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UBC Athletics and Student Recreation. Neal Yonson AMS Council September 24, 2008. Student Recreation. What $207 gets you: Drop-in sports, limited aquatic centre access Additional fees required for:

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ubc athletics and student recreation

UBC Athletics and Student Recreation

Neal Yonson

AMS Council

September 24, 2008

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Student Recreation

  • What $207 gets you:
    • Drop-in sports, limited aquatic centre access
  • Additional fees required for:
    • Birdcoop/climbing cave, intramurals, tournaments, events (ie. Storm the Wall), fitness classes, lockers, outdoor rec, tennis centre, field rental, gym rental, rink rental, hockey/skating drop-in, additional aquatic centre access, varsity games
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Athletic Budgets

*Source: UBC Budget Summary Books

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Athletic Budgets

*Source: UBC Budget Summary Books

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Athletic Budgets

*Source: UBC Budget Summary Books

This year: Athletics fees, Birdcoop, Pool rates all went up

So did the surplus

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4 Problems with Athletics

  • Birdcoop = Rip-off
  • Limited access to facilities
  • UBC REC is overpriced
  • Lack of transparency
1 birdcoop rip off
1.Birdcoop = Rip-off
  • Most universities access to gym is included in fees.
  • Few that do charge  memberships are much cheaper
    • UVic ($67/academic year)
    • UBC-O ($30/academic year)
    • Birdcoop ($248/academic year)

Cost of gym

membership

  • Rates went up again this year
    •  increases up to 20%

SIGNIFICANT drop needed in Birdcoop fees

2 limited access to facilities
2. Limited access to facilities
  • SRC: too many private bookings
2 limited access to facilities10
2. Limited access to facilities
  • SRC: too many private bookings
2 limited access to facilities11
2. Limited access to facilities
  • SRC: too many private bookings
  • WAR: Limited student access

Rather it be empty than used

2 limited access to facilities12
2. Limited access to facilities
  • SRC: too many private bookings
  • WAR: Limited student access

Rather it be empty than used

  • Aquatic Centre

No free student access

outside of class hours

Tried to close gym last year

 INCREASE access to facilities

3 ubc rec is overpriced14
3. UBC REC is overpriced

 LOWER user fees for UBC REC

4 lack of transparency
4. Lack of transparency

Increase in student and user fees

Where is the money going?

But no increase in service

$2.6M Surplus in 08/09

  • Charge fees to students with little or no accountability
4 lack of transparency16
4. Lack of transparency

Increase in student and user fees

Where is the money going?

But no increase in service

$2.6M Surplus in 08/09

  • Charge fees to students with little or no accountability
  • Result: For every dollar of student fees that goes into UBC REC, FOUR dollars goes into varsity program
4 lack of transparency18
4. Lack of transparency

Increase in student and user fees

Where is the money going?

But no increase in service

$2.6M Surplus in 08/09

  • Huge amount of money into capital improvements without consultation

 Detailed breakdown of where student fees go

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4 Problems with Athletics

  • Birdcoop = Rip-off
  • Limited access to facilities
  • UBC REC is overpriced
  • Lack of transparency
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LOW value for Your Money

  • Birdcoop = Rip-off
  • Limited access to facilities
  • UBC REC is overpriced
  • Lack of transparency
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LOW value for Your Money

  • Birdcoop = Rip-off
  • Limited access to facilities
  • UBC REC is overpriced
  • Lack of transparency

SIGNIFICANT drop needed in Birdcoop fees

 INCREASE access to facilities

 LOWER user fees for UBC REC

 Detailed breakdown of where student fees go

what s next
What’s Next?
  • Soliciting feedback from students
    • What improvements would they like to see?
  • Written report on the state of athletics at UBC
  • Lobbying Athletics and Brian Sullivan to implement proposed changes
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