The AMS Archives holds nearly all historical records dating back to the AMS' formal constitution in 1915. The records document everything from Student Council minutes taken in 1920, to some more incriminating material, such as photographic evidence of UBC students creating havoc on campus. Most of our archives are now electronic and can be easily shared on request. Or, you can pick up a copy of The Hundred-Year Trek, which gives a lively look into life at UBC over the last century; written by our very own archivist, Sheldon Goldfarb. To see a list of AMS records from before 1995, check the AMS Fonds index. For AMS records from the twenty-five years since then, you can look through the Master Index to the Central Files.
AMS History Timeline
Councillor of the year Award
Begun by the Executive in 2005-06 in an attempt to restore relations between the Executive and the rest of Council after a difficult year in 2004-05, the Councillor of the Year was chosen by the Executive from 2006 through 2020. In 2021 the process was thrown open to all of Council, who got to vote for a Councillor of the Year and several other awards.
Great Trekker Award
The Great Trekker award was initiated in 1950. This award is presented by the AMS to a graduate of UBC who has:
- achieved eminence in his or her chosen field of activity;
- made a worthy and special contribution to the community; and
- evidenced an especially keen and continued interest in his/her Alma Mater and rendered particular service to the undergraduate and graduate students.
The award is also said to commemorate the spirit of the Great Trek of 1922, the march by UBC students that helped convince the government to provide the funding needed to build the current campus in Point Grey.
Just Dessert awards
Brought to you by the AMS and the Alumni Association, Just Desserts is an annual awards ceremony to recognize students, faculty, and staff who have shown exceptional service to the students of each constituency.
- faculty, staff (including teaching assistants) and/or students who have gone above and beyond in their service to the constituency may be chosen as recipients;
- one recipient per AMS Council seat of a constituency;
- if a constituency holds more than one Council seat, at least one recipient must be faculty;
- recipient choices must be approved by the Council of the Constituency. Minutes of the meeting must be presented upon request.