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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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