This week, former Ubyssey editor-in-chief and Syrup Trap co-conspirator Paul Bucci joins us on the news beat. We talk about silly Kinesiology fees, tuition consultations, a money fight between the AMS and UBC Development, and the vision for UBC athletics.
For our interview, we talk to Sheldon Goldfarb, the long time archivist of the AMS about a book he is writing impressionistically documenting one hundred years of students at UBC. He shares some favorite stories, and recites his famous poem “Does it Mater?”
Some episode links:
- Neal’s impressive story about the KUS referendum: read this first, then this.
- The AMS and UBC fight over who Lev Bukhman’s donation to the Student Nest belongs to.
- Tokenistic tuition consultations plod on.
- Head of Varsity athletics Theresa Hanson leaves UBC while people are trying to come up with a strategic vision for the whole shebang.
- The Syrup Trap – “Canada’s Only Humour Magazine.”
- An excerpt from Sheldon’s book-in-progress about 100 year of students at UBC, published in Trek Magazine
UPDATE: As of the AMS council meeting on October 28th, the KUS building fee seems to be dead. The AMS voted to postpone the motion to ratify the referendum result (ie. approve the fee), indefinitely, essentially making it go away. This, at the behest of the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society president, who realized retrospectively how bad a deal it was for students.