For Immediate Release: August 13, 2012
UBC, Vancouver, BC – The UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) is excited to host the 2012 Student Union Development Summit from 16 – 19 August. Over these four days, student society executives from across Canada will meet to exchange ideas and best practices for running student societies and for bettering the student experience.
The Student Union Development Summit was a long standing staple of the student society executive experience during the 1990s and early 2000s. This year’s program features breakout sessions on student engagement and events, governance, student-run businesses, university relations, advocacy strategies, student mental health, fiscal planning, running student services, and incorporating sustainability into student society operations.
“By sharing ideas and learning from the successes of other societies, we can all improve the services we provide to our members,” said Matt Parson, AMS President. “SUDS provides a much needed forum for us to have these conversations.”
ABOUT THE AMS
As Canada’s largest student society, The Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver (AMS) represents nearly 50,000 UBC students as well as students at affiliated colleges.
The mission of the AMS is “to improve the quality of the educational, social, and personal lives of the students of UBC.” The AMS operates student services, student-owned businesses, resource groups, and clubs.