Our endorsements for the 2014 AMS elections


Voting in the University of British Columbia’s AMS elections closes today at 5 p.m. For those who haven’t voted yet, we’ve put together a list of candidates who we think most deserve your vote.

President: Winnie Code

Winnie has proven herself to be a competitive candidate and a real human. The other candidates in this race are underwhelming, and it’s clear that Winnie is the only person who can steer the AMS through these turbulent times, because turbulence is the very essence of Winnie.

Vice-President Finance: Alex Bucci

Alex is running unopposed in these elections — all the more reason to vote for him, or at least to abstain. Alex captured the imaginations of UBC students, to the extent that they’re unable to imagine things anymore.

Vice-President Administration: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Who better to inspire UBC students than this timeless call to compassion and brotherhood?

Vice-President Academic: The Turks and Caicos Islands

This tropical British Overseas Territory, population 31,500, could more than handle the duties of the VP Academic position. These islands were mentioned by rapper Rick Ross in the song “No New Friends” by Drake, and they might also become part of Canada.

Vice-President External: The concept of “learning”

Learning is tremendously important as a human concept. Without it, we would not be able to transmit knowledge from one generation to the next — or from one person to another, for that matter — and human culture would be impossible. Who better to bring campus culture back than learning?

Board of Governors: 20-year-old Spencer Keys from College Days, College Nights

Ten years ago, former AMS president, UBC law student and current BoG candidate Spencer Keys appeared in a six-hour-long documentary about student life at UBC titled College Days, College Nights (short clip here). Spencer might only be 20 years old, but he has a bright future ahead of him and he is perfect for the BoG seat position.

Senate: This article

The Syrup Trap has a history of writing self-referential articles, and this one is no exception. The best candidate in this year’s Senate race is this article, because it is helpful and it understands student politics. ♦

This is one of a series of posts the Syrup Trap will be writing about the AMS elections at UBC. We are doing this because money — up to $600 — is on the line. Please vote for the Syrup Trap in the VFM contest at www.ams.ubc.ca/elections.

Illustration by Indiana Joel/The Ubyssey