UBC Board of Governors and the UBC Vancouver Senate
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. 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 student awards. 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. For more information on the UBC Senate, including meeting times and agendas, see the official UBC Vancouver Senate website.
UBC Board of Governors Student Representatives, 2016 – 2017
- Ms. Veronica Knott
- Mr. Aaron Bailey
The Board of Governors student representatives also maintain a central email provided to them by the AMS. They may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBC Vancouver Senate Student Representatives, 2016 – 2017
Student members of the UBC Vancouver Senate maintain a Student Senate Caucus, where they meet regularly to discuss upcoming issues as a group. If you would like to contact the Student Senate Caucus, or you have any feedback, feel free to email email@example.com! The Co-Chairs are Nick Dawson and Lina Castro, the Vice-Chair is Samantha So. If you would like to contact a student senator on a specific committee, look below for committee assignments. If you would like to see a record of the Student Senate Caucus minutes, or to read more on any current student led initiatives within Senate, check the Student Senate Minutes & Initiatives page to the left!
Student Senate Caucus Contact List:
|Applied Science:||Mark Bancroftfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Commerce and Business Administration:||Daphne Tseemail@example.com|
|Graduate Studies:||Miranda Huron
|Land and Food Systems:||Ava Malekifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pharmaceutical Sciences:||Melina Huangemail@example.com|
|Science:||Ho Yi Kwanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Members at-large:||Nick Dawsonemail@example.com|
Student Senate Caucus Committee Assignments:
|Academic Building Needs Committee||Danika Coulbourn
|Academic Policy Committee||Mark Bancroft
|Admissions Committee||Ben Fischer
|Agenda Committee||Nick Dawson
|Appeals on Academic Standing||Mark Bancroft
|Curriculum Committee||Samantha So
|Library Committee||Mark Bancroft
|Nominating Committee||Lina Castro
|Student Appeals on Academic Discipline||Nick Dawson
Ho Yi Kwan
|Student Awards Committee||Miranda Huron
Ho Yi Kwan
|Teaching & Learning Committee||Daniel Lam
|Tributes Committee||Samantha So
|AMS Council Representatives||Daniel Lam
|Mental Health and Wellbeing Ad-Hoc Committee||Ava Maleki
|Flexible Learning Ad-Hoc Committee||Danika Coulbourn
|Council of Senates||Taneille Johnson
|Council of Senates Budget Committee||Daphne Tse
|Council of Senates Elections Committee||Miranda Huron|
|Council Of Senates Committee 4||Jason Speidel|