Established in 1999, the AMS Advocacy Office provides confidential support to undergraduate and graduate students at UBC Vancouver who are in a dispute, bureaucratic challenge, or appeal process with the University or their landlord. We are a fully pro-student service and always on your side.
How We Can Help
We offer a space to discuss the situation, information about relevant policies, discussion of potential strategy, feedback on written submissions, accompaniment to hearings, and referrals to campus resources. Please note we do not provide legal advice.
In general, we can assist with any issue that involves the University or your landlord. For immediate information, please see our Academic Issues or Housing Issues page.
Academic Misconduct: engaging or attempting to engage in cheating, plagiarism, and falsifying information. We also assist students referred to the Integrity Plan process or President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline.
Academic Standing: formal regrade requests, academic advising decisions, and disputes regarding promotion and continuation requirements. We also assist students who are appealing a decision to the UBC Senate Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing.
UBC Student Housing: sublet disputes, residence standards penalties, and violations of the Residence Contract.
Off-Campus Tenancy: disputes with a landlord, eviction notices, security deposits, and lease conditions in violation of the Residential Tenancy Act.
Accessibility: improper accommodations through the Centre for Accessibility, denied academic concessions, and discrimination complaints.
Non-Academic Misconduct: sexual misconduct, harassment, and theft of university property. We also assist students referred to the Non-Academic Misconduct Committee.
UBC Parking: traffic notices and parking tickets.
UBC Library: library fines and suspension of borrowing privileges.