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UBC students applaud BC Finance Committee recommendations that would make post-secondary education more affordable

The Alma Mater Society of UBC (AMS) praises BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for recommending expanded post-secondary funding, including possible establishment of a new up-front needs-based student grant program and the elimination of interest on student loans Vancouver, BC, November 27, 2018 – The BC legislature’s Finance Committee has recommended a…

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Council Summary, November 7th & 14th 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 7/14, 2018 (it was continued over two sessions):   Cameras and Air Conditioners: Council approved an expenditure of $88,000 for air conditioning units for areas holding IT and other equipment to prevent the equipment from overheating and also approved an expenditure of close to…

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AMS Provincial Lobby Trip To Victoria

Last week, the AMS joined a provincial lobby trip to Victoria with the British Columbia Federation of Students and Simon Fraser Student Society. We met with over 60 MLA’s and Ministers and talked to them about issues important to students: improving student financial aid, increasing open education resources, and supporting sexual violence policies. We will be…

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Council Summary October 24, 2018

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 24, 2018:   The AGM and the Failed Censure Motion: Council was told about the low turnout at the Annual General Meeting and then debated a motion to censure the Executive for not publicizing the event in the Ubyssey.  The motion failed on a…

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AMS statement on Ben Shapiro’s talk at UBC

AMS services available to those that feel targeted or threatened. On October 31, conservative American pundit Ben Shapiro will speak at UBC’s Chan Centre. In the past, Shapiro has publicly made remarks that could be regarded as denigrating and hateful about transgender, queer, and people of Arab heritage, and his website Daily Wire has disparaged…

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