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UPDATE: Sustainability Projects Fund

With a grant from the AMS Sustainability Projects Fund Engineering instructor Jon Nakane and his team devised a way to recycle 3-D printed projects back into plastic filament to be used again. Check out the video. The Sustainability Projects Fund provide up to #10,000 for student-led projects that reduce the ecological footprint of UBC students…

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8 plans to stay home without losing your mind

By Iciar Fernandez    If you haven’t noticed by now, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is highly contagious. Anyone can get the virus including you, and more importantly pass it onto someone else. And while many of us aren’t in the higher-risk category and may only suffer mild symptoms, the people we could pass COVID-19 onto might not…

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AMS Food Bank Stays Open During Pandemic

By Cali Schnarr, AMS Food Bank Coordinator   As the UBC campus and Vancouver are closing down to avoid the risks of COVID-19, we understand that many clients rely on the AMS Food Bank to put food on the table.  On top of that, many students may be facing even tougher financial hardship than usual.…

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How to make your social distancing more bearable

By Icíar Fernández  Classes and exams have moved online, we’ve been told to stay at home and we spend most of the day in front of a screen learning, binge-watching Netflix and video chatting with friends and family. But the day has so many hours when you can’t go out. To me, podcasts are a…

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Are finances a source of stress in your life?

Tuition, debt, rent, groceries, and other living expenses quickly add up, leaving many of us with a close to a negative balance in our bank account. Most students are constantly worried about money, and financial stress not only restricts our budget – it can also sink our degrees. To help students deal with financial hardship,…

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5 Can’t-miss events this February

By Iciar Fernandez Where did January go? We’re now one full month into this new decade, and I don’t know about you, but I am still trying to get back into having a good routine with midterm season right around the corner. Good news is, it doesn’t all have to be long library nights and…

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Meet Cristina Ilnitchi, VP External Affairs

By Natalie Chu    The 2020 AMS Elections are almost here, and the nomination period is now open! If you’re looking to get more involved in the UBC community, create lasting connections, and make an impact on UBC student life, then consider running in the AMS Elections. For those looking to learn more about the…

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