January 30, 2012

University of British Columbia Students Vote to Fund Ombuds Office

The student society, AMS, passed a referendum to raise funds to ensure the continuation of the campus Ombuds Office. AMS mustered enough votes to approve the sale of art from its permanent collection and to impose an annual Ombudsperson fee in the amount of $1 CDN. The UBC Ombuds Office--which was established in 2009 and which is funded jointly by AMS, the university and the graduate student body--had been imperiled by a budget deficit facing the student society. (Ubyssey.)

The UBC Ombuds Office was established by Shirley Nakata, Ombudsperson for Students, and now includes Joy Coben, Ombuds Officer. (Ubyssey.)

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