First year residence dining hall profit margins at UBC

On Feburary 22, 2017, we filed a freedom of information request for the following: A list/table of products/food items sold at the Orchard, Vanier and Totem residence dining halls and their profit margins from January 1st, 2017 to Feburary 22nd, 2017. Before passing judgement, please remember that profit margins are simply how much is made … [Read more…]

How course registration times are calculated at UBC

The Old SUB requested the formula used to calculate the registration times and averages of UBC students. This request was fulfilled on June 8, 2017. It is released as follows: Registration Graduate students – registration is grouped by faculties and degrees (similarity of their programs), and then by GPA, i.e. PhDs before Masters within the … [Read more…]

Our endorsements for the UBC Science Undergraduate Society (Spring 2017)

Summary: President: Katie Gourlay (for events), Akhil Krishnan (for transparency) VP Admin: Michelle Tse VP Internal: Julia Wu VP External: Cathy Jiang VP Student Life: Gurshabad Singhera VP Communications: Miguel Oreta VP Academic: Jennifer Cheng Science Student Senator: Samantha So Vote here! President We endorse Katie Gourlay, and Akhil Krishnan, for different reasons. Katie Gourlay … [Read more…]

tl;dr SUS Candidate Platforms in a Nutshell

As with the AMS elections, candidates have a tendency to be overly verbose in communicating their platform goals. Candidates should be providing a mix of a simplified platform and a longer, more detailed platform instead of condensing it all into one. Long platforms aren’t a bad thing, since oftentimes these verbose platforms outline policy objectives, … [Read more…]

tl;dr AMS Executive Platforms in a Nutshell

A ridiculous number of candidates are using verbose and confusing paragraphs to express what should be simple ideas. I compiled all the campaign platforms and limited them to a few sentences. Candidates may submit requests for change by emailing [email protected] Vague platform goals are italicized. President Julian Del Balso: Source: Ubyssey Fall reading break Build … [Read more…]

The AUS decided to make a website. This was the outcome.

With contributions by neilrp. The Arts Undergraduate Society has received a lot of flack for it’s financial decisions in the 2016-2017 school year. The criticism against the AUS can be questionable at times, sometimes  unfair.  In addition, I will say that the Arts Undergraduate Society has a roster of generally awesome AMS representatives, with the … [Read more…]

2016W Bursary Statistics at UBC

It’s been long overdue, but today we’re releasing statistics on the 2016 (Winter Session) bursary at the University of British Columbia. Admittedly, there isn’t much analysis to be done, a shame to make this our first post. Some people have mentioned on reddit that this year’s bursaries were fairly generous, and given the rate of … [Read more…]