Archive for February, 2008

AMS Elections: The VP Admin Strikes Back

I’ve had a busy couple days with Ubyssey, work, school, and photoshoots, so I haven’t had much of a chance to post photos. Anyway, these are from Thursday’s debates.The elections start tomorrow: be sure to get the word out and encourage your friends to get informed and get their vote on!Mike Kushnir is now running [...]

Sterling example of effective advocacy – Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

Students spend alot of time agonizing over how to be effective advocates for change. Emma Preston, a founding member of UBC UAEM, and this year’s BC Rhodes Scholar, tells of how this group made the university fall head over heals for them. Billions of people, primarily in poor countries, lack access to lifesaving medicines; millions [...]

Yet another threat Vancouver Campus Advisory — New Threat ReceivedTue. Feb. 5, 4:15 pm Broadcast message to all UBC Vancouver Students, Faculty and Staff from President Stephen J. Toope For the second time in a week, our Vancouver campus community has received a threatening message. In this second case, an unspecific threat has been made for Wednesday. [...]

Voter Funded Media results!

Well, here they are at long last! The Knoll – $1600UBC Insider – Election Edition – $1500The Devils advocate – $1400Cavalier – $900Let Them Eat Cake – $725UVote – $600The Underground – $600The 432 – $600Plain title: Awesome Content – $75The Radical Beer Tribune – $0Maclean’s On Campus – $0 From the VFM administrator Paul [...]

VP Admininstration nominations – rumor mill

The race for the fifth AMS executive position, VP Administration, was cancelled in mid-campaign due to “campaigning irregularities.” While this cancellation was probably contrary to AMS code, and details were never confirmed by Elections Administrator Brendan Piovesan, a new race is soon to launch. And according to the rumor-mill, and the volume of nomination papers [...]

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