What Matters to You at UBC?

Your voice matters. Taking the AMS Academic Experience Survey (AES) can lead to noticeable change at UBC Vancouver. Over the past few years, respondents to the AES shared that an increasing percentage of them experience food security distress. As a result UBC administration and the Alma Mater Society sprung to action, developing the Food Security Initiative that has produced programs such as the UBC Meal Share program and the Digital Food Hub supporting education and awareness towards destigmatizing challenges impacting community members experiencing food insecurity.

Students also shared that commuting to the UBC Vancouver campus has been extending incrementally over the past several years, leading to longer commutes, increased distress and challenges with nighttime residences. The AMS has increased subsidies available for impacted students with transportation challenges and has advocated for the development of the Translink extension to the UBC campus, furthering your voices at the table in the consultation process.

These are just two examples of initiatives started because of the insights students have provided through the AES.

This year for the AES 2021, we have added questions centred on Indigenous support and UBC’s reconciliation efforts, COVID-19 subsidies and tuition transparency, and how online learning and online social environments have impacted your engagement in the UBC community.

We want to hear your insights, it’s clear that your voices are instrumental in developing community-led change at UBC. Your opinions are valuable and critical towards advancing further advocacy efforts across all sectors of UBC departments, institutionally, provincially, and federally.

So speak up and share your experience, take the AES As a token of our appreciation ever student who completes the survey will have a chance to win:

  • 1 of 2 $250 Visa Gift Cards
  • 1 of 10 $100 Visa Gift Cards
  • 1 of 10 $50 Visa Gift Cards

Good luck, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out at avpuniversity@ams.ubc.ca or vpacademic@ams.ubc.ca.