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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Subject: Tell Mayor Sullivan Your Priorities -- Come to the Citizen Budget Forum

Dear friend,

What kind of city do you want Vancouver to be? Will we see deep cuts to the
Parks Board, more shifting of the commercial tax base to residential taxpayers, or stepped-up investment in affordable housing to address our deepening homeless crisis?

Each year, the City of Vancouver holds a public consultation process for the upcoming civic budget. Think City wants to bring more people into this process so more Vancouverites can get informed and more citizens can be heard.

Think City and the University of British Columbia 's Political Science Department invite you to learn about, discuss and deliberate the 2008 City of Vancouver budget on the evening of March 19, 2008. HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square , 7:00-9:30 pm, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver.

Space is limited so sign up today for this exciting evening of conversation:
http://thinkcity.ca/event_signup

Make sure your voice is heard, when city council decides the priorities for this year's budget!

Think City's survey and more information can be found at
www.thinkcity.dreamvancouver.ca
or contact us at
budget_talks@hotmail.com

Monday, March 17, 2008

Students,

Do you like your U-Pass? Do you spend any time in the SUB?

Then listen up!

A referendum is coming at the end of March to save the U-Pass and renew the SUB. We are attempting to build a sustainable community by keeping the U-Pass and turning the most used and least sustainable building on campus (the SUB) into a model for others to follow. Here are the major issues:

1) The U-Pass: Translink has recently increased their fees and with that, the cost of the U-Pass. If we want to keep the U-Pass, we have to raise the fee by $1.75 per month. This is a pretty small increase and if it doesn’t pass, we will no longer have a U-Pass.
2) SUB Renew: As you can probably tell, the SUB building is old. It was built in the 1960s and has not meet the needs of students for the past ten years. This is the most used building on campus, yet student social space has gradually disappeared over the past ten years. We could be offering so many more services to students. We want to renew and expand this building to address the needs of current and future students.

If you are a UBC student, that means you are a member of the AMS, and thus, can vote in this referendum. Voting takes place online on WebVote at the student service centre: www.students.ubc.ca/ssc. The polls are open from March 25 – March 31. Don’t miss your chance to decide what happens on your campus.

For more information, check out the website: www.ams.ubc.ca

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dear friend,

What kind of city do you want Vancouver to be? Will we see deep cuts to the
Parks Board, more shifting of the commercial tax base to residential taxpayers, or stepped-up investment in affordable housing to address our deepening homeless crisis?

Each year, the City of Vancouver holds a public consultation process for the upcoming civic budget. Think City wants to bring more people into this process so more Vancouverites can get informed and more citizens can be heard.

Think City and the University of British Columbia 's Political Science Department invite you to learn about, discuss and deliberate the 2008 City of Vancouver budget on the evening of March 19, 2008. HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square , 7:00-9:30 pm, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver.

Space is limited so sign up today for this exciting evening of conversation:
http://thinkcity.ca/event_signup

Make sure your voice is heard, when city council decides the priorities for this year's budget!

Think City's survey and more information can be found at
www.thinkcity.dreamvancouver.ca
or contact us at

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hi WILLA members and Antigone Supporters,

Just a reminder that the CONNECT wrap-up party and debriefing is at my house tomorrow night TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20TH from 6pm to 8pm. Bring questions/comments/criticisms. I will provide snacks. Email antigonemagazine@hotmai.com for my address and directions.

Happy feministing!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

"BJORN LOMBORG AT UBC"

NOVEMBER 26th

Hosted by the FRASER INSTITUTE and the UBC CAMPUS CONSERVATIVES

Location: SUB Auditorium
Doors open at 12 noon
Event Times: 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Lomborg will discuss his best-selling new book, Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming

Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive government policies and programs under consideration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and halt global warming are based on emotion and political considerations, rather than strictly scientific assumptions. These programs may offer little impact but will cost billions of dollars.

Lomborg offers a second generation of thinking on the issues of climate change, an issue where he believes panic is neither warranted nor is it constructive in dealing with any of humanity's problems. He brings back
rational dialogue and discussion to a topic where contrary opinions are often discouraged and quashed.

This is a free event!!

For more information contact:
EMAIL: ubccampusconservatives@hotmail.com
CALL: Nick @ 778 990 4322
VISIT: www.ubccampusconservatives.com

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Calling All Members!

WILLA and Antigone are looking for some helping hands on November 9th!
CONNECT: A Woman's Networking Lunch needs volunteers to help. Here are some of the positions we're looking to fill.

Event Flow: 11:30-1:30
Set Up: 10:30-11:00
Ticket Sales: 11:30-12:00
Subscription Sales:
11:30-1:30

If you're able and willing we'd love your help! Email us at antigonemagazine@hotmail.com with your availability. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

CONNECT: A Woman's Networking Lunch!
Friday, November 9th, 2007
11:30-1:30
UBC's Student Union Building Ballroom
Free to UBC student - $7 for the general public
to reserve your tickets today!


It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Antigone first officially launched it's magazine... but indeed it has! Which means we need to celebrate and further our mandate of connecting young women with other women, women's groups and politicians who work for women's causes. That's why we're holding CONNECT: A Woman's Networking Lunch!

The lunch will bring together women and men of all ages who support women's causes. Primarily we will be targetting women's groups from across Vancouver, UBC students and politicians who support women's causes. We believe that it is crucially important to bring these groups together to help encourage collaboration and faciliatate the work that they are doing.

We still need tons of help with the event - so feel free to sign up to help canvas for food donations from local businesses, volunteer during the event, or help promoting it!

Please forward this info on to any other people you might think would be interested in this great event!

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