Maria Jogova

Maria Jogova has written 58 posts for UBC Insiders

Story Time- An Adventure with Poll Answers

I’ve noticed a funny thing about polls. If you arrange them such that they seem really random, you can still come up with an interesting story based on readers’ opinions. This one is pretty short, and fairly straightforward, but I think works out alright, if you’re not too strict with timelines and such.Once upon a [...]

Senate, anyone?

While I’ve been busy blogging about most of the ongoing races, I sort of let it slip from my memory that there aren’t any people running for Senate this year. It turns out that only 2 people submitted nomination forms, and as a result they automatically get seats. Currently, the available seats are being offered [...]

A summary of endorsements (so far)

Here’s a summary of the endorsements from all the different blogs!UBC Insiders MariaPresident – 1) Blake Frederick, 2) Alex Monegro, 3) Paul KorczykVP Academic and University Affairs – 1) Johannes Rebane VP Administration – 1) Kommander Keg (yes, even I’m surprised by this one) 2) Tristan MarkleVP External – 1) Tim Chu 2) Ignacio RodriguezVP [...]


Here are my endorsements for the election. I’m trying to have be brief in my explanations. I do have a qualm with this election- namely, there are no candidates that really stand out, or that are particularly wonderful. So overall I find these elections sort of disappointing, but I do feel like there could be [...]


You can now vote at! It’s quick and easy- remember to rank you choices for candidates. Please note that you only have 2 minutes to make your selections before it times out (yes, it’s really silly). I’m a little disappointed by how little advertisement there has been of this election, and how little effort [...]

Jeremy Wood- must we really resort to these tactics?

As a member of Jeremy Wood’s facebook support group (and please note: I support everyone in the elections if they have a facebook group and invite me to join it), I have received a message with the following excerpt in my facebook inbox: Just a note: I’ve heard a lot of you saying that after [...]

Condorcet voting

A brief explanation, in case people don’t quite know what it is.1.) You rank the candidates on the ballot. Tied rankings are allowed, as far as I know.2.) Each candidate is compared to the other candidates on the ballot.3.) The votes are counted by pitting every candidate against every other candidate in a series of [...]

The IBC responds

Response by Jason Ng to the statement made by AMS Candidates: Several AMS elections candidates recently issued a statement claiming that we did not speak with them prior to issuing our endorsements for this election. The International Business Club reviewed all the candidates’ platforms, including those of the 6 candidates who issued the statement. Their [...]

Jello wrestling

Jello wrestling is happening tomorrow (Wednesday), contrary to the day listed in the poll. I would encourage y’all to come out and support Science week, even if you aren’t science students. Perks include free entertainment, watching live wrestling, and potentially (and hopefully) seeing some of the AMS candidates duke it out in the ring. I [...]

An interesting statement

I recently received an emailed statement made by some of the candidates running in this election. The statement is as follows: The following represents a joint statement by Blake Frederick, Paul Korczyk, David Nogas, Sonia Purewal, Iggy Rodriguez, and Jeremy Wood: Recently, the International Business Club elected to endorse a number of candidates for Executive [...]

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