UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 03 | Feb.
Students pick BOG members
Two to serve one-year term
Two new student members have been elected to UBC's
Board of Governors
for a one-year term following the recent Alma Mater Society
Maryann Adamec joins the board after serving as AMS
president last year
and vice-president in 1999/2000.
Originally from Calgary, Adamec is in her fourth year of a marketing major in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. She serves as treasurer
for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations and as a committee member for
International House and UBC's Aquatic Centre.
"I intend to use my knowledge of student affairs to increase action
and awareness on issues such as sustainability, campus safety, transportation
and international education," says Adamec.
Tieg Martin, a fourth-year Arts student, returns to the Board for a second
"The sometimes combative relationship between the AMS Council and
UBC administration is frustrating," says Martin. "I aim to improve
communication and to increase the Board's profile among students."
His contributions to the Board include changing the term of office
for student representatives to better fit with UBC's budget cycle.
Working toward a bachelor's degree in English and Medieval Studies, Martin is a
dual citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom. He has lived and worked in
Alberta, Australia, England, Quebec and Tunisia, and has traveled in South and
southeast Asia, the Balkans, and Central America.
UBC's 15-member Board of Governors comprises the chancellor, the
president, eight persons appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor, two faculty
members elected by faculty, two full-time students elected by students and one
person elected by and from those full-time employees of the university who are
not faculty members.