Do you find yourself suddenly interested in the AMS? What good timing, because the AMS Elections Administrator has an announcement to make…
AMS Elections Nominations Now Open!
Are you interested in playing an integral role in the administration of UBC’s highest-governing student body? The AMS is currently accepting nominations for various positions on Council. The nomination period is from November 30th, 2009, until January 8th, 2009 at 3pm.
The AMS represents over 47,000 UBC students as well as students at affiliated colleges. It operates student services, student owned businesses, resource groups, and clubs. In addition to offering services to students, the AMS is an advocate of students’ issues and ensures the needs of students are presented to the University administration and the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
President – Coordinates the executive team, guides the direction of the AMS according to the will of AMS Council, which represents the student body.
VP Academic & University Affairs – Liaises and builds partnerships with the University on various projects and initiatives, lobbies the University for students’ priorities.
VP Administration – Oversees the operation of the existing Student Union Building (SUB), as well as the development of a new SUB.
VP External – Advocate and lobbyist for student concerns and issues to external governing bodies (such as tuition fee levels, the U-Pass and Translink, and student financial assistant)
VP Finance – Oversees the operation of AMS businesses (including SUB businesses, conferences, and catering) and spearheads the AMS’ annual budget.
Compensation for all executive positions is $25,000, based on a 40 hour work week.
International Student Seat
Non-voting member of Council that advocates for the interests of international students exclusively.
Student Legal Fund Society – Board of Directors
Supports litigation, advocacy, and lobbying for improved education and access to education at UBC, and other matters of law that set broad precedent and are of concern to UBC students. 6 members-at-large are elected onto the Board of Directors.
More Info – http://studentlegal.org/
Board of Governors
The Board is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the University. Two student representatives on the Board are elected by students. It is the responsibility of the Board to monitor the fiscal vitality of the University, and to determine that all possible areas of revenue enhancement are pursued.
More Info – http://www.bog.ubc.ca/about.html
Senate – UBC-Vancouver
The Senate is the campus’ highest governing body on academic matters (including degrees, courses, and faculties.) It is responsible for the conferring of degrees, the guidelines of co-operative programs in faculties, student recruitment, and much more. Five student members-at-large are elected by students.
More Info – http://www.senate.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm
Nomination forms for all positions are to be picked up at the AMS Administrative Office, SUB 238A. They are also available for download on the elections web site (http://www2.ams.ubc.ca/index.php/student_government/subplate/category/ams_elections/). Completed forms must be returned in person to SUB 238A, except in the case of Board of Governors and Senate nomination forms, which should be dropped off at the Student Information Services desks in the main concourse of Brock Hall.
Ubyssey Publications Society Board of Directors
In addition, nominations are also now open for the Ubyssey Board of Directors. More info – http://ubyssey.ca/?p=14703