Frequently Asked Questions

Our Club Structure

What is each committee responsible for?

Awareness

The Awareness committee are the creators of our comics Cancer Decoded. The purpose of Cancer Decoded is to demystify cancer, a condition that has become a bogeyman for citizens of developed nations and a buzzword for academics. To make our content relevant and approachable for everyone, the series is divided into two streams: Basics and Spotlights. 

Events

The Events committee are the masterminds behind all of the wonderful events UBC Cancer Association coordinates! They work very closely with the Fundraising committee to deliver enjoyable opportunities to meet new people, make connections and find a supportive community.

External

The External committee is one of UBCCA’s newer committees. They are in charge of all external communications as well as outreach. This includes securing sponsorships, forming relationships with other clubs and within the community. As well as organizing volunteer opportunities and initiatives, and brainstorming and executing blog projects.

Fundraising

The Fundraising committee aims to raise money for those who have been affected by cancer and support cancer survivors through donations to various charities (primarily The Canadian Cancer Society.) They work closely with the events committee, implementing fundraising strategies into our events. Last year we raised over $2000 from our fundraising initiatives alone! 

Internal

The Internal committee coordinates events for members to foster interpersonal relationships, provides club support and branches out into providing volunteer opportunities for members. They are basically the moms of UBC Cancer Association!

Marketing

The Marketing Committee is responsible for promoting events, spreading awareness and educating the community through our social media outlets. They create engaging graphic designs, blog posts and promotional material whilst creating marketing strategies to keep our audience engaged!

Marketing

The Marketing Committee is responsible for promoting events, spreading awareness and educating the community through our social media outlets. They create engaging graphic designs, blog posts and promotional material whilst creating marketing strategies to keep our audience engaged!

Relay for Life
A large sub-club of UBCCA that comprises of their own committees:

Internal: The RFL Internal committee covers everything related to event logistics and organization of executives. 

Outreach: The RFL Outreach committee covers community partnerships, community engagement and the high school leadership team.

Marketing: The RFL Marketing committee creates promotional material and content to interact with the community through social media.