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Council Summary – February 27, 2019

Statements from Students at Large: Council heard from Franz Kurtzke, who urged Council to address male discrimination issues by creating a Men’s Centre. Council also heard from Rodney Little Mustache, who said Council should have found the money to fund the Indigenous Committee without going to referendum. Professional Governance Act: VP External Cristina Ilnitchi presented…

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Council Summary – February 19, 2019

Election timeline: Because of technical problems concerning the timing of elections for students to the UBC Senate and Board of Governors, Council voted to suspend the AMS Code to allow the Elections Administrator to alter the elections timeline.  The Elections Administrator indicated that voting in all elections will now take place March 11-15 instead of…

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Council Summary – February 6, 2019

New software system: Council approved funding for a new software system for HR and Payroll. Election timeline: Elections Administrator Halla Bertrand outlined the schedule of events, culminating in voting March 4-8 for the AMS Executive positions and student seats on Senate and the Board of Governors.  [Note: These dates were changed after the emergency Council…

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AMS Applauds BC Government’s Decision to Reduce Student Debt

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC is excited to see the provincial government taking an important step toward making post-secondary education more affordable for students. VICTORIA, BC – Today during the reading of the 2019 BC Budget the government announced the elimination of interest for all current and future BC student loans, making post-secondary…

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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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