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ams.ubc.ca/vote

March 7-11, 2022

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Who Am I?

My name is Saad (he/him) and I am running to be the President of Your New AMS. Throughout the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to serve you as your AMS Associate VP and VP, External Affairs. Some of my advocacy includes successfully pushing the government to commit to historic student-centric supports like the permanent removal of interest rates on federal student loans, increasing repayment assistance so no student has to repay their loans until they make $50,000 per year, and easing pathways to permanent residency for international students. My experience also includes jointly lobbying the provincial and federal government to commit funding towards the Skytrain-to-UBC.

 

Throughout my university career, I’ve also been a club executive (Colour Connected Against Racism), a commuter student trekking from Surrey for my 8 AM classes on the 99 B-Line, a UBC student housing resident and I’ve been someone who has struggled with the mental health issues that we all face during these tough and honestly confusing times. Our AMS needs to support us. Our AMS needs to be there for us. Our AMS needs to be a place that we can be proud of.

 

This year, I’m on a mission to build A New AMS, an AMS that you can count on, an AMS that you can be proud of, and an AMS that has your back - Your New AMS. Among many other improvements, advancements, and reforms, these are just a few things that Your New AMS will tackle:

 

  • Your New AMS will improve your campus by investing directly into the capital projects and improvements that you want to see. 

  • Your New AMS will deliver you with direct needs-based financial support that you can count on. 

  • Your New AMS will invest directly into student life events while working to keep you safe.

  • Your New AMS will create a just, equitable, and inclusive environment for you while creating meaningful partnerships with meaningful action.

  • Your New AMS will push for a sustainable climate and environment for tomorrow, for you.

  • Most importantly, Your New AMS will work to restore trust with you. 

Warmly, 

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Your New AMS

 

These are just a few highlights from my platform - you can view my full platform here!

 
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Why Vote?

LIST OF REASONS WHY WE SHOULD VOTE

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We’re AMS members! We have every right to decide who our AMS Executives and student leaders are going to be by voting.

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The AMS impacts us more than we know. From how much our coffee at BlueChip costs to the newly-increased $1,500 student mental health coverage, we should vote for AMS Executives that we believe can impact us in the best way possible.

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We pay AMS fees. We all know how important every dollar is. To make the AMS fees that we pay count fully, we should vote!

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Our AMS Executives will be our representatives to the university, all levels of government, and other organizations like TransLink - so vote for the candidate that you believe is fit to represent our interests.

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The AMS we elect will provide UBC with consultation on what the current & future state of learning will look like: In-person? Online? Hybrid?

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There’s referendums on the ballot! Important items like the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) fee increase, a set of bylaw changes, and supporting the Bike Kitchen are all on the ballot. Even if you don’t want to vote for me, you should vote for these!

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We’re contributing towards vaccine equity! This year, the AMS is donating $2 for every vote cast in the election up to $30,000. The donation would go towards providing COVID-19 vaccines to countries with minimal access to the global supply.

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It takes less than 5 minutes to cast your ballot! 5 minutes for a heck of a lot of impact.

Once again, these are just some of the reasons why you should vote. Want to vote in this year’s AMS Election? Submit your email below to Pledge to Vote and you'll get emailed reminders on when and how to vote.

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