…voted to eliminate the International Student Representative seat.
Actually, it was today.
After about an hour of debate the AMS Council decided that having a non-voting international student representative is not the way that they want to engage with international students.
Well… I have to say that I am deeply dissapointed.
If they had a plan about how to engage with international students, maybe this wouldn’t look so bad. But this seat was a starting point with the potential of becoming a central point.
But it’s done and it’s time to look to other options.
There is an increased interest in creating a truly represented interntional student community at UBC, and this year has seen a lot of talk around it.
I say we work with the ISA.
What do you say?