External Policies

External Policies

The following table provides a complete list of the AMS’s current External Policies. It includes the number of the policy, its title and a brief summary, the vice-president responsible for implementation and follow-up and its expiry date.

If you wish to read the full policy, please consult the AMS External Policy Manual.

No.
Policy: Title and Summary
VP
Expires
N/A Ensuring Building Access in Future Renovations
Directs the AMS to accommodate the diverse needs of the student population in any future renovations and encourages UBC to follow suit.

N/A

N/A

2011-01

UBC and NCAA Division II
Endorses the AMS NCAA Position Paper and submits it to the NCAA consultation committee. Rescinds AMS’s NCAA Policy of October 8, 2008.

Academic

2014-04-06

2011-03

UBC Policy 69, “Student Safety Abroad”
Encourages UBC Go Global, appropriate members of the Senate of UBC Vancouver and any other involved campus units to review and revise UBC Policy 69, “Student Safety Abroad,” with significant student consultation.

External

2014-06-22

2011-04

Improving Student Loan Program
Mandates the AMS to advocate a variety of improvements to the current student loan system to make it more affordable and improve support to students.

External

2014-07-20

2011-05

Governance review for the UBC/Point Grey lands
Requests that the Province initiate a governance review of the UBC/Point Grey lands and asks that the AMS be formally represented on the body overseeing this governance review.

External

2014-08-10

2011-06

Interfaculty minor program in environmental sustainability
Supports the creation of an interfaculty minor program in environmental sustainability at UBC Vancouver and directs the AMS executive to work with the University Sustainability Initiative and other appropriate bodies to this end.

Academic

2014-08-31

2011-07

Tuition Fee Increase
Opposes annual increases of UBC tuition over 2%, supports tuition reductions if they are compensated by non-student funding sources and maintain academic quality and requests that UBC’s Board of Governors consider and respect the financial burden fee increases represent for students.

External

2014-08-31

2011-08

Where is The Funding (WTF)
Directs the AMS executive to work on the “Where is The Funding” (WTF) Campaign with other B.C. student unions to addresses the province’s funding of postsecondary institutions.

External

2014-08-31

2011-09

Alternative Options for the New Aquatic Centre
Urges UBC to consider more seriously alternative technically feasible siting options for the new Aquatic Centre, given the value of MacInnes Field and the fact that the housing development in this area is currently defined as “under review.”

Academic

2014-09-14

2012-01

Advanced Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2011 (Bill 18)
Opposes the Advanced Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2011 (Bill 18) and requests that the government modify the proposed Act to prevent university board of governors from removing student, staff or faculty members or exclude staff and faculty from membership. Asks that all board members be subject to the same improper conduct or conflict of interest rules in the Act.

External

2015-03-21

2012-02

TransLink’s 2012 Supplemental Plan, “Moving Forward”
Directs the office of the vice-president external to issue a public statement in support of “Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s Transportation Network,” TransLink’s 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook (Transportation and Financial Supplemental Plan for 2012 to 2014 and Outlook for 2015 to 2021).

External

2015-03-21

2012-03

Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia
Endorses the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia (CCCABC) and directs the executive to communicate with the CCCABC to present the specific challenges facing students at UBC Vancouver and in other post-secondary institutions.

External

2015-04-04

2012-04

Funding for UBC Public Transportation Initiatives
Requests that UBC: fund public transportation initiatives by reserving $3 per month per student or the equivalent of the former UPASS subsidy, provide formal representation to the AMS in the fund allocation process and regularly report on the initiatives supported by these funds.

External

2015-05-02

2012-05

Quebec Special Law
Opposes “An Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend” (Laws of Quebec, 2012, chapter 12 – formerly “Bill 78”) and asks the government of Quebec to respect the financial, legal and intellectual autonomy of democratically elected student unions and federations.

External

2015-05-23

2012-06

License Agreement with Access Copyright
Congratulates UBC for its decision not to sign model copyright licensing agreement with Access Copyright (as indicated in a broadcast email on May 15, 2012), but asks the university to provide better support and pedagogical tools to students and faculty regarding copyright law.

Academic

2015-06-20

2012-07

Rapid Transit Campaign
Supports sustainable, efficient rapid transit in Metro Vancouver and defends the need to develop a rapid transit line along the Broadway corridor, from Commercial Drive to UBC.

External

2015-06-20

2012-08

Changes to Regulations Governing International Study Permits in Canada
Authorizes the executive to make a submission to the request for comments “on a proposal to introduce new requirements and conditions for foreign nationals who seek to study in Canada,” as published in the Canada Gazette on June 30, 2012, with a view to mitigate the negative impacts on student privacy and service delivery levels.

External

2015-08-01

2012-09

Student Aid and Accessibility (omnibused policy)
Student aid and accessibility (omnibus), requesting: Funding PhD students beyond fourth years; realistic cost of living adjustments; instituting a provincial system of needs based up front student grants; reducing student loan interest rates; increasing provincial core funding for post-secondary institutions and tying it to Statistic Canada’s Higher Education Price Index for British Columbia.

External

2015-08-01

2012-10

Endorsement of a new provincially-funded child care program in British Columbia
Endorses the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of British Columbia’s “Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning.”

External

2015-08-01

2012-11

Get OnBoard BC
Endorses the Get On Board BC public transit coalition, affirms that the AMS will participate actively in helping to achieve the campaign’s mission and authorizes the AMS’s University and Government Relations Adviser to continue serving on the campaign’s Board as Secretary.

External

2015-11-28

2012-12

Tuition for the Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) Program
Opposes the tuition rates proposed by UBC for the BIE program and asks the university’s board of governors to reconsider the amount that might be charged.

Academic

2015-11-28

2013-01

Graduate Students and Research Funding
Accepts “Graduate Students and Research Funding: A Position Paper” and supports the Graduate Student Society’s efforts to advocate at the federal, provincial and university levels to improve the academic, research and professional training and opportunities provided to graduate students.

External

2016-02-03

2013-02

Centralized Examination Database
Supports the development of a centralized examination database at UBC Vancouver and commits the AMS to leading the development and implementation of this initiative.

Academic

2016-03-06

2013-03

Lighter Footprint Strategy
Supports the program outlined in “Transforming Sustainability Education at UBC” and directs the AMS’s Vice-President Academic and University Affairs to insure student input in the creation and implementation of this program.

Academic

2016-04-03

2013-04

2013 Provincial General Elections in British Columbia
Reaffirms the three principles defended by the AMS during 2013 B.C. general election: accessibility and affordability of postsecondary education, transit and child care.

External

2016-04-03

2013-05

New first year international students program
Supports diversifying the student body and providing new investments to improving the delivery of first year curricula, including to international students.

Academic

2016-04-24

2013-06

UBC’s New Financial Aid Program
Supports UBC’s proposed new student financial aid program and calls on the university administration to consult students about the project.

Academic

2016-04-24

2013-07

International student tuition differential for Masters of Management programs
Opposes the proposed international student tuition differential for the Masters of Management programs and recommends that the Board of Governors adopt resolutions providing a tuition guarantee for multi-year graduate program and requiring that international graduate student tuition be cost recovery only.

Academic

2016-05-15

2013-08

UBC Population Count and Students
Reaffirms the AMS’s submission to Campus and Community Planning during the public consultation on the updated regional context statement and strongly believes that UBC should include student residents in the population count, especially those who live in year-round student housing.

Academic

2016-06-12

2013-09

Funding for Public Transit in Metro VancouverEncourages TransLink and governments to provide predictable, sustainable and equitable funding for Metro Vancouver’s public transit system for the next three decades and directs the Office of the Vice-President External Affairs to conduct research and outreach activities to facilitate this outcome.

External

2016-07-03

2013-10

Long-term public transit solutions for the Broadway-UBC Corridor
Supports the City of Vancouver’s recommendation of a below-grade rail line from Commercial Drive to UBC and other solutions under certain conditions, while also affirming that any solution must have minimal impact on businesses and communities along the corridor.

External

2016-07-03

2013-11

Short-term public transit solutions for the Broadway-UBC Corridor
Encourages TransLink, the city of Vancouver and UBC to work collaboratively to find temporary, short-term solutions for bus service on the Broadway corridor that will greatly improve capacity and reduce travel time, while also minimizing negative impacts on residents and businesses in the area.

External

2016-07-03

2013-12

Reconciliation and aboriginal peoples
Supports organizations focusing on reconciliation with aboriginal peoples to learn and document the truth about what happened in the Indian Residential Schools, inform all Canadians about these facts and explain the lasting impact of these institutions on Canada’s aboriginal populations.

External

2016-09-04

2013-13

Student association caucus of the u-pass advisory committee
Asks the AMS executive to ensure that the U-PASS advisory committee’s student association caucus develops and its members formally adopt terms of reference to provide the framework necessary to ensure that students’ concerns are well-represented in upcoming contract negotiations with TransLink.

External

2016-09-25