Graduate Students Approve U-Pass

December 2, 2008
A local transit program that has proven to be very popular with undergraduate students has been added by UNBC students who are pursuing master’s and PhD degrees.

Last week, graduate students voted 87% in favour of adding the U-Pass, even higher than the 70% approval from undergraduate students earlier this year. Graduate students who are registered at the Prince George campus are included in the program, which will see students pay $48 per semester for unlimited rides on PG Transit and free access to the Prince George Aquatic Centre and the Four Seasons Pool. About 500 graduate students will be affected.

“I just started at UNBC this semester, so I am very pleased with the results of the Graduate Student Society U-Pass referendum,” says Stef Sebok, president of the GSS and a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Education. “It really shows that the graduate students are using their voice and are taking responsibility in contributing to UNBC as a Green University.”

Since the U-Pass was introduced at UNBC, ridership on local buses has increased considerably, with much of the increase due to a growing number of UNBC students riding the buses.

The U-Pass program for grad students will begin in January, 2009.

Stef Sebok, President of the Graduate Student Society, UNBC – 250.960.5671
or Rob van Adrichem, Director of Media and Public Relations, UNBC – 250.960.5622 

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