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Students help raise $3200 for the food bank

By Iciar Fernandez THANK YOU UBC! With your generous support during the AMS Food Bank Holiday Appeal we raised approximately $3200 that will go directly to stock the Food Bank shelves. The holiday appeal encouraged students purchasing food at an AMS outlet to add $1 to their meal as a donation to this invaluable emergency…

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Volunteer Stories: Experience of a SASC volunteer

When I began volunteering for the SASC three years ago, the only volunteer positions offered were outreach and office positions. Since then they’ve expanded. The SASC now offers Healthier Masculinity and event planning positions in addition to the outreach and office roles. This expansion is important because programs like the Healthier Masculinity Men’s Circle, the…

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The Transit Strike has Begun, and Workers are Keeping it Casual

By Natalie Chu November 1st marked the official start of the Vancouver transit strike. After days of unsuccessful negotiations between the Coast Mountain Bus Company and the union that represents the transit workers – Unifor, it was announced that transit worker action will proceed. The strike has started with a uniform and overtime ban. Bus…

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Mugshare Entrepreneur Shares Her Story

By Iciar Fernandez Passionate about sustainability and climate action, Melanie Chanona is part of the team behind Mugshare, a student-led initiative that works on a circular sharing model, where mugs can be washed and reused by different people. The concept is easy, you pay a $2 deposit and you get your coffee to go in…

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The Varsity Outdoor Club’s “Useful Person”

By Natalie Chu The Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC) is a community of adventure-seeking people who love to get outside. Members hike, bike, ski, climb, and explore the outdoors together. They’re outdoor enthusiasts in every sense of the term – waking up at 5:00am for sunrise hikes and bush-whacking through the forest until the sun goes…

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