Archive for February, 2008

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“VP-Admin elect Tristan Markle adding ‘Right to Cheat’ to posters in support of VP-Academic elect Alex Lougheed” This was obviously meant to be public. If you’re not up on the controversy surrounding the VP Academic race, refer to the Ubyssey here and here. The implications of publicly discrediting a fellow executive-elect are unclear, but probably [...]

Right To Be Cold – Sheila Watt-Cloutier at UBC

Terry* presents the latest in our Global Citizenship Lecture Series: Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s talk, “Right to Be Cold” will take place this Friday, February 29th, at 12 noon in the West Atrium of the Life Science Centre. Map. In the past two decades, Inuit across the Arctic have reported profound changes to their environment and wildlife [...]

CFS Politics. What fun!

You’ve probably noticed them: ads on the 99 B-line with smiling, ethnically diverse young people with “I am CFS” drawn on their outstreached hands in marker. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), which is one of the two main federal student lobbies, is gearing up for a huge publicity campaign in the next month to [...]

Vancouver Quadra by-election rush

UBC’s federal electoral riding, Vancouver Quadra, is having a by-election on March 17th. And if you live on campus, you can vote in it. (Click the image to enlarge) Quadra is one of the wealthiest and best educated ridings in the country. It contains most of Vancouver’s West side, including UBC. This by-election race has [...]

A place to sprout?

About 20 students crowd sociably around tables cradling bowls of vegetable soup and mugs of coffee in mismatched dishes. Others wander in empty handed and leave munching apples or organic chocolate. Two people behind the counter cut thick slices of bread and open jars full of brownies and muffins which they hand over on plates, [...]

UBC Insider mission statement

We here on the blog have been feeling that lately we’ve been losing some focus. With more boisterous and demanding readership, an election campaign, and fewer (non-graduating) writers, the pressure (and temptation) to spit out easy personality-centered posts is hard to resist. This is an attempt to step back and re-balance. Though it may not [...]

VP Administration Special Election results

Tristan Markle 446 Shawn Stewart 306 Stephen McCarthy 280 Mike Kushnir 194 Yian Messoloras 189 Stephanie Ryan 104 J Mac The Keg 44 Aaron Palm 42 Congratulations to Tristan! Looks like the knolligarchy managed to swing it for him. Pretty good voter turnout. One more note: EA Brendan Piovesan resigned, effective today. Someone else will [...]

Check in.

Hello everyone. I would invite us all to think about what sort of issues we have yet to cover on this blog. We’ve been feverishly covering the elections, but we would like to continue to focus on the issues. We of course accept emails too, if you don’t want to leave a comment. Thank you.

VP Administration post of awesomeness

Candidate analysis, random thoughts, EA deprecation, and who Maayan is voting for all rolled into one glorious post. Well, voting is now on for the re-vote for the fifth AMS executive position. The VP Administration race was cancelled in mid-campaign two weeks ago. Despite the fact that this cancellation was not allowed by AMS code, [...]

oh, come on

This is a wholesale lifting of Alex Lougheed’s facebook note, in which he notices that Stephen McCarthy isn’t on the ballot. How to vote in the AMS Special ElectionThe original can be found here. Props to Alex for: voting at 1am, having eagle eyes, and also wicked MSPaint skills.

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