Positions on the FUS

The FUS Executives

President

This is a very fun yet time-consuming position that would be best filled by a motivated student who is willing to do a little bit of every FUS position. The position definitely requires hard work, but is gratifying (did I mention you get to be at the top of the grad composite?). Let’s face it: you do everything under the sun, from serving at beer gardens to dealing with faculty concerns, to organizing events. Possession of a credit card is a must. Previous experience on the FUS council is definitely and asset.
Duties

  • Organize and moderate all FUS meetings
  • Co-ordinate and help out at every beer garden, Coconut, Undercut, Forestry Week, and all other FUS events
  • Make yourself available to help other council members with their jobs
  • Answer questions from council members, students and Faculty

VP External

Second-in-Command. This person does everything the president does, plus what they don’t. Essentially, you are the co-president, just without the title. The VP Internal is responsible for all happenings outside the Faculty. (ie. dealing with external media or inter-Faculty relations)
Duties

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of the President in his/her absence
  • Hold meetings when the president is not around
  • Co-ordinate and help about at every beer garden, Coconut, Undercut, Forestry Week, and all other FUS events
  • Working with president on higher issues/ decision making
  • Help other council members with their jobs
  • Answer questions, open the FUS office and storage room

VP Internal

Also second-in-Command. This person does everything the president does, plus what they don’t. Essentially, you are the co-president, just without the title. The VP Internal is responsible for all the happenings within the Faculty. (ie. buy food for Forestry events)
Duties

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of the President in his/her absence
  • Hold meetings when the president is not around
  • Co-ordinate and help about at every beer garden, Coconut, Undercut, Forestry Week, and all other FUS events
  • Working with president on higher issues/ decision making
  • Help other council members with their jobs
  • Answer questions, open the FUS office and storage room

Treasurer

The treasurer is responsible for all transactions made by the FUS. This person oversees all financial decisions, expenditures, and deposits. You will be required to make monetary deposits and submit receipts at the SUB so that students may be reimbursed for FUS purchases. The treasurer also drafts and submits a budget and ensures that the budget is followed. This is a very important role in the FUS and must not be taken lightly; please be sure that you are up to the task!
Duties

  • Write a budget and ensure that it is followed
  • Oversee the financial status of the FUS
  • Attend all FUS meetings as well as executive meetings
  • Make weekly deposits at the SUB, sometimes more frequent visits are required
  • Return money to FUS members

Secretary

If you don’t feel like you take enough notes during the week as it is, then you should be the FUS Secretary. No, really… You get to attend every FUS meeting and take down the minutes in a nifty green book. After the meetings, you can improve upon your typing skills and send out the minutes to the rest of the FUS as well as post them on the corkboard outside the FUS office. The corkboard is your friend. You can decorate it any way you like with information for all to see.
Duties

  • Attend and take minutes at all FUS general meetings and executive meetings
  • Send out important information to the FUS via email
  • Assist in executive decisions and organization

Social Coordinators

Do you want to throw the party of the year? Are you good at dealing with police officers? If you answered yes, you should be So-Co. The So-Cos plans all FUS events, including beer gardens, Undercut and Coconut. You are required to obtain your Serving It Right licence (paid by the FUS). You will work closely with the FUS Executive and members of the faculty in order to ensure successful and safe events. You must have a credit card to pay for necessary goods and services.
Duties

  • Plan social events
  • Execute said events
  • Try not to stress out too much (feel free to beg for help)

Special Events Coordinators

This individual is responsible for heading up Forestry Week in September and assists the Social Co-ordinator in organizing all other special events.
Duties

  • Plan events
  • Make them happen
  • Assist the So-Co

AMS Representative

The AMS Rep acts as the main connection between the Faculty of Forestry and the Alma Mater Society. This person is responsible for bookings at the SUB and changes to the AMS Agenda. Most importantly, this person must attend AMS meetings every two weeks on Wednesday nights in order to represent the interests of the Faculty. This includes giving the AMS updates on Faculty happenings and voting on pertinent issues.
Duties

  • Attend AMS meetings every two weeks: These are Wednesday nights @ 6:00pm, runs until at least 9:00pm and can go longer. Dinner is provided
  • Give brief updates on the Faculty of Forestry at AMS meetings
  • Report back to the FUS on AMS matters during scheduled weekly meetings

Christmas Tree Farm Manager

Are you a planter? Need experience in tending some young trees? This person ensures that the Christmas Tree Farm on South Campus Field is responsibly looked after. One important duty is to organize a Stand Tending Day, when trees will be fertilized and the area will be brushed and weeded. New trees must be planted every year, and this individual will plan the clearing of a new area, secure trees and get them in the ground. The Christmas Tree Farm Manager works closely with the UBC Farm. Should the trees ever become large enough to sell, the FUS should create a new position for Christmas Tree Sales.
Duties

  • Get trees
  • Plant trees
  • Protect trees
  • Love trees
  • Get others to help with above tasks

CIF Liaison

The FIS Liaison acts as the student representative of the Canadian Institute of Forestry at FUS functions and as the UBC Forestry representative at CIF functions and as the UBC Forestry representative at CIF functions. This individual should be a graduating student.
Duties

  • Attend CIF Dinner Meetings: These happen monthly and include a sponsored dinner, as speech or panel debate about a current issue in forestry and a chance to talk to some prestigious forestry professionals
  • Attend the CIF Annual General Meeting and Conference: Held in late summer or early autumn you will attend as a Vancouver Section and UBC representative. He even is a week-long string of talks and discussions with forest professionals from across North America.
  • Plan Beer and Chili Night: This annual event held in November builds interest and awareness about the CIF in the Faculty. You will assist with planning this event.
  • Co-ordinate the graduation Silver Ring Ceremony: You plan the year-end graduation ceremony and also speak at the event. No small task, but a great experience.

The FUS General Council

Curriculum Committee Representative

As curriculum committee representative you will be responsible for organizing and chairing all curriculum committee meetings. These meetings will be designed to discuss issues surrounding courses and programs within the Faculty. The committee will be composed of other members of the general council, and this committee will be responsible for submitting concerns and any proposed changes to courses and program material to the appropriate Faculty members. This committee will also responsible for reviewing any other Faculty proposed course or program changes.
Additional Duties
* Booking a space for meetings and communicating with all committee members
* Addressing the variety of issues and concerns proposed by students and staff in the Faculty
* Communicating with the general student body regarding meetings and the content of those meetings
* Submit suggestions and ideas to appropriate Faculty members for possible implementation and further review
* Attend all curriculum committee meetings and provide input for course issues

Year Representatives

These individuals represent the various interests of the students in the first year of their program within the FUS, as well as promote FUS events within their year of study.
Duties
* Attend all general FUS meetings and keep up-to-date with important information involving students in your program of study
* Represent the interests of your constituents in votes and advocacy
* Be available to students in your classes for general questions about the FUS and our events
* PROMOTE within your classes and be enthusiastic about our upcoming events
* Support senior positions by signing up to volunteer at events and projects
* Attend all curriculum committee meetings and provide input for course issues

Program Representatives

These positions are for students who feel that they would be a good representative for all other students in the their respective programs. Students from all years of study are welcome to this position.
Duties
* Attend all general FUS meetings and keep up-to-date with important information involving students said program.
* Represent the interests of your constituents in votes and advocacy
* Be available to students in your classes for general questions about the FUS and our events
* PROMOTE our upcoming events in key classes
* Attend all curriculum committee meetings and provide input for course issues

Sports Representatives

The Sports Reps (1 male, 1 female) are in charge of promoting UBC REC intramural sports to our undergrads. The Faculty of Forestry has traditionally fielded renowned teams in various sports, including ice and ball hockey, soccer, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee, to name a few. These students will also coordinate teams for REC events, like Day of the Longboat, Storm the Wall and Faculty Cup. You will work with team captains to ensure timely registration and will work with the treasurer to reimburse a portion of the fees for any Forestry team or event.
Duties
* Stay up-to-date on UBC REC events and promote them in the Faculty
* Get these foresters out there and moving!

Grad Committee Representative

This person is in charge of organizing different fundraisers to contribute towards the cost of the ring ceremony. They will be responsible for organizing all grad committee meetings.
Duties
* Organize one of the most well known fundraisers “Spruced Up” during the 3rd week of January
* Works closely with student services to help put together/organize the silver ring ceremony

ABCFP Representative

This individual acts as the UBC representative to the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP). The RPF Liaison also attends the Annual General Meeting in February. This person should be interested in becoming an RPF in the future. This is a great opportunity to make some connections within the organization! It’s all about da networking.
Duties
* Disseminate publications and information on behalf of the ABCFP
* Organize an Information Night for students interested in pursuing their RPF designation
* Attend the ABCFP AGM

Greensales Managers

Wondering where all those nice clothes and stickers come from? Got some good ideas that might improve the fashion sense of people in the faculty? This position is perfect for a fashion designer trapped in a forester’s body or for someone persuasive who likes throwing sales pitches!
Duties
* Organize, inventory and order Forestry merchandise
* Co-ordinate lunchtime and special event sales of merchandise
* Run the annual Coconut T-Shirt Contest in April

Web Manager

This is an exciting position for any internet –savvy individual who enjoys or is interested in web design! The FUS maintains a website, which is administered by the faculty webmaster. It is this individual’s responsibility to ensure that the content is up-to-date and useful.
Duties
* Collect and post FUS member photos
* Post Greensheet, FUS minutes and upcoming events online promptly
* Promote the FUS website throughout the FSC
* Make sure the FUS website stays current and applicable

Logger Sports Manager

You will be responsible for helping to organize and promote UBC Logger Sports in the Faculty and around campus. Under the guidance of the current Logger Sports Manager you will help develop the loggersports team, as well as the NEW loggersports field! You will be great at throwing axes! This is a 6-month position, designed to help the elected student to progress into the Logger Sports Manager position in September. Elected student must be available by email during the summer.
Duties
* Find and purchase equipment
* Organize field clean-ups
* Coordinate Logger Sports demos
* Communicate with Plant Ops regarding field and materials
* Determine the future direction of Logger Sports at UBC

Greensheet Editors

Do you want to report from the trenches on cutting edge issues in Forestry? Do you want to break tough stories involving high-ranking FUS and Faculty officials? Do you want to see your close friends and peers put to humility and shame? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should write the Greensheet, Forestry’s premier weeklyish newsrag!
Duties
* Write, gather and edit material for the Greensheet
* Ensure that it gets to print with limited editing by “the Man”

International Activities Liaison

As liaison you will encourage international and exchange students to take part in Forestry related events and work with the International Forestry Students Association (IFSA) UBC Local Committee and deliver relevant information to the undergraduate students. You should obtain membership in the Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) and promote the opportunities related to both the CFA and IFSA to the undergraduates. This is a great opportunity to work with IFSA at the local level, which is highly valued in applications to attend conferences around the world! If you are interested in International Forestry, this is the position for you.
Duties
* Attend all FUS general meetings to learn and share relevant information from IFSA and CFA
* Be the FUS contact person for the CFA and IFSA and participate in idea generation for events
* Become a member of the CFA and enjoy the benefits helping to increase student involvement with the CFA!
* Promote IFSA and the CFA within the faculty through FUS communication channels
* Encourage international and exchange students to become involved

Student/Faculty Liaison

This liaison is responsible for relaying information between the Faculty of Forestry professors and the FUS. This individual must have the confidence to approach faculty members to promote events or solicit assistance.
Duties
* Keep close ties with faculty and staff, including official Faculty Rep
* Attend all curriculum committee meetings
* Attend all general FUS meetings and promote events to faculty and staff
* Attend Faculty Meetings when instructed
* Prepare emails and posters to be distributed to faculty lists and areas

Public Relations Committee

You will be responsible for making lovely posters and conveying important information to your fellow Forestry students. This important information includes event times and locations and deadlines for FUS run activities and sponsorships.
Duties
* Make posters
* Hang said posters around our building and others
* Keep the white board in the Atrium up to date

Yearbook Committee

Are you creative? Are you an aspiring (or professional…) photographer? Are you ready to compile a document that captures all the wild-crazy shenanigans that we forestry students get up to throughout the year? This is a great team that everyone ends up loving…
Duties
* Attend FUS events and take pictures!
* Assemble, publish and promote the annual yearbook
* Ensure that grads are photographed in a timely manner
* Work with the committee to divide up the tasks involved