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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 27, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 27, 2019:   Statement from Student at Large: Rodney Little Mustache called for an Indigenous seat on Council and also called for the creation of an ethics committee to look into issues arising from the extension of the AMS election campaign period. Max Holmes,…

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NEW FEDERAL FUNDING SET TO IMPROVE STUDENT LIVES ACROSS CANADA

The Alma Mater Society (AMS) of UBC warmly welcomes initiatives announced in the 2019 Federal Budget that will provide improved repayment terms for student loans, new investments for Indigenous student access, work-integrated learning opportunities, scholarships and student mobility, and financial support for students with disabilities. VANCOUVER, BC – On Tuesday, March 19, the 2019 Federal Budget announced…

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COUNCIL SUMMARY – MARCH 13, 2019

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 13, 2019: New Members: Council welcomed its first representative ever from St. Mark’s College and also welcomed back Muse Greenwood as the representative of the Vancouver School of Theology.  In recent weeks Council also welcomed the first member from Social Work for several years,…

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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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