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AMS Announces Resignation of Vice-President Academic and University Affairs, Daniel Lam

The Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver (AMS) is sad to announce that Daniel Lam has tendered his resignation as Vice-President Academic and University Affairs (AUA). His resignation will take effect as of July 28, 2017. Daniel has been an essential part of this year’s executive team. In the short time that Daniel was an […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, May 3, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of May 3, 2017: A New Council!  The newly elected (and much smaller) AMS Council held its first meeting and heard presentations about the new Committee structure and the online system for filling the Committees. Remote attender: The new rules on remote attendance by Councillors in […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, April 26, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of April 26, 2017: BoG and Senate reps: Council filled the two non-voting seats for student Senators and the two for student Board of Governors reps.  Sarah Park and Jaymi Booth are the Senate reps.  Kevin Doering and Jeanie Malone are the BoG reps. BDS:  The […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, March 29, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 29, 2017: Good-bye to the Speaker:  Abdul Alnaar announced that he will be stepping down as Council Speaker at the end of May. Good-bye to ABBA:  Council amended Code to transform the Advisory Board for Business and Administration (oh, that ABBA) into an Advisory […]

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Vancouver Virology Centre Society – Media Volunteer

– Job Title: Media Volunteer – Varies (approx 2-10 hours/week) – Job Locations: Vancouver (usually at Vancouver Virology Centre [302-1160 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2E8] and surrounding areas) – Description: We, at the Vancouver Virology Centre Society, are planning an ongoing outreach project targeting the marginalised population within our community. Our plan is […]

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Health Outreach Volunteer/Health Centre Volunteer

Job Title: Health Outreach Volunteer/Health Centre Volunteer – Varies (approx 2-10 hours/week) – Job Locations: Vancouver (usually at Vancouver Virology Centre [302-1160 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2E8] and surrounding areas) – Description: We, at the Vancouver Virology Centre Society, are planning an ongoing outreach health fairs targeting the marginalised population within our community. […]

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Music Heals – Scotiabank Charity Challenge Community Ambassadors

Job title: Scotiabank Charity Challenge Community Ambassadors Expected hours per week (relative): 5 maximum (one day event). Job location (on or off campus): This position is off campus, but there may be opportunities to work together and engage more of the UBC Community. Detailed job description: CS Ambassadors will join us to support our efforts […]

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Music Heals – Outreach Ambassadors

Job title: Outreach Ambassadors Expected hours per week (relative): 5 to 10, depending on the position and commitment.   Job location (on or off campus): This position is off campus, but there may be opportunities to work together and engage more of the UBC Community.   Detailed job description: Outreach Ambassadors are responsible for conducting […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, March 15, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 15, 2017:  Election Results! The Elections Administrator, Max Holmes, announced the AMS election results, making them official.  The winners were: Alan Ehrenholz (aka the Engineers’ Cairn), President Daniel Lam, VP Academic Alim Lakhiyalov, VP Finance Pooja Bhatti, VP Administration Sally Lin, VP External Referendum […]

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Housing and Jobs Are Key Election Issues for BC’s Post-Secondary Students

Housing and Jobs Are Key Election Issues for BC’s Post-Secondary Students No party has a decisive advantage when it comes to representing the “views and interests” of post-secondary students. Vancouver, BC – Post-secondary students in British Columbia are primarily concerned with two issues as the provincial election looms, a new Insights West poll conducted on […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, March 1, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of March 1, 2017: Health and Dental Plan: Sophia Haque and Bahareh Jokar made the annual report to Council on the health and dental plan, noting that the plan now includes a pharmacy network offering extra savings to students.  They also mentioned a new legal services […]

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AMS Statement on the 2017/2018 Provincial Budget

Today, with the release of the 2017/2018 Provincial Budget, the BC Government announced that, effective August 2017, the BC student loan interest rate will be reduced to the prime interest rate from prime plus 2.5%. The UBC Alma Mater Society, along with other student associations across the province, has long advocated for this interest rate […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, February 15, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of February 15, 2017: BDS Referendum: Council heard statements from students at large both for and against the prospective referendum to boycott Israeli companies. Website update: Communications Manager Kris Anderson told Council about plans to redevelop the AMS website. The new site would include a responsive […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, February 8, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of February 8, 2017: BDS Referendum: Council heard a statement from a student at large saying the prospective referendum to boycott Israeli companies violates AMS Code and Bylaws. New Recreation Fee: Council heard a statement from a student at large in support of a new $25 […]

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Apply for the AMS Impact Grant

Your student society thinks the best way to make UBC a better place is to first understand the forces that shape it. The AMS Impact Grant is an initiative providing funding to UBC students interested in conducting scholarly research to build knowledge and understanding of post-secondary matters affecting UBC Vancouver’s community. The ultimate goal of […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, January 25th, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of January 25, 2017: BDS Referendum: Council heard a statement from a student at large saying the prospective referendum to boycott Israeli companies violates AMS Code and Bylaws.  The AMS Ombudsperson, Matt Perzow, presented a report on the issue, saying the proposed question lacks clarity and […]

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Volunteer Youth Program Driver – Red Fox Society

Expected hours per week (relative): 5+ hrs/week Job location (on or off campus): off campus – Vancouver, North Vancouver or Surrey Detailed job description: (As per attachment) We are looking for reliable volunteer drivers to transport youth and recreation equipment to our programs at elementary schools across Vancouver, North Vancouver and Surrey, between 1pm – […]

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Referendum Volunteer – AMS

Job title: Referendum Volunteer Expected Hours per week: 2-3 Job Location: on campus, centered out of the Nest Job description (up for rewording but general idea): Looking for engaging, easy-to-speak-to students who want to help run a successful referendum this election season. It would be a 2-3 hour a week position, involving putting advertisements around […]

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Administrative – Winright Law

Job title: Receptionist / Administrative / Legal assistant duties / Accounting Expected hours per week (relative): We are flexible with hours, but preferably something more stable and consistent Job location (on or off campus): The volunteers will be working at our office on West Broadway Detailed job description: Mostly administrative duties, filing, simple accounting duties, […]

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AMS GSS Statement In Response To Recent Events Targeting Muslims

To all UBC students, Recent unsettling events in the news affect all members of the UBC community, this is a time for us as students to stand together. As UBC students we are, and will always be, devoted to defending the rights and freedoms of our fellow students. The AMS and GSS condemn the recent […]

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Wild About Vancouver – Coordinator Assistant Volunteer

Coordinator Assistant for Wild About Vancouver Festival (Volunteer) –          2-10 h/week (estimate, somewhat flexible) until April 2017, potential for further involvement after April –          Job location (on or off campus) off, must have your own workspace, internet connection, and computer, most work is done remotely, meaning by phone and email –          Detailed job description: drafting […]

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Wild About Vancouver – Steering Committee Volunteer

Steering Committee Members for Wild About Vancouver Festival (Volunteer) – 10-20 h/month (estimate, somewhat flexible) until May 2017, potential for further involvement after April – Job location (on or off campus) off, must have your own workspace, internet connection, and computer, most work is done remotely, meaning by phone and email – Detailed job description: […]

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Wild About Vancouver – Promotions Assistant Volunteer

Promotions Assistant for Wild About Vancouver Festival (Volunteer) –          2-10 h/week (estimate, somewhat flexible) until April 2017 –          Job location (on or off campus) off, must have your own workspace, internet connection, and computer, most work is done remotely, meaning by phone and email –          Detailed job description: online promotions of festival and events, poster […]

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Wild About Vancouver – Fundraising Assistant Volunteer

Fundraising Assistant for Wild About Vancouver Festival (Volunteer) – 2-10 h/week (estimate, somewhat flexible), ongoing, minimum until April 2017, further involvement beyond April may be less hours per week – Job location (on or off campus) off, must have your own workspace, internet connection, and computer, most work is done remotely, meaning by phone and […]

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Wild About Vancouver – Volunteer

Seeking Wild About Vancouver Volunteers!  Wild About Vancouver (WAV) Outdoor Education Festival is a free public outdoor education festival offering practical ways to get children, young people, and adults outdoors more regularly. WAV is open to the public and its events are free! This year’s festival is in April. WAV is organized by a collective […]

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BCRPA – Conference/Event Volunteer

The BCRPA is a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in our province. The Association and its extensive network of members, in the parks, recreation, physical activity sector support the development of healthy individuals and communities and sustainable environments and economies. POSITION DETAILS: The BC Recreation and Parks Association is looking […]

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West 1 Community Schools Team – Youth Engagement, Food & Nutrition

The West 1 Community Schools Team is seeking several energetic and organized individuals to be responsible for delivering after-school food and nutrition/ cooking programs for school-aged children at a number of elementary schools for the winter (February-April) term. As part of the Community Schools Team (CST), the Youth Engagement Volunteer(s) will organize, mentor, and collaborate […]

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West 1 Community Schools Team – Youth Engagement

The West 1 Community Schools Team is seeking several energetic and organized individuals to be responsible for delivering after-school programs for school-aged children at a number of elementary schools for the winter and spring term (February-June). As part of the Community Schools Team (CST), the Youth Engagement Volunteer(s) will organize, mentor, and collaborate with high […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, January 11th, 2017

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of January 11, 2017: Governance Review: Council heard a report on the ongoing governance review.  The Governance Review Implementation Committee would like to go to referendum to reduce the size of Council.  There are also plans to widen the scope of the Advisory Board for Business […]

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YWCA Youth Education Programs – Volunteer

Our Youth Education Programs in Vancouver and Surrey work to build self-esteem and confidence in Grade 7 girls and boys, supporting them to develop essential life skills and the necessary tools to successfully transition to high school. Boys’ and girls’ programs run side-by-side and are delivered once a week over nine weeks in select schools. […]

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