Archive for January, 2010

UBC Insiders Endorses: AMS Elections 2010

Please note that this post was a collaborative effort by all editors. President 1 Natalie Swift 2 Bijan Ahmadian 3 Sean Kim 4 Pak Ho Leung Do we want Haack to be the next hack? What about the wide-open race for Senate? The full list of endorsements after the jump. Effectively, this is a race [...]

Referenda: CPI Indexing and Engagement Levy

These are the last two referenda that need to be covered for this year’s elections. They’ll be covered together because they are relatively straightforward so there is not a whole lot to say. Indexing AMS Fees to CPI By not having their fees indexed, the AMS is losing money year over year as the value [...]

Race Profile: AMS President

. UBC Insiders Analysis Click here to skip to profiles of the candidates in this race. The President is the visionary and leader of the AMS. In the most fundamental sense, the job of the AMS President is to ensure the organization is fulfilling its mandate. This mandate is a set of eleven objectives which [...]

UBC Insiders + The Ubyssey Present: The Presidential Debate

We feel we don’t know enough about the candidates, so in partnership with The Ubyssey we’re presenting The Presidential Debate. One hour of questions directed at the candidates, intended to point out differences between the candidates. We’re scouring through voting records, we’re watching the old debates, we’re researching what’s been said, and we’re fact checking. [...]

Toope Reconsiders Sullivan for VP Students

UBC’s longest serving Vice-President has been asked to continue to serve at his post as Vice-President, Students, pending the completion of a review process. Brian Sullivan, who came to UBC from his former post as Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs) at the University of Guelph in 1999, was appointed by then-President Martha Piper. Upon the arrival [...]

Past President’s Picks: Mike Duncan

As per UBC Insiders tradition, we asked this year’s president to make some endorsements. As Blake cannot due to slate rules, this is a guest post by Mike Duncan, the illustrious president of the AMS in 2008-09, and current Board member. If you know me, you know that I care deeply for this school and [...]

Race Profile: Senate

. UBC Insiders Analysis Click here to skip to profiles of the candidates in this race. Note: Alex was a student 2008-2009 senator. The Senate represents one of the places where students can influence the most change over the lives of every student. The highest governing academic body on campus, the Senate drafts the academic [...]

Race Profile: Board of Governors

. UBC Insiders Analysis Click here to skip to profiles of the candidates in this race. The 21-member Board of Governors at UBC is composed of “the Chancellor, the President, eleven persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (representing the province), three students elected by students, three faculty members elected by faculty, and two [...]

Debate: January 22 BoG, VPAd, VPF

The following is a guest post by Bowinn Ma, EUS President 2007-2008; AMS Councilor 2006-2008; Former Hack, less so now. ********************* Couldn’t attend the debate? The Ubyssey will be streaming and recording all the elections debates live! Archived debates and live streams can be found at ********************* The attendance at today’s debate was disheartening [...]

Referendum: Voting Disability Seat

Before we start, this is important to note: Since this referendum proposes a bylaw change, the referendum needs 75% approval in order to pass. Background During the past year, a movement to get a non-voting seat on AMS council for students with disabilities had been slowly building. It was felt that there were barriers to [...]

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