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BDS court case verdict and the surrounding campus politics: On Thursday March 30th, 2017, BC Supreme Court Justice Frits Verhoeven delivered his ruling regarding the BDS court case against the AMS, dismissing the petition brought forward by UBC Commerce student Logan Presch. The litigation attempted to prevent the AMS from proceeding with a referendum, wh...
A Palestinian’s response to Koby Michaels’ Op-ed: Dear Koby Michaels, I’m writing this open letter to inform you and those who have read your article that your intentions behind writing it was not that of genuine fear, but of an ideological impetus to preserve your privilege. You benefit as a colonizer of unceded Coast Salish territory, and also...
Standing up for Human Decency: In June 1967, during the Six-Day War, Israel began its occupation of the West Bank. Less than six months later, the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 242. Resolution 242 invoked the foundational legal principle of the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” and called for ...
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Can I apply to UBC with a Cambridge english level of C1?: I'm from Peru and my english level is quite good, but the requirements for foreign students is to have a minimum of a C on the CPE or a B on the CAE (cambridge english tests). I took the CPE and was short of 4 points of a C, but in the equivalence table, it says that my score equals to a B on th...
How busy is co-op? (In general): Im going to be in third year next year and im making some plans for next year summer. If I do get into co-op, it'll mean I'll start work in the summer of third year. So how busy is co-op relative to the reg school year? Will I get any free time or get any breaks? Im going to be applying for Phy...
How long should Admission Appeal Letter be?: Hey all, I'm still on the waitlist for admission to 2nd year Applied Science...I'm feeling a bit desperate, and after reading some of the other posts, getting off the waitlist chances are pretty slim. So, I'm planning to draft my appeal letter. I did some research about the length of appeal lett...
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How do I do a prank?: Dear Winnie, I’m not very funny and I don’t understand how jokes work, so instead I was thinking of pulling an April Fool’s Day prank. What would you suggest? Reader – Dear Reader, April Fool’s Day has a long history of people inconveniencing their friends and family while exploiting their trust ...
Pod Cast Episode 5: Pair Of Skis And A Meat Grinder: In this final episode of the Syrup Trap Pod Cast, Jonathan Goldstein tells us what isn’t funny, and the bomb is for the bird. The show was written Nick Zarzycki and Nathan Hare. It was performed by Jesse Inocalla and Chelsey Moore. The show was produced and edited by Matthew Parsons. Special tha...
Pod Cast Episode 5: Pair Of Skis And A Meat Grinder: In this final episode of the Syrup Trap Pod Cast, Jonathan Goldstein tells us what isn’t funny, and the bomb is for the bird. The show was written Nick Zarzycki and Nathan Hare. It was performed by Jesse Inocalla and Chelsey Moore. The show was produced and edited by Matthew Parsons. Special tha...
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New loophole in BC domestic tuition cap: a gchat dialogue.: UBC got some flack this year for their mega tuition increases for international students. Domestic students have been spared from drastic changes in the cost of education in recent years thanks to a BC government policy limiting tuition+fee increases to 2% a year since 2005. But that policy is ve...
FOI request turns up no records on Wesbrook Place consultants: UBC is once again using its private corporate entities to hide documents and information from the public. Three months ago, I filed a request under BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for records related to a planning process currently underway at the university. The plannin...
UBC Insiders On Air Finale: “As UBC Happens”: This is the official finale of UBC Insiders On Air. Thank you to everyone who listened, everyone we interviewed, everyone we talked news with, and everyone who talked to us at whatever event we were covering. It has been an extremely rewarding labour of love for both of us to make the show each ...

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This Votermedia ballot is not currently funded. It is displayed as a demo for if and when there is funding. Without funding there may be few votes, which makes the rankings less meaningful. During the 2015 UBC AMS elections we ran two UBC AMS votermedia contests: A $700 Continuous VoterMedia (CVM) contest on the ballot above, and a $1500 One-Time Elections VoterMedia (1VM) contest funded by AMS -- see info linked here. History of votermedia at UBC: Experiments in Voter Funded Media