Category Archives: AMS

Why I will vote YES for increasing AMS fees

As some of you may know, the AMS will be having a referendum from March 7th to March 11th. The two main issues that students will be asked to vote on are a change in the Upass program and a … Continue reading

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This perfect snowy morning don’t forget to — VOTE !

Watching the snow from my window makes me want to forget that I have meetings, then work and then class. So this morning I decided that it’s time to vote. I logged in with the username and password that were … Continue reading

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Once upon a time the AMS…

…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 … Continue reading

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Finding new and creative ways to engage students

It feels like we have been bombarded with information these last few weeks as we deal with three issues that affect all students: housing, AMS elections and tuition increase. It is my first time experiencing this at UBC, so I’m … Continue reading

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International Student Representative – An Interview

Brittany Perna? Our new International Student Rep? Who is she? I’ve seen Brittany three times this week; at the 2010/11 Tuition Increase Proposal, at yesterday’s AMS Council Meeting and today, when I had a chance to ask her some questions … Continue reading

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NO VOTE NO VOICE – debates

I just got back from the President, VP External and VP Finance debates and I have to admit that most of the candidates are quite something. My favorite? -The Invisible Man (not that I saw or heard him…) The good … Continue reading

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NO VOTE NO VOICE – president

Yes, I am one of those people that will go on forever about the benefits of voting. For me it’s not so much a choice but an obligation. I mean, how will I ever again have the face to complain … Continue reading

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meet your dean – yet another update

As I mentioned somewhere else on this blog, the dean of Arts, Nancy Gallini, had a Meet your Dean session last Wednesday. First of all, I was super impressed by the turn out. The Dean’s office, the AMS, the AUS, … Continue reading

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