UBC students will sell valuable art

But they’ll keep Whistler Lodge, for now

Results are in from the 2012 elections at the University of British Columbia’s Alma Mater Society.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the chance to reduce the Student Spaces Fund fee from $16.13 to $12.25, students voted nearly four to one in the favour of the reduction, reports The Ubyssey.

A more controversial measure, selling off three pieces of the AMS’s art collection, passed easily—72 per cent voted in favour, 14 per cent were opposed and 14 per cent skipped the question.

The most controversial measure—selling off the beloved Whistler Lodge, which provides campus groups with discount accommodation in the pricey resort town—failed to gain quorum. But results show it would have been close—50.4 per cent voted in favour and 49.5 per cent were opposed.

As always, turnout was low. It was 11.6 per cent, which is a mere 0.6 per cent increase from 2011.

Matt Parson beat Ben Cappellacci and Alyssa Koehn to with the AMS presidency.