Ricardo here, stuck in a lab with the internet (Oracle to Brian’s Nightwing, if you will) so I’ve been able to put together some background on candidates.
Jeremy McElroy – current VP External, dating Ubyssey editor, regular dj at UBC events, my mother and girlfriend compete for “loves Jeremy McElroy the most” award. Once best known for promoting war on fun, now best known for tweets about how he loves his job while in Victoria/Ottawa/Montreal/etc.
Isaac Rosenberg – running as “Bijan “Tender Hugs” Ahmadian”, president of UBC Allies (an AMS resource group), has “a dead dude’s eye in his eye.”
Michael Moll -Sauder student, international student, 3rd-year rep on CUS board, starting online magazine called “What’s Good.”
Omar Shaban – member of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, former vice president of Canadian Arab Federation for Western Canada (during which he once called Canada a “genocidal state” and stated on Canada Day, “Couldn’t be more ashamed to be Canadian […] Fuck Canada,” posting on his facebook page “Happy Genocide Day Canada”).
Elin Tayyar – incumbent, member of Beta Theta Pi (stereotypical frat: beer, sports, macho), former SAC vice-chair, apparently has an interest in concrete.
Arash Ehteshami – current AUS VP Internal, dating current SUS president, member of Kappa Sigma (the biggest frat).
Katherine Tyson – current AMS councilor, chairs university and external relations committee (UnECoRn, somehow), caller-outer of Bijan during land use letter scandal, UBC BC Young Liberals president (unfortunately?).
Mitch Wright -current associate VP External, former AMS Elections Voter Funded Media coordinator, has a kitten.
Rory Breasail – another member of the Social Justice Council, current AMS councilor (and long time keener proxy-er), also member of UnECoRn.
Gord Katic –
current president of guy who does a lot of stuff with the Social Justice Centre (i.e resource groups at centre of AMS “terrorism” investigation), vice president of the Allies resource group, presumably has Noam Chomsky’s vote (what the what?!).
Mike Silley – former AUS president
loser non-winning candidate, member of Sigma Chi (the “chauncy douchebag” frat) and former ritualist (in charge of hazing), chair of AMS Business & Facilities Committee.
Kathy Yan Li – longtime Ubyssey fiend, currently looking for a roommate.
Jennifer Wang – ??? (yikes, good luck against Justin Yang).
Justin Yang – current VP Finance of AUS, former VP Finance of SUS, current student senator, current coordinator of AMS tutoring, former coordinator of AMS mini-school.
Matt Parsons – president of UBC Interfraternity Council, member of Phi “High” Delta Theta (the dry fraternity).