Fellow candidate, Allan Craigie, has been formally endorsed by the University Faculty and Staff Tenants Association in this year's UNA election. I share UFASTA's enthusiasm for Allan's candidature and encourage my fellow neighbours and supporters to also cast a vote for Allan.
Our UNA board needs a set of directors who place residents' interests first and foremost. With three university appointed directors (2 by the UBC President's Office, 1 by the AMS) on our board it is critical that we have independent resident directors who have the experience and the energy to do the job of democratic representation.
Democracy will work best when diversity of perspective is valued and encouraged. Voting for Allan will go a long way toward ensuring that the UNA becomes more effective and more democratic.