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Race: VP Finance

The vice president finance is responsible for managing the AMS’ money, from preparing an annual budget and financial statements, to working with AMS staff, organizations, businesses, and services to monitor their spending. The vp finance also chairs the Finance Commission, ensuring AMS clubs and constituencies submit annual financial reports, sits on the board of directors [...]

Race: VP Academic

The vice president academic acts as a liaison between the student body and University administration and organizations concerning education, campus planning, and other issues relevant to the constituencies represented by the Student Council. This includes issues such as student housing, the Campus Planning process, student health and well-being, discrimination, quality of academic curriculum, and much [...]

Race: VP Administration

The Vice President Administration is responsible for the workings of the Student Union Building, from ensuring the New SUB project is on track to managing the use, maintenance, and conditions of the current building, and is responsible for ensuring SUB businesses comply with the Society’s Ethical Purchasing Policy. The Vice President Administration represents the Society [...]

Senate Endorsements!

Even candidates with NO previous experience with Senate comment that is an exceptionally slow moving body. SENATE TAKE NOTE, you have a horrible reputation. Let’s speed things up a bit. Exams, be it databases or release dates, have become a priority to students everywhere. Excellent, let’s get some movement there!

What Questions Do You Ask a Board or Senate Candidate?

In past years the number of candidates who didn’t fully understand the body they were running to be elected to was astounding.

Race: VP External

The nature of the external office is innately political, but never partisan, advocating on behalf of the student body as a whole.

The AMS Permanent* Art Collection

So, here’s the deal: The AMS owns an astonishingly great collection of Canadian art, for a group of self-centred hacks who don’t give a shit about art and haven’t for the last 50 years.

Keys on Campaigns: How to Win and Get Off My Lawn, Not Necessarily in that Order

The campaigns that are happening now suck. Awhile ago some nerdlinger decided that good graphic design was the same as good communications and now you get garbage posters that don’t even tell you why they’re qualified to do the job. Web campaigns are important, absolutely, but they’re lazy and generally only good at tapping into people that already know you, rather than reaching out beyond your core community.

SUS Elections: Some final notes.

SUS and AUS elections are drawing to a close today – but if you’re in Science and haven’t voted, I’d consider doing so.

AUS Candidate Profiles: Senate

The Arts Student Senator is one of eighteen students who sit on the Senate – the highest academic governing body of the university. Upcoming issues include changes to the summer semester and exam databases, while business as usual includes course curriculum changes, academic appeals, and degree requirements.

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