AMS Council Agenda: July 8, 2009

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Since the AMS has not yet mastered the art of putting meeting dates and agendas online yet, the next one is:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009. 6 PM. SUB 206.


The most interesting thing will be a presentation from Michelle Aucoin, Director of the UBC 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat about what to expect when the Olympics happen on campus. If you or anyone you know is curious or concerned about the impacts of the Olympics at UBC, I encourage you show up, and to spread the word! TIP: there’s also free food. If you spread the word about that as well, you may have more success.

For example, UBC released a memo outlining how fields in Thunderbird Park are getting paved over for the duration of the Games. The fields will be handed over to VANOC July 17, 2009.

Curiously, the most recent UBC-VANOC contract regarding the arena specifies that VANOC’s “exclusive use period” (ie. when they can take control of the fields) is not supposed to start until December 13, 2009. That’s a pretty big five-month discrepancy, given that the original date would have allowed student/intramural use of the fields for the entire fall semester. That’s no longer the case.

Of course, it doesn’t end there. If you look further down the agenda for this meeting, you’ll see a motion outlining how the EUS attempted to organize a charity concert for the upcoming school year. These plans unraveled because UBC Athletics would not offer them a suitable field for the concert, which was in part because of a shortage of fields. Wow, really? I wonder how that happened!

Also on the agenda: a motion about the unrest in Iran. You can read Matt Naylor’s take about why this motion (and others like it) is utterly pointless.


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