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YWCA Youth Advisory Committee Member

Are you a youth ready to make a difference in the communities of Metro Vancouver? If you’re a social changemaker, or aspire to become one, we are looking for you! The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a guiding body of 8-12 youth aged 15-21 who are knowledgeable about media, its uses by youth, and its […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, November 23, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 23, 2016: What is the Board of Governors? Veronica Knott, one of the two student members on the University’s Board, conducted a little quiz and information session for Council. Incubator/Entrepreneurship Hub: Jay Singh of the proposed new Incubator service (now to be called the […]

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AMS Statement On UBC Endowment’s Spend-Rate Increase

Today, the UBC Board of Governors announced an increase in the endowment’s target spend-rate from 3.5% to 4%. The AMS is very pleased to hear that UBC’s endowment will be able to generate additional resources to support students, faculty, and staff. As the recently approved motion currently reads, this increase in spend rate has the […]

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Zero Waste Squad

Get involved today and help UBC become a zero waste campus!   The Zero Waste Squad is calling for student volunteers who are passionate about sustainability and student engagement.   By volunteering with us, you will educate the campus community about recycling and composting, help UBC reach its sustainability goals, network with student groups and professionals, get […]

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AMS Statement on UBC Lifeline Demonstration Outside The AMS Student Nest

Given the current demonstrations taking place at University Commons (between The Nest and the Alumni Center) the AMS would like to remind our community that The AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre and UBC Counselling Services are available to anyone on campus who feels affected by the violent use of graphic images.    The use of graphic images to advocate any stance can […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, November 9, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of November 9, 2016: Executive Goals: Members of the Executive presented updates on their goals, including such things as communications, renovations to the Old SUB, campaigns on affordability and housing, financial restructuring, and lobbying on such matters as the University’s sexual assault policy. Strategic Plan: AMS […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, October 26, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 26, 2016: Movember: Council heard a presentation about the annual moustache-growing campaign in support of men’s health. Budget Committee: Council named Nika Moeni as the new chair of the Budget Committee.  VP Finance Louis Retief said the committee will be working on changes to […]

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Flu Campaign – Volunteer

Job title: Flu Campaign Volunteer Mascot – UBC Influenza Immunization Program Expected hours per week (relative): 1-hour minimum Job location (on or off campus): On campus Detailed job description: The event UBC is offering flu clinics at many locations around campus for all students, faculty and staff to get their flu shot. More details at […]

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CiTR Access Collective Volunteer Opportunity

Are you passionate about accessibility or want to learn more about it?The Access Collective is looking for more people to join our team! We are group of people that produce a radio show for CiTR 101.9 FM. Our program All Access Pass aims to explore issues of inclusion, equity, and accessibility for people with diverse […]

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Vice – Volunteers

Looking to gain skills and volunteer experience while giving back to the UBC community? AMS Vice is currently accepting applications to join our team! Vice is the latest addition to the AMS family of services available at UBC.  This service aims to help students find their balance with alcohol, drugs, and technology by equipping students […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, October 12, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of October 12, 2016: Classroom Announcements: Council heard a presentation for the plan to begin regular classroom announcements, perhaps with video accompaniment, to inform the student body about what the AMS is and what it is doing. Accessible Shuttle: Hussam Zbeeb, the Student Services Manager, told […]

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Classroom Announcer

Expected hours per week: at least one announcement (~10 minutes) per week Job location: Campus classrooms (primarily 1st and 2nd year classes) Detailed job description: Your AMS is beginning to implement a classroom announcement program! We are in need of announcers to spread the word about the exciting things your AMS is doing for students. […]

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Zero Waste Ambassador

Expected hours per week (relative) – October 15th and 16th: Saturday and Sunday- 9:30-12:30, 11:30-2:30, 2-5pm Number of Positions: 5 people per shift (35 total) Job location (on or off campus)- On Campus Zero waste Ambassadors will help ensure that Apple Festival is a Zero Waste event.  We are looking for volunteers who are passionate or eager to learn about sustainability […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, September 28, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of September 28, 2016: Restructuring: AMS President Ava Nasiri updated Council on Phase 2 of the AMS staff restructuring which is meant to bridge the divide between the business side and the student government side of the AMS.  Changes include the elimination of the position of […]

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The 107th Annual AMS Annual General Meeting

          As a UBC student, you are a member of the AMS, which means you can vote at the AMS Annual General Meeting! Date: Monday, October 31st, 2016 Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM Location: The Great Hall in the AMS Student Nest Stop by the AMS Annual General Meeting for free pizza, […]

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The Good Soup – Servers

Expecting hours per week: 4 hours per month at least one shift a month Job Location: Off campus locations throughout East Vancouver Detailed Job Description: FRIDAY NIGHT YOUTH DINNER PROGRAM-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.We are inviting volunteers to sign up to help serve soup from the truck. This shift is Fridays and you would help from 6:00pm-7:30pm. You […]

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Changing the Conversation on Sexual Violence: A Free 2-Day Conference

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR), the Alma Mater Society’s Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC, and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) will be hosting a two-day conference on September 30 – October 1, 2016, in Vancouver. When: Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 8:00 AM […]

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Town Hall: Local Point Grey MLA David Eby Visits The Nest

Local Point Grey MLA and Opposition spokesperson for housing, David Eby, will be visiting the Nest on Monday, September 26 at noon, to answer questions from students about housing in Vancouver. Facebook Event Come ready with your questions!

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, September 14, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of September 14, 2016: No more unicorns: As part of its general revamping of the AMS committee system, Council abolished the University & External Relations Committee (aka Unecorn). It also did away with the Oversight Committee and the system of performance accountability incentives (PAI) for the […]

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Changemaker – Organization and Logistics Volunteer

Expected hour per week: Minimum 2 hours Job location: On Campus Expected qualifications: – Versatile problem solver who can adapt quickly to dynamic situations – Effective communicator who can work well in team setting – Can both take and give direction to others – Previous experience in similar organizational roles is an asset Number of […]

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Changemaker – Workshop Coordinator

Expected hours per week: Minimum 2 hours Job location: On Campus Expected qualifications: – Enthusiastic and outgoing individual – Strong interpersonal skills for communication on an individual and group basis – Previous experience in running workshops or with public speaking is an asset Number of openings per position: 35+ Application deadline: October 20, 2016 Send […]

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Changemaker – IT Support

Expected hours per week: Minimum 2 hours Job location: On Campus Expected Qualifications: – Must be familiar with Microsoft Office – Must be familiar with audio and visual set up – A quick and logical thinker with strong problem solving skills will excel at this role – Strong communication skills are required Number of openings […]

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Changemaker – Showcase Logistical Volunteer

Expected hours per week: Minimum 1 hour Job location: On Campus Expected qualifications: – Well-rounded, spirited and unafraid to take on new responsibilities – Enthusiastic in taking on different tasks – Communicative and supportive in team setting – Comfortable lifting, and moving around tables and chairs (approx. 30-50 lbs) Number of openings per position: 20 […]

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Changemaker – Speaker Relations Volunteer

Expected hours per week: Minimum 2 hour shift Job location: On Campus Expected Qualifications: – Strong communication and interpersonal skills – Outgoing, attentive to the accessibility needs of others, self motivated – Past experience with roles involving face-to-face communication Number of openings per position: 15 Application Deadline: October 20, 2016 Send Resume to volunteersubchange@gmail.com

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Changemaker – Registration/Chaperoning

Expected hours per week: Minimum 2 hour shift Job location: On Campus Expected qualifications: – Approachable – Understanding of accessibility and its importance in the changemaker showcase. Ability to provide information and assistance related to access, registration for those unable to pay, locations of gender-accessible washrooms, mobility, etc. Number of openings per position: 8 Application […]

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Distributing Poppies – Volunteer

Hours per week: November 3 and 4 from 10am to 3pm, between classes or as you are available during these hours Job location: Student Union Building; in front of travel agent. Job description: Carry a tray of poppies on campus, offering a poppy to anyone wanting to wear a poppy (for a donation). Donation not […]

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Literacy Mentor with Inner-city kids

Expected hours per week (relative): 2-2.5 hours a week Job location (on or off campus): Off campus Detailed job description: Get excited about going back to school! Do you love reading and writing and want to pass on your passion to at-risk kids? The Writer’s Exchange (www.vancouverwe.com) offers free literacy programs to over 800 kids […]

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External Affairs Outreach Ambassadors

  Job title: External Affairs Outreach Ambassadors Expected hours per week (relative): between 5 and 8 (variable) Job location (on or off campus): On campus Detailed job description:  Doing outreach programming on issues of affordability, housing rights, and voter registration for the AMS External Affairs Office.  Volunteers will be asked to do both direct engagement […]

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UBC holding 14th annual FarmAde

September 6th, 2016 VANCOUVER, BC – On Friday, September 9 the AMS will be holding the fourteenth annual FarmAde at the UBC Farm starting at 3:00 p.m. FarmAde is a celebration of the UBC Farm Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. FarmAde is a free and accessible event that generates awareness of the UBC Farm. FarmAde […]

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Council Summaries Council Meeting Summary, August 24, 2016

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 24, 2016: First Week: Council discussed how to plan collaboration between the AMS and the Constituencies for First Week and Homecoming weekend. Affordability, Sexual Assault, Student Aid: Council was given a heads-up about upcoming AMS campaigns on affordability and sexual assault policy, and was […]

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