Thursday, September 27, 2007

UBC Approves VFM for 2007-2008

The University of British Columbia student (Alma Mater Society) council yesterday unanimously approved plans for their second annual voter-funded media contest. Students voting in the January 2008 council elections will allocate a $8000 award pool to competing media groups. Contest registration is expected to begin in October 2007, so media can cover AMS issues from October to January, then election issues and candidates in January. More info here.

They will soon hire a contest administrator – UBC students interested in applying for this paid ($800?) position should contact Matt Naylor.

Planning is underway for similar VFM contests at Simon Fraser University, BCIT, Kwantlen University College and Western Washington University – watch this blog for news.

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