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  1. UBC Athletics and Student Recreation Neal Yonson AMS Council September 24, 2008

  2. 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

  3. Athletic Budgets *Source: UBC Budget Summary Books

  4. Athletic Budgets *Source: UBC Budget Summary Books

  5. Athletic Budgets *Source: UBC Budget Summary Books This year: Athletics fees, Birdcoop, Pool rates all went up So did the surplus

  6. 4 Problems with Athletics • Birdcoop = Rip-off • Limited access to facilities • UBC REC is overpriced • Lack of transparency

  7. 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

  8. 2. Limited access to facilities • SRC: too many private bookings

  9. 2. Limited access to facilities • SRC: too many private bookings

  10. 2. Limited access to facilities • SRC: too many private bookings • WAR: Limited student access Rather it be empty than used

  11. 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

  12. 3. UBC REC is overpriced

  13. 3. UBC REC is overpriced  LOWER user fees for UBC REC

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. It’s all too expensive

  18. It’s all too expensive

  19. It’s all too expensive

  20. 4 Problems with Athletics • Birdcoop = Rip-off • Limited access to facilities • UBC REC is overpriced • Lack of transparency

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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. UBC is #1!