The UBC Board of Governors and the UBC Vancouver Senate together govern all aspects of academics, finances, and planning for the University of British Columbia Vancouver. Student representatives are elected to each.
The AMS and UBC are separate organizations, and the AMS regularly advocates for student interests to these bodies through the Vice-President, Academic and University Affairs.
UBC Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is responsible for all non-academic matters at UBC. This includes topics such as tuition policy, the university budget, and campus buildings. Large portions of Board meetings are open for anyone to attend.
The Board of Governors has 21 members. Two members are UBC-Vancouver students and one member is a UBC-Okanagan student, all three of whom are elected for one year terms. Please see BoG contact details. For more information on the Board of Governors, including meeting times and agendas, see the official UBC Board of Govenor’s website.
UBC Vancouver Senate
The UBC Vancouver Senate is responsible for all academic matters at UBC-Vancouver. This includes topics such as admissions, examination policy, academic discipline, and scholarships. The Senate also approves course curricula and new departments and confers degrees. Meetings of the Senate are open for anyone to attend.
There are 85 members of the UBC Vancouver Senate, of whom 18 are student members elected for one year terms. Please see Senate contact details. For more information on the UBC Senate, including meeting times and agendas, see the official UBC Vancouver Senate website.