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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

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


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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


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2. Limited access to facilities

  • SRC: too many private bookings


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2. Limited access to facilities

  • SRC: too many private bookings


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2. Limited access to facilities

  • SRC: too many private bookings

  • WAR: Limited student access

    Rather it be empty than used


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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



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3. UBC REC is overpriced

 LOWER user fees for UBC REC


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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


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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


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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


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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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