We get a sense there’s some demand for Friedrich coverage. We’ve had several web hits from Maine (Jeff’s home state), and even three people searching for “jeff friedrich condom video” (we’ll save those people some time – click here). So, what’s the deal with Jeff Friedrich? His platform has more priorities than Paul Martin riding […]

The platforms: VP Finance

Posted by: | January 25, 2007 | 8 Comments

(To learn more about the VP Finance position, and see a job description, click here for our information and interviews, and click here for the official AMS information.) Candidates:Peter RizovBrittany Tyson Let’s begin by comparing some promises:Peter Rizov: Trim the red tape within the AMSBrittany Tyson: Reduce the extensive bureaucracy faced by club and constituency […]

Voting Questions

Posted by: | January 25, 2007 | 20 Comments

We’ve received many questions about voting. A few are worth answering publicly: What’s the Ubyssey Publication Society Board of Directors?The Ubyssey paper is published by editors. Those editors report to the Board, which has very low-grade oversight of the paper’s operations. The Directors pretty much just handle business-y type stuff, and eschew editorial interference.Who are […]

Elections Insider Endorsements

Posted by: | January 24, 2007 | 32 Comments

Before our endorsements, a quick word. We offer these endorsements not to end our coverage of the elections, but to launch it. We have biases, and, to a reader of this blog, these should come as no surprise. So this is just a starting point. We’ll still post issues of the day, and this will […]

Tonight the student senators were invited for dinner with Stephen Toope. I had attended several dinners with Martha Piper, the former president, so I was wary of another superficial, “schmoozy” conversation. It was a surprise to me that out of the conversations which unfolded at the dinner table, I received the distinct impression that this […]

The Candidates at a Glance

Posted by: | January 24, 2007 | Comments Off on The Candidates at a Glance

So…………… there’s a ton of info on this site. And could take a while to peruse. So we’ve made this post. It’s each candidate in 25 words or less. We’ve sent out questionnaires, had interviews, and met with almost all the candidates, read all their write-ups… and have distilled each candidate down to a few […]

Out of all the ongoing races, arguably the academic portfolio (Senate, and part of VP Academic) has received the least amount of attention in debates and media sources. While we constantly discuss issues surrounding access to postsecondary education we rarely take time to consider the quality of the education which we struggle to receive in […]

BoG at a Glance

Posted by: | January 24, 2007 | Comments Off on BoG at a Glance

We haven’t written much about the BoG race. So I will. To begin, a some candidates say, well, nothing, and offer us platforms with platitudes and no evidence of depth of analysis/understanding. That’s not to say they aren’t intelligent, thoughtful people; in fact, they deserve significant credit for putting themselves out there. But the BoG […]

Issue of the Day: Governance

Posted by: | January 24, 2007 | 22 Comments

Who governs UBC? Right now it’s a complicated balance between the University’s BoG, and the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD). In short, UBC’s BoG has the final say on development on campus, provided it conforms with various strategic plans (OCP, etc) that are the purview of the GVRD. However, what happens when there’s a conflict? […]

Debate V: Admin with Issue of the Day Goodness!

Posted by: | January 23, 2007 | Comments Off on Debate V: Admin with Issue of the Day Goodness!

Today marked the second VP Administration debate. I use the term loosely. Generally speaking a debate involves a clash of ideas, and usually some disagreement. These candidates? Well, they just don’t. They generally agree. Students need to be more involved in renovation decisions, there needs to be less red tape for SAC, we need to […]

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