At the last @ubcgss Council meeting, we received an introduction to decolonization & indigenization in higher education, discussed recommendations on addressing issues with the mandates of the Services & Elections Committees, & more! Read meeting summary: gss.ubc.ca/gss-council-summary-july-2021/... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the summary of GSS Council on July 15, 2021. Congratulations to our new Councillors: Bukola Mary Ibitoye (Nursing), and Davi Monticelli (Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences) and new Affiliated Organizations: Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Society, Biomedical Engineering Gradua...
Meet Tayo Olarewaju, @ubcgss FEOO for 2021-2022. He was appointed to the position last year, and he is excited to continue serving fellow grad students for another year. Please join us in congratulating Tayo on his re-appointment!@UBCGradSchool ... See MoreSee Less
Final 3 days to register for @ubcgss x @ubcrec Summer Softball League! ⚾Come out to play, enjoy summer fun 🌞and make new friends with other graduate students. Team registration closes: July 14, 11:59PM! Info & register: gss.ubc.ca/event/softball-league-2021/... See MoreSee Less
The Graduate Student Society, established in 1962, has always believed in creating a clear platform for students’ well-being and growth as they progress through their degrees at the University of British Columbia. The mandate of the organization has not only been one to look out for the graduate students, but also to ensure that they are provided with the necessary tools supported by institutional policies which help them achieve their goals.
OUR ADVOCACY WORK
The GSS focuses on the policy issues that matter most to graduate students. We collect data in many ways to ensure that we’re meeting these needs. These include:
This is then developed into concrete policy recommendations which we communicate to the University’s faculty, administration, and other governing bodies. It also forms the basis of the Society’s external campaigns and advocacy work with the provincial and federal governments.