SLFS is a non-profit student run society that provides advisory, legal, and financial assistance to fund, initiate and continue advocacy, lobbying and litigation to improve education and access to education at UBC and such other matters of law, which set broad precedent and concern UBC students.
Sam is a fourth-year Bachelor of Commerce student specializing in finance. Working for the AMS the past two years has helped him remain involved in supporting for the advocacy of student rights here at UBC. This past year, Sam served as Vice President of the Student Legal Fund Society where he worked with fellow members in organizing workshops and forming the litigation committee. Sam looks forward to working with the new executive team.
Yumi is a fourth year Sociology major and Law and Society minor in the Faculty of Arts from El Dorado Hills, California. Working as an intern for Political Solutions LLC., a lobbying firm, in Sacramento, California this past summer, further peaked her interest in increasing accessibility and advocacy for others. She hopes to use her experience apart of the SLFS to make a difference in the lives of UBC students through innovative revisions of policies and advocating for students in various situations in order to provide a better education experience at UBC.
Ben is a fourth-year mechanical engineering student and a current member of the UBC Varsity Rugby team. Last year, Ben served as Treasurer for the Student Legal Fund where he worked to consolidate the society’s holdings and adjust the accessibility to funds to make them more secure. This year, he hopes to help transition the incoming executives, and work to spread awareness of our society across campus.
Jake is currently a second year at UBC. Despite having not previously held a positon in the SLFS, he has been eager to contribute to and enhance student experience at UBC. He is excited to be part of the 2018 team that aims to raise awareness and enhance the operations of the student facility. As Treasurer, he will be transparent and collected, but will not shy away from being an active member when it comes to making executive decisions for the SLFS. He is a driven team player, congenial and eager to drive the SLFS and wider AMS organization forward.
Josh is a second year Sauder student. Before coming to UBC, Josh spent his gap year in the rural areas of Rwanda working with underprivileged children. Ultimately, he is passionate about bettering UBC and its resources, academic success, and creating justice for students from all walks of life.
Thabo is a third-year commerce student from Zimbabwe. He has spent the majority of his life contributing to different voluntary organizations that aid people in multiple ways. This year, Thabo is looking to increase my involvement at UBC while incorporating his desire to keep volunteering. His goal this year would be to help increase the awareness of legal services provided to students on campus.