The Board of Governors Finance Committee voted on Monday to recommend tuition increases of 5 per cent for new international undergraduate students, 3 per cent for continuing undergraduate international students and 2 per cent for new and continuing domestic undergraduate and graduate students.
Your AMS executives are halfway through their terms. The Ubyssey spoke to all five about what progress they have made on their goals and what they intend to accomplish through the rest of the academic year.
Ian Caguiat ran on a platform of resourceful sustainability, and community engagement and inclusion. Six months into his term, his ambitious and broad on-the-ground approach has led to him delivering results, though at the midway point, many of his initial action items remain in progress.
VP Finance Abhi Mishra accomplished major goals this term, stabilizing the AMS/GSS Health & Dental Plan and increasing student financial literacy. He looks to continue improving the AMS as he heads into the second half of his term.
Tina Tong ran on a platform emphasizing affordability, accessibility and transparency. Tong went on a leave of absence in September and will be returning in January. Currently, Joshua Kim serves as interim VP external.
Before her leave of absence, AMS President Esmé Decker had been learning on the job as she worked to accomplish her goals around relationship building with student groups and transparency — although her priorities related to food security remain uncompleted.
Halfway through his term, VP Academic and University Affairs (AUA) Kamil Kanji has made progress on many of his goals on affordability, open educational resources and mental health and harm reduction, but still has some left unchecked.
The statement repeated that the stickers stand at odds with the organization’s values and said they are concerned the campaign “will fuel an already incendiary environment and jeopardize student safety.”