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BoG and Senate

BoG and Senate

Let’s get this straight - UBC and the AMS are separate organizations. The UBC Board of Governors and the UBC Vancouver Senate govern all aspects of academics, finances, and planning, while we advocate for you. Whether it’s the government or the University, we’ve got your back.

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 curriculum 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.

Student Representatives

UBC Board of Governors Student Representatives, 2018 – 2019

  • Jeanie Malone
  • Jakob Gattinger

The Board of Governors student representatives also maintain a central email provided to them by the AMS. They may be contacted at jeanie.malone@ubc.ca and jakob.gattinger@ubc.ca

UBC Vancouver Senate Student Representatives, 2018 – 2019

Student members of the UBC Vancouver Senate maintain a Student Senate Caucus, where they meet regularly to discuss upcoming issues as a group. The Co-Chairs are Max Holmes and Ainsley MacDougall, the Vice-Chair is Jeanie Malone. If you would like to contact the Student Senate Caucus, or you have any feedback, feel free to email Max at vpacademic@ams.ubc.ca.