Archive for June, 2018

statement of support for the SASC

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

To the AMS and UBC community,

Today we stand in solidarity with the Sexual Assault Support Centre, survivors, and everyone who spoke up to condemn the unilateral decision of the AMS to end crisis support services at the SASC. The AMS’s decision was enacted without the consultation or consent of UBC students, faculty, and staff. The AMS’s decision to end crisis support services at the SASC was ultimately an attack on survivors and therefore an attack on the entire UBC community. While we are glad the the AMS Executive reversed their decision, these recent events have shaken the UBC community and damaged trust in the AMS.

For the last 16 years, the SASC has been a beacon of safety and support, providing the UBC community with vital same-day support services that are not available anywhere else on campus. The SASC is trusted by community members to be trauma-informed, intersectional and survivor-centered. The AMS’ own 2018 Academic Experience Survey Report states that “One-in-ten (10%) students have personally experienced either sexual assault or another form of sexual misconduct from a member of the UBC community.” We need to ensure that trusted resources like the SASC’s crisis services are protected for years to come.

We implore the AMS to establish accountabilities so that future decisions of this nature will not be made without the votes of students. A student union should represent the interests of students, the safety of students, the agency of students. Yet, the current AMS Executive made an autocratic decision that contradicts the will of the students and jeopardized students’ security.

Today we stand in solidarity with the Sexual Assault Support Centre and all survivors.

#ChoicesForSurvivors #SavetheSASC

From the staff and board of the AMS Bike Co-op



We’re Hiring a Communications Assistant

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Bike Co-op is hiring a full time Communications Assistant for a temporary summer position via Canada Summer Jobs. This job is available to applicants who are under 30 years of age who are currently enrolled in an accredited university as a full time student and plan to return as full time students for the 2018 fall term.

The Communications Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Communications Coordinator and Programs Manager with a variety of AMS Bike Co-op communications in three main areas: Program Promotion, Member & Community Engagement, and our Rebranding Initiative.

This position provides an opportunity to represent the AMS Bike Co-op at community events, to learn about cycling and urban planning news in Metro Vancouver, to become educated in active transportation, and to learn about the inner workings of a not for profit community bike shop.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help design posters, brochures, flyers and digital media for Bike Co-op programs, events, and social media
  • Assist with redesigning our website
  • Maintain website, add new pages and material, update existing content
  • Maintain Bike Co-op blog, write about community events and programs, coordinate volunteers to contribute posts
  • Use MailChimp to create newsletters that highlight our upcoming programs and events
  • Assist the Communication Coordinator with Rebranding Initiative as needed
  • Craft creative posts for Facebook and Instagram
  • Assist the Programs Manager as needed


  • A strong understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive values and practices
  • Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and can produce deliverables with minimal supervision
  • Can work both independently and with a small team
  • Meets criteria for position funding:
    • under 30 years of age
    • currently enrolled in an accredited university as a full time student and plans to return as full time students for the 2018 fall term.


  • Experience working for a non-profit organization
  • Some experience with community bike shops, either as a volunteer or staff member
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with web development, WordPress, and SquareSpace
  • Experience managing social media accounts for an organization

Job Specifications

  • Compensation: $16.50/hour
  • Hours: 30 hours/week
  • Position start date: on or before July 1, 2018
  • Duration: 8 weeks, to end before August 31, 2018

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject heading Application: Communications Assistant. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled, or until June 30, 2018. The selected candidate will start work by July 1, 2018 and the position will terminate on or before August 31st, 2018.

* UBC is located on unceded Musqueam territory. We encourage Indigenous people, as well as all people who are underrepresented in the cycling industry to apply for this position.