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Take Back Your Tuition

The Student Experience of Instruction (SEOI) is a survey sent to all students near the end of their course. Responses have been at an all-time low (especially after a year of online classes) and the University administration wants to amp up engagement.

Generally, students don’t understand the full impact/significance of their participation. SEOI is used to inform tenure track decisions, continuation, and other important employment purposes on top of helping instructors improve the course. SEOI is an opportunity to provide constructive feedback, as well as an opportunity to praise/celebrate the strengths of a professor.

Students can help improve the courses they take for future students. The AMS is hosting the Take Back Your Tuition giveaway: five lucky students who show proof of submission for SEOI (one entry per class survey) will have the chance to win the value of their course reimbursed (up to $1000):

  1. Go to Canvas
  2. Fill out your Student Experience of Instruction (SEOI) surveys
  3. Take screenshots once you’ve submitted each survey
  4. Email your screenshots to seoi@ams.ubc.ca along with your name, student number, course codes, and sections eg. ECON101-002
  5. Done! Five (5) lucky students will have the cost of one (1) course reimbursed up to $1,000
  • Multiple entries are encouraged! Fill out the SEOI survey for every course you’re taking for more chances to win
  • Deadline to email your screenshots is Tuesday December 7th at 11:59PM
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Wednesday December 8th
  • Questions? Email Justin Kim, Campaigns & Outreach Commissioner, at cocom@ams.ubc.ca

Textbook Broke

Sign Our Open Letter to UBC: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eMcscEKBd2bAGgZ

The 2019-2020 Textbook Broke Campaign is gathering student signatures on an open letter discussing the merits of Open Educational Resources for everyone on this campus. The letter will be sent to faculty associations, staff, department heads and more to demonstrate student support for OERs. It will encourage faculty members to adopt OERs, and show UBC administrators that increased infrastructure must be established to support these endeavours. Our education should be equitable — sign the letter and advocate for affordable course materials.

Sign Our Open Letter to UBC: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eMcscEKBd2bAGgZ

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After-Dark Safety

TransLink Nightbus

Getting home from Downtown Vancouver after dark is now easier and safer with Translink’s NightBus District. The N17 connects the downtown core with UBC in the early hours of the morning, every day of the week, on the following schedule.


AMS Safewalk

Safewalk is an AMS service that will accompany UBC students, staff and visitors across campus after dusk. So if you feel unsafe getting from point A to point B and no other form of transportation is available, get in touch with Safewalk (open daily 8pm-2am).


Other Safety Contacts

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1

In case of a non-emergency:

  • Call UBC Security at 604-822-2222 (they can accompany you across campus after 2am)
  • Call RCMP on campus or University Endowment Lands at 604-224-1322
  • Call Transit police at 604-515-8300 or text 77.77
  • Call Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-3321