The GSS (Graduate Student Society) is run by and for the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We promote, and protect our members academic, social and cultural interests. Thea Koerner House, the home of the Society has been the center of graduate student life on campus since it was opened in 1962.
The GSS’ day-to-day operations is managed by a 5 person Executive Committee, elected annually by UBC graduate students supported by a small team of staff. The GSS Council, comprised of executive members and graduate student representatives elected from each graduate department of the University, drives the direction and key decisions of the Society. The GSS is a registered Society under the Society Act of British Columbia.