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.