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Ballots of Notable People: Azim Wazeer

The following piece is my endorsements and additional commentary on the race to become the next AMS President. I promise that it’s not as long as some of my more recent work. All the best to all the candidates!

UBC Insiders Presidential Endorsement 2011

We feel that Jeremy is the best candidate for the job because at the end of the day he is the one with the most hands on knowledge and an intimate understanding of what the position entails.

Council Poll 2011!

At the Jan 12 AMS Council meeting, we took a poll of councilors to see how they would vote if the election were that day. As an experiment, we used a two-sided ballot: First Past the Post on one side and Condorcet results on the other. Results below. First Past the Post Results Winners are [...]

Race: President

Neither candidate has made it clear what their pet project might be this year but please dear god don’t make it another talent show.

Race: Board of Governors

Board members are privy to a vast amount of information about UBC, as essentially every major decision is passed by the Board. They also have a unique opportunity to speak before the Board about student issues, and ensure that major developments at UBC are not negatively impacting quality of education or the student experience.

Senate: Debunking the Myths

There seems to be confusion over what the UBC Senate does, perpetuated in large part by AJ Hajir Haijian’s website. Because AJ is a current student senator, in my role as Chair of the Student Senate Caucus I feel that it is important that the record be set straight to avoid unrealistic expectations for the incoming student senators. -Joël Mertens

Race: VP External

The Vice-President External, is the person who, if doing a good job, isn’t around on campus much. Responsible for advocating to the provincial and federal governments as well as other student societies, the VPX is one of the most difficult roles to enter in to without a strong understanding of the Canadian student movement and [...]

Race: Senate

The Senate is the highest governing body which deals with academic issues, including drafting the academic calendar and approving new courses, programs, and curriculum changes. Naturally, we wanted to know what their favorite internet meme is.

Race: VP Academic and University Affairs

The Land Use Plan amendments of the past year demonstrate how the VP Academic and University Affairs position can be involved in activities that have lasting impacts on the future face of campus. And it’s far from over.

LIVEBLOG: AMS Elections Debate @ Totem

We will be liveblogging today’s Senate, VP External and President debate at Totem Park residence at 5 pm. Please feel free to join in the discussion! AMS Elections Debate at Totem: Senate, VP External, President

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