Governance Documents

How SUS Works

The Science Undergraduate Society operates a $220k + budget and is governed by policies evoked by the AMS and the Science Student body. If you want to learn more, you can find the attached governance documents as well meeting minutes from your elected student body.  

The UBC Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) aims to provide science students with academic resources, professional development opportunities, and a wide range of events to improve their experience in the Faculty of Science. SUS comprises of 8 portfolios, each led by an elected Executive who is tasked with overseeing an area of SUS’ operations that cater to its internal structure, or those that directly impact students. Council, composed of the Executives and elected Representatives from each department, functions as SUS’ decision-making body and acts as a platform for students to speak on issues that concern their academic experience. Each Departmental Representative and Executive is elected by their peers during our Fall Elections and Spring Elections respectively. Every science student is a member of SUS and can get involved through voting, participating in Elections, or by volunteering with us!

Governance Documents

The following documents outline how the SUS is organized, how the student fees are used, how decisions are made on behalf of Science Students and the responsibilities of elected officials. 

Budget Outline

July 2021 Budget

March 2022 Budget

For further inquires/concerns, please contact Caris Tin at vpfinance@sus.ubc.ca

SUS Code and Procedure Document

Last Revised: June 29th 2020. 

For further inquiries/concerns please contact Nathan Chang at vpadministration@sus.ubc.ca

Office Hours

Each executive is required to sit on 2 hours of office hours every week. Their office hours can be found listed in “The Executives Page” or below.

The meeting room link can be found here.  Password: YxMtc6

Note: Davey Li (Vp Academics) and Harjot Uppal (Vp External) don’t have regular office hours. To set up office hours with them contact them at vpacademic@sus.ubc.ca (Davey) and vpexternal@sus.ubc.ca (Harjot).

Nathan Chang – VP Administration  – 12:00-2:00 pm

Wendy Yang – VP Student Life – 2:00-4:00 pm

Dayle Balmes – President  – 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Caris Tin – VP Finance – 3:00-5:00 pm

Christina Cervantes – VP Communications  – 2:00-4:00 pm

Shelia Lam- VP Internal – 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Meetings and Minutes

All SUS meetings are open to Science students to attend unless otherwise stated. If you wish to access the meeting minutes of previous years, please email Nathan Chang at vpadministration@sus.ubc.ca

Council Meeting Minutes 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings have been switched to Zoom. Please contact VP Adminstration Nathan Chang for more information on how to attend. 

The meeting minutes are updated periodically. 

Executive Meeting Minutes 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, meetings occur virtually on Zoom. Please contact VP Administration Nathan Chang for more details on how to attend.

The meeting minutes are updated periodically.