Blake Frederick’s guide on how to resolve your differences with UBC

[ ED NOTE: Jesse Ferreras was kind enough to let me crosspost this item from his blog. You can read the original here. Also noted by Blazing Cat Fur.

Now, I know this is more than slightly off-topic. But I thought that it had much the same tone as the over-all HRC debate in Canada. Plus, it’s just an interesting story. ]

One simple step – file a human rights complaint with the United Nations. Heap international embarrassment on your university after its president has condemned the way you do business with him.

There is nothing you can say to further embarrass the Alma Mater Society’s executive more than what they’ve done to themselves. AMS President Blake Frederick has torched every relationship the AMS has more than I ever could have predicted. He is officially the worst president in AMS history, and that’s an achievement in itself.

For reference, I attach Blake’s first quarterly report, which I did him the favour of writing on his behalf. It’s because of this that he took me off his Facebook and his Twitter. Just about all of it has come true – and more, as you’ve read above.

What’s that, you say? You thought I retired? I did – with the confidence that an intelligent council would keep the man in check. Fail. They can’t even pass a censure motion against him.

“AMS President’s Quarterly Report – June 2009

“Woke up this morning and danced a little jig on the grave of UBC’s relationship with the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). Went to my desk and crossed out items on a checklist of relationships I plan to see ruined while in office.

“1) provincial government – issued a press release lambasting provincial ministers for not meeting with the AMS on a day’s notice; I don’t assume they have other things they need to do – check
2) 2010 Olympics – Stef took care of this, issuing a press release lambasting VANOC before I even took office – check
3) AMS finances – fellow executive pressed the VP Finance for an unbudgeted $30,000 for lobbying during the provincial election; allowed website to be used during election for airing of personal views – check
4) CASA – Twittered up a storm during the annual CASA conference, enjoyed holding the organization up to a standard I know it cannot meet – in progress

“Keeping a close eye out for any future strategic relationships the AMS may develop. Must torch every bridge the AMS has crossed.

“In solidarity,

“Blake Frederick.”

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