For the past three years the EUS has been a part of ongoing conversations surrounding concerns and issues at the Camp 5 Iron Ring Ceremony. We have continually received feedback that a specific part of the event, prior to the ceremony, has not be inclusive to all members of our community. This year that issue was brought into focus at a briefing session with the upcoming attendees. The EUS felt increasing concern about the upcoming ceremony and took part in an Open Letter to Camp 5 surrounding these concerns. This can be read here: https://bit.ly/2ChJCVE
After careful consideration and debate, the Engineering Undergraduate Society of UBC Vancouver has decided to offer the following endorsements for the 2019 AMS Elections:
Given our inability to fully understand the effects that it will have on our constituents due to insufficient data and consultation, we disagree that any decisions surrounding the implementation of a fall reading break based on this consultation would be a valid representation of the student’s voice.
The EUS Board of Directors recognizes the importance of the consultation being done by the provincial government on the Professional Governance Act and the active role that Engineers and Geoscientists BC have taken in ongoing advocacy on behalf of the profession. We stand with Engineers and Geoscientists BC in their efforts and we hope that the government will hear our concerns about the review.