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 on the annual general meeting, noting that 1,625 people attended and passed all the Bylaw amendments. He said the virtual format was very successful and said he had received lots of positive feedback. Councillor Max Holmes asked if it was a good idea to give out prizes to encourage attendance. President Evans said it would be good to explore other approaches.
Business revenue: Managing Director Keith Hester reported that business revenue was down 80% from last year because of COVID, but said he was confident that the businesses will come out of this stronger.
Math cheating: VP Academic & University Affairs Georgia Yee said she is pushing for a compassionate response to the reports of cheating in Math 100 to foreground student well-being, adding that there is a larger issue of how UBC approaches academic misconduct.
CampusBase and Privacy: VP Administration Sylvester Mensah Jr. reported on the work being done to ensure that the new CampusBase platform for clubs and others is kept secure to protect the personal information of AMS members.
Ethics and Accountability: Council created an Ethics and Accountability Committee to look into issues of alleged wrongdoing by Council members and directed it to look into a question of conflict of interest concerning the VP External (Kalith Nanayakkara)
The next regular Council meeting will be held on December 2, 2020.
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