financial situation during COVID-19. UCRU found that many students are in immediate…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – APRIL 9, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting, held virtually on April 9, 2020:   Omnibus Motion: Council approved an omnibus motion covering a number of items: 1) Repeal of policies on Communications and Sponsorship. 2) Replacement of the policy on Relations with External Organizations with Code provisions on that topic. 3) Amendment of policies on Media…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 25, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 25, 2020:   Meeting Virtually: Because of the COVID-19 situation, and in accordance with a Code provision passed on March 11, Council conducted the meeting online.  At the end of the meeting Council discussed how best to proceed in the future as long as it cannot meet…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 11, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 11, 2020:   New Recreation Facility: After hearing a presentation from UBC’s Associate Director of Facilities, Council voted to approve  agreements with the University to finance and manage the new recreation facility that students voted to pay for in the 2017 AMS referendum (students will pay…

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