Given that this year’s elections rest on a time as pivotal as UBC’s centennial anniversary and the completion of the
new SUB AMS Student Nest and all the changes that will accompany it, the endorsements of this blog will be given on the basis of the ability of each candidate to not screw up, rather than their potential to do good. (For endorsement based on meticulous comparison of platform points more traditional assessment, try the Ubyssey.) We know that these qualities are often indistinguishable, as we do the fact that this criteria can sound a little harsh. Despite that this reasoning will probably lead to most of our endorsements going to incumbents and more experienced candidates, we’ll also try to give other reasons for supporting them as well.
Here we go:
We like Cheneil, but Aaron’s suggestion that AMS executives should attend club events on a weekly basis won us over.
VP Administration/行政副主席-Ava Nasiri
She never missed a single one of the AUS team’s dodgeball games. That’s a good reason for endorsing someone, right? Anyway, she’s the incumbent, and her idea of expanding student engagement with game nights in the Nest were pretty endearing, too.
VP Finance/财政副主席-Mateusz Miadlikowski
Also an incumbent, and one who has a competent track record.
VP External/外联副主席-Jude Crasta
Despite sharing Janzen’s view that there should be more competition for the VP External office, Jude is as close as one can get to a VPX incumbent, and we will endorse him on this basis, especially in a crucial time like this year.
VP Academic and University Affairs/学术以及大学事务副主席-Jenna Omassi
It’s not like we could endorse anyone else, could we? We think Jenna is a cool lady anyway. She runs Aus and doesn’t afraid of anything.
Senate/议会-Gurvir Sangha, Viet Vu, Eric Zhao, Marjan Hatai, & Ian Sapollnik
Just vote for these candidates, though Jenna will probably serve in the dual roles of VP Academic and Senator anyway. And yeah, Aaron will likely end up on there as well, but we believe a good president will not need to be on Senate himself to achieve good student representation. In any case, each constituency will elect an additional Senator right after the AMS election.
Board of Governors/董事会-Tanner Bokor & Veronica Knott
Representatives on the UBC Board of Governors require an extraordinary amount of experience, which both of these candidates have. Enough said.
Student Legal Fund Society-The Students for Accountability slate on principle, but…
学生法律资金会-原则上支持Students for Accountability
…we do believe that at least one candidate (the incumbent Janzen, in particular) from the other slate should be elected in order to diversify the SLFS, especially when literally everyone on Students for Accountability already works for (or in one case, runs) the AMS. This is a race where some chances can be taken, thanks to the SLFS’s more or less passive, periphery nature.
学生法律资金会每年向每个学生收一块钱，用来资助学生们法律上的需要。这次一边Students for Accountability全是现任AMS职员（整个外联部，主席本人，还有其他两位），另一边Students for Responsible Leadership则是现任该会主席Janzen Lee与一干兄弟会/姐妹会成员。因为资金会学生求助时才能发挥作用，所以不能拿政绩来衡量现任主席的作为。虽说Accountability党实力雄厚，但是博主觉得有必要把Janzen或者其他Responsible Leadership党员选上去，互相制衡。