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COUNCIL SUMMARY – NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 25, 2020 (held virtually on Zoom):   Advisory Board: Council discussed the reason for the repeated postponement of reports from the Advisory Board.  AMS President Cole Evans said the Advisory Board was still determining how it should function.   AGM: President Cole Evans reported…

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Investments into Students from the Canadian Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, November 30, 2020 – 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 Fall Economic Statement. The…

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UBC Students Welcome New BC Cabinet

NOVEMBER 27, 2020 On November 26, 2020, the provincial government swore in its new Executive Council under the leadership of Premier John Horgan. The UBC AMS and GSS would like to congratulate all new cabinet members on their appointments and specifically, their commitment towards providing British Columbia with leadership throughout these unprecedented times. Additionally, we…

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Council Summary – November 12, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 12, 2020 (held virtually on Zoom):   Code and Policies: Council amended Code and its Policy on Policies to create a new category of Strategic Plans separate from regular policies.   Advisory Board: Council extended the terms of three members of the Advisory Board.…

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AMS Presses Pause on In-Person Events

UBC student society takes steps to help minimize COVID-19 cases on campus November 10, 2020. Vancouver – In light of rising COVID-19 cases across British Columbia, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC today announced that effective immediately all in-person AMS events are paused until further notice; the decision applies to all in-person club events…

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AMS Congratulates Premier John Horgan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The AMS of UBC would like to extend its congratulations to Premier John Horgan along with the rest of the MLAs in their election to the B.C. legislature. The key decisions made by the provincial government in the next few years will decide the future of several issues faced by students such…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – OCTOBER 28, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 28, 2020 (held virtually on Zoom):   Sustainability Update: Claire Ewing, the AMS Sustainability Projects Coordinator, told Council about plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions for 2025; this will involve hiring an external consultant.  She also spoke of plans to bring back and…

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Council Summary- October 14, 2020

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 14, 2020 (held virtually on Zoom):   Climate Emergency: Council heard a presentation from various campus groups about creating a fund for projects that will support climate action and racial justice.   Proctorio: AMS VP Academic & University Affairs Georgia Yee made a presentation…

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2020 AES and AMS COVID Survey Reports

We’re thrilled to present the summary reports of the 2020 Academic Experience Survey and the AMS COVID-19 Survey. Academic Experience Survey The Academic Experience Survey (AES) is going into its eighth year, and in the midst of an unprecedented time in which post-secondary institutions and institutions are re-evaluating “the new normal.” For the past six…

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Special Meeting of Council-October 7, 2020

AMS Council held a regular meeting on September 30, 2020 and a special meeting on October 7, 2020 (both held virtually on Zoom).  Here are notes from the two:   Bylaws and the AGM: At both meetings Council discussed a package of bylaw amendments to be presented to the Annual General Meeting later this month, including previously proposed…

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