Between February 29th and March 4th, UBC students took to the online polls and voted for their 2016/2017 student government representatives, and on referendum questions related to the governance of UBC. Read on for the results:
AMS Executive Board
Board of Governors:
Aaron Bailey, Veronica Knott
Samantha So, Jenna Omassi, Nick Dawson,
Kaidie Williams, Lina Castro
AMS Referendum Questions
Keep the U-Pass (with small fee increases):
You should not question this one – you WANT the U-Pass.
Health and Dental Plan:
Small structural change that shows no sign of taking anyone’s money in the near future.
WUSC (World University Services Canada):
This change entails a small student fee increase that will go towards supporting refugee students at UBC.
Bring Back the Gal:
This is meant to direct the AMS to create a new food/social space that is reminiscient of the Gallery (old SUB favourite).
Campus Culture and Performance Fee:
Intended to contribute to student performance and cultural groups on campus.
By-law and Constitution:
Ensures AMS is in line with BC Societies Act.
$4.20 AMS fee increase:
This fee increase was intended to support services such as SafeWalk and the AMS Foodbank, whose costs are rising.
By-law referendum and revisions:
This revision would have allowed the Council (governing body of the AMS) to decide on
question phrasing and wording without consulting those asking questions.