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COUNCIL SUMMARY – JANUARY 23, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of January 23, 2019: Indigenous Topics: Student at Large Rodney Little Mustache asked about an upcoming referendum to help mark 2019-20 as the Year of Indigenous Students.  He also raised issues about the job description for the new Indigenous Executive Assistant.  And he reproached the Executive…

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AMS signs national letter speaking out against ancillary fee opt-out and OSAP changes

On 29 January, 2019, together with over 75 post-secondary institutions across Canada representing over 1 million students, the Alma Mater Society of UBC (AMS of UBC) signed a letter voicing our collective disappointment with the provincial government’s January 17 announcement. The announced changes regarding OSAP, tuition and ancillary fees (non-tuition fees) raise red flags for…

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The Pit Pub celebrates its 50th birthday

If proof were needed of a pub steeped in student history, look no further than the Pit Pub It was a cool November evening in 1968, when UBC students gathered on the second floor of the Student Union Building (SUB). They were eagerly awaiting the opening of what would go on to become a campus…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – JANUARY 9TH, 2019

Fall Reading Break: VP Academic & University Affairs Max Holmes informed Council of plans for consultation with the students about the possibility of introducing a Reading Break in Term 1, along with an extended holiday break to make sure classes don’t begin as early as they did this year in Term 2 (on January 2).…

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Council Summary, November 28th 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 28, 2018:   New Speaker: Kareem Ibrahim became the eighth Council Speaker in AMS history, being appointed at the beginning of the meeting.   Indigenous Committee: Council approved the creation of an Indigenous Committee.  Max Holmes, Chair of the Advocacy Committee, called it an…

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