Policy Consultation – Policy #101 (Vending Machines On or In UBC Space)

The UBC community is invited to comment on proposed amendments to Policy #101 (Vending Machines on Campus).

The Policy was initially approved by the Board of Governors (the “Board”) in 1977 and was most recently amended in 1993. The Office of the University Counsel convened a Policy Review Committee, which has prepared a draft proposal.

The Policy addresses the process by which the acquisition installation of vending machines on campus is approved and which UBC units have the responsibility for such approvals.

The proposed amendments to the Policy are intended to ensure that vending machines are installed with appropriate input and that any profit or commissions generated from the vending machines are received by the appropriate UBC unit or department.

A more robust set of Procedures to the Policy is proposed to clarify

  • the responsibilities for the acquisition and installation of vending machines;
  • the scope of which types of vending machines are covered by the Policy; and
  • that certain UBC stakeholders may be interested in promoting or restricting the inclusion of certain products in vending machines at UBC by including procedures for additional engagement with concerned UBC stakeholders.

Finally, the proposed amendments update administrative unit and position titles that have changed since the last time it was revised.

The proposed amendments to the Policy are now being published and all members of the UBC community are encouraged to provide their comments. Please submit feedback to the Office of the University Counsel at by April 5, 2019.

For further information about this Policy proposal, please see the information package that was provided to the Board at

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