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Student union executive pay — Western Canada edition

How much does your student union president make?

Two weeks ago, my OnCampus colleague Dean Tester did some sleuthing on the salaries earned by student union executives in Ontario. Seeing as how it got the interweb comment board buzzing, I thought I would follow it up with a look at what our student leaders make west of the Canadian Shield (Western Canada, for those not geographically inclined).

Most of these numbers comes from a report done by the UBC student union (better known as the AMS), which had a committee review the salaries of their own executives. So these numbers come from either available budgets/minutes, or correspondence between the AMS committee and executives at other universities. So without further adieu:

University of Calgary: $35,160

Simon Fraser University: $30,000

University of Victoria: $25,077  (This number is very approximate—they’re expected to work 37.5 a week at $12.86 an hour)

University of Manitoba: $25,000 (This is a number from 2005—it’s been raised by CPI every year since then)

University of British Columbia: $25,000

University of Alberta: $24,000

University of Saskatchewan: $22,494

University of Regina: $20,656.56

University of Lethbridge: $19,200

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