Platform

My campaign is focused primarily on preaching the Gospel in an impactful manner. If elected, I will host interfaith dialogues, invite Christian speakers, and host apologetics courses. Change hearts and minds first. Policies will come along naturally.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. – Ezek 36:26

I’d like to reach out to chaplains like Craig O’Brien to present the gospel, and allow students to respond with questions. I’d like to create opportunities for students to participate in dialogue, myself included.

From outside of UBC, I’d like to reach out to apologetic ministries like aomin.org, aigus.org and partner to teach courses  on topics ranging from theology to textual criticism.

I’d also invite students to believe and be baptized. I’ll have the AMS partner with school chapels and host baptismal events.

Through engagement, students will have a chance to learn about the Gospel, and hopefully put their faith in Jesus Christ. Ultimately, I’d like to see a revival on Campus.

If a revival happens, the AMS won’t need to rely on policies to make UBC better. Through God’s care, students will naturally grow to become loving and considerate.

As part of my campaign, these are the other issues I am addressing that UBC face. The Gospel is central in all these issues.

Sustainability

We are stewards of God’s creation. As a result, sustainability is one of the top priorities on my list.

I eat at the University Village Food Court. I’d like to see a change in the food court usage of Styrofoam packaging to other sustainable solutions like paper box packaging. Not only does Styrofoam take a long time to decay, it is also causing litter issues around the Village area.

I’d also love to collaborate with UBC sustainability groups to see how the University’s initiatives can be improved.

Discrimination

Regardless of who was wrong, the recent #justiceforjamiel movement revealed that discriminatory thinking is still an issue in Vancouver.

This is a sin issue. A faith in Jesus Christ asks for humans to look beyond cultural backgrounds. The Gospel is the solution to this issue.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Gal 3:28

As a Taiwanese Canadian, I used to hate Japanese people because of the historical oppression Taiwan experienced. I’ve come to realize that I need to love and forgive. Christ preached the Gospel not only for me, but for the Japanese as well.

Sexual Assault

Policies help reduce sexual assault and the harmful effects they cause. Why do some people commit sexual assault? Because of the wickedness of human nature.

This issue needs to also be fully addressed through repentance in the Gospel.

With faith in Jesus Christ, people will mature to realize that all human beings are created in God’s image. Sexual assault is profaning God’s glory. Sexual assault is a grave sin. Sexual assault will be the last thing on their minds.

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. – Rom 12:9-10

By saving lives to Christ, we can prevent sexual assault.

Housing and tuition

I will work with AMS executives, UBC senate, and Board of Governors to make education affordable and housing more abundant. Beyond policy, if you believe in Jesus, He has a promise that He will take care of us.

 Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ … Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matt 6:31-33

Other issues

Issues that come up I will add to my platform. Let me know what issues you want addressed!