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AMSSA Annual General Meeting

September 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This year, AMSSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in a hybrid format, with the in-person portion taking place at UBC Robson Square.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT
Registration open at 2:30 PM
Human Rights panel starts at 4:45 PM
Location: Online and in-person at UBC Robson Square
(800 Robson Street, Vancouver B.C. V6Z 2C5)
Zoom Link

Highlights will include:

  • Presentation of the 2022 AMSSA Diversity Awards including the Riasat Ali Khan Diversity Award, Service Recognition Staff Award, and Service Recognition Volunteer Award.
  • Panel Discussion – Human Rights: Pre-Pandemic and Now
  • This interactive armchair discussion will centre on key human rights issues in B.C. pre-pandemic, and the impact of the last two and half years while living with COVID-19. Panelists will identify and converse about the numerous political, environmental, and social changes that have occurred over this time.

Please RSVP by September 16, 2022 by clicking here

We ask that voting members participating online log on to the AGM at 2:30 PM.

An agenda and background documents will be sent to registrants closer to the date of the AGM. We look forward to seeing you soon!


September 23, 2022
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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