Skip to main content
News

News

AMS stands in solidarity with students from Saudi Arabia

The Alma Mater Society is deeply concerned for the Saudi Arabian students who are being required to leave UBC and elsewhere in Canada. The disruption of our fellow students’ education and the lives they built here is distressing, leaving uncertain their academic and career opportunities. We are an organization that thrives on the diversity of…

Read More

AMS celebrates fossil fuel free investment portfolio

On August 1, 2018, Council voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuels and adopt a new investment policy which reflects the AMS’ position on climate change issues. The new I-8 Policy enables the AMS to divest from fossil fuel companies, and prohibits any future investments. In doing so, the AMS becomes the 900th institution worldwide…

Read More

Council Meeting Summary, August 1, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 1, 2018:  Auctioning Art: Council approved a contract with the Heffel auction house to auction off one of the paintings in the AMS art collection (Jeune fille en uniforme by Jean Paul Lemieux). Sustainable Investment: Council approved a change in the AMS investment policy…

Read More

AMS Apology and the Future of SASC

To the community, Over the past few days we have seen, heard, and read your responses to the decision to transfer support services out of the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC). The AMS sincerely apologizes for the harm that this has caused survivors, those supporting them, and the rest of our community members. It was…

Read More

AMS Statement on Changes to SASC

The AMS Sexual Assault Support Center (SASC) has served the UBC community for years with its exceptional support work, outreach, education, and advocacy. They have continually stood by survivors and offered our community the chance to engage in much-needed conversations about consent, with the overarching goal of creating a safe campus for all. The implementation…

Read More

Council Meeting Summary, June 20, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of June 20, 2018:  Executive Goals: Council approved goals for the Executive.  These include: Improving engagement (with students, Council, other groups). Improving communications and consultation processes. Creating a strategic plan. Making services more accessible and relevant. Creating an improved student experience through inclusion. Creating two new…

Read More

AMS Statement on Loujain Al-Hathloul’s Wrongful Detainment in Saudi Arabia

The AMS of UBC stands alongside the university community to actively and publicly ensure the immediate release of alumnae, Loujain Al-Hathloul, following arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia. We call upon community members to stand together with Ms. Al-Hathloul and her colleagues who were wrongfully detained in demonstration of their courageous advocacy for women’s rights…

Read More

Council Meeting Summary, May 30, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of May 30, 2018: New/Old Speaker: Council appointed Abdul Alnaar, a former Speaker of Council, to be Speaker again. Land acknowledgement and Indigenous issues: Student at Large Rodney Little Mustache said Council’s land acknowledgement should be done earlier in the meeting.  He also spoke about a…

Read More

Council Meeting Summary, May 9, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of May 9, 2018: Committee Appointments: The new Council met for the first time and filled its committees.  The following are the chairs of the AMS committees: Advocacy Committee: Max Holmes Brewery Committee: Max Holmes Finance Committee: Kuol Akuechbeny Operations Committee: Chris Hakim New SUB Committee:…

Read More

Posts navigation