Candidates

Candidates

FRANZ KURTZKE

  I’m a Philosophy dweeb. I’ve been heavily involved in activism at UBC to increase free speech and reform the social justice movement; there have been articles about my activism in the Ubyssey, the Vancouver Sun and The Province. I wrote a manifesto: the UBC Social Justice Reform Manifesto (ubcmanifesto.com). I have won medals in Latin and Standard Ballroom dancing with the UBC Dance Club, and I’ve blues danced many nights on Hastings. I’ve been a peyote grower (hallucinogenic/psychedelic cactus) for five years, and sometimes smoke cannabis for relaxation. I’ve been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I’m really intense, but extremely honest, and I have a lot of integrity. I often attend musical theatre and other shows. I know how to play the tuba and trombone. When I go to Wreck Beach, I go nude. One summer I fell in love with a woman on the internet, then bought a ruby engagement ring, flew to Finland and proposed on knee, overlooking the medieval old city of Stockholm, Sweden. I wear bow ties every day. Topics that interest me include meditation, North Korea, lucid dreaming, hypnosis, rhetoric, standup comedy. The comedian George Carlin is my greatest hero in life.

Max Holmes
 My name is Max Holmes, as the current Associate Vice-President Academic and University Affairs for the AMS I am the candidate with the skills, experience, and knowledge to run and effective VP Academic and University Affairs Office. My advocacy is built off of three pillars that I have found together work to create the best strategy for student advocacy. First, is Student Consultation through events like Textbook Broke where I oversaw a campaign that interacted with close to a thousand UBC students. Second, is Data Driven Advocacy where I co-wrote the 2017 Academic Experience Survey report and am currently working on the first Academic Experience Survey Policy. Third, is University Outreach where I have sat on countless UBC committees this summer and liaised with university administrators regularly. Also, behind any great VP is their platform and I will focus on four important areas for student advocacy:
·         Greater Affordability for Students
·         Increasing Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UBC
·         Revitalize the Campus Experience for Every Student at UBC
·         Expand and Create More Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students
To learn more about me and my platform visit www.maxforacademic.ca!