I have just received the following news: On Tuesday February 3 around midnight the Elections Committee was given a formal appeal supported by video evidence implicating Blake Frederick and two other candidates as exhibiting “slate” behaviour. As per Section 9, Article 2(11) in the Code of Procedures, it states that: “Candidates shall not run in […]

Unofficial Results

Posted by: | February 6, 2009 | 6 Comments

Courtesy of the Ubyssey, we have preliminary numbers for the races. These aren’t official and haven’t been ratified, but here they are for your perusal, regardless. President Blake v Paul Paul v Alex Blake v Alex Blake Paul Paul Alex Blake Alex 2701 1645 1238 2653 2442 2400 PresidentAlex > Paul – 1415Blake > Paul […]

If we shadows have offended…

Posted by: | February 5, 2009 | 6 Comments

If we shadows have offended, Think but this and all is mended, That you have but slumber’d here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend: If you pardon, we will mend. And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have […]

VFM Results:

Posted by: | February 5, 2009 | 4 Comments

Due to a hole in WordPress, this post’s author is misattributed. The follow was written by former Insiders editor Gerald Deo. $1800 UBC Spectator $1500 Radical Beer Tribune $1200 UBC Student Media $1100 UBC Insiders $1000 The Knoll $700 FairVote UBC $400 The Devils Advocate $300 AMS Gossip Guy a) thank you. b) this is […]

Election Results

Posted by: | February 5, 2009 | 10 Comments

The results are in! Over 6500 people voted in this election, which is apparently the highest turnouts in the past several decades. Yay democracy! The results: PresidentBlake Frederick-apparently he only won by 46 votes- quite a far cry from last year… VP AcademicJohannes Rebane VP FinanceTom Dvorak VP ExternalTim Chu VP AdministrationCrystal Hon Board of […]

Update on voting irregularities

Posted by: | February 4, 2009 | 12 Comments

The Elections committee has issued the following statement:On Sunday evening, a campaigning irregularity complaint was submitted to the Elections Committee. The complaint stated that VP Academic candidate Johannes Rebane and friends were in Vanier commons block and going door to door asking students to vote on their laptop, and giving cookies to students. The committee […]

A thank you

Posted by: | February 4, 2009 | 8 Comments

I’ve been a little bit fed up with the most recent scandal, now dubbed “Cookie-gate”, so this is a brief note to thank all the candidates for running- we recognize the work you put into it, and appreciate that you’re willing to face up to the scrutiny that accompanies running for office. Most of the […]

Voting irregularities?

Posted by: | February 3, 2009 | 16 Comments

The UBC Student Media blog is reporting that there were people going around Place Vanier last night distributing cookies, carrying a laptop, and asking people to vote for a particular candidate for VP Academic. This is the first I’ve heard of the matter, and while plausible, I would like to hear more confirmations of the […]

A voting reminder

Posted by: | February 3, 2009 | Comments Off on A voting reminder

A reminder that online voting on the AMS website closes today at midnight. If you have not yet voted, there will be paper ballot voting on February 4th (Wednesday)- just walk by the SUB! According to the RBT, only just over 8% of the UBC students eligible to vote have done so, so get your […]

UBC Engineering prank gets a failing grade

Posted by: | February 3, 2009 | Comments Off on UBC Engineering prank gets a failing grade

details are sketchy, but there are multiple reports that five Engineering students were arrested early this morning after their attempt to hang the shell of a VW Beetle off the Second Narrows bridge. More news is available from CTV and The Ubyssey.

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