Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible?You must be a registered Masters or PhD student to be eligible to run for the elections. This status should not change during the term.
How long is the term?The term for each executive is one year, starting in April 2018 and ending in May 2019.
What will I do as an Executive?Executives are the face and voice of all graduate students of UBC Vancouver. As an executive, you will meet with UBC administration and officers to advocate on the behalf of graduate students on a variety of issues. Executives are also responsible to make sure that the GSS runs efficiently, upholds its constitution, and is offering services that provide value to graduate students. In these roles, executives will gain invaluable leadership, management, and advocacy experience.
Are the positions paid?Yes, there is a part-time honorarium for each position. The Executives shall receive the following honoraria provided that all duties pertaining to the position are performed to Council’s satisfaction :
(a) for the President, thirteen thousand (13, 000) dollars per annum;
(b) for the Vice President, Academic and University Affairs, ten thousand (10, 000) dollars per annum;
(c) for the Vice President, Students, ten thousand (10, 000) dollars per annum;
(d) for the Vice President, External Relations, ten thousand (10, 000) dollars per annum.
What is the weekly time commitment?All executives are expected to work about 8-10 hours per week, excluding the time required for committee meetings pertaining to their other duties. This time shall be used to perform normal office duties and official functions. However, this time commitment will vary week by week according to what initiatives are underway. All Executives must also attend the monthly Council meetings every third Thursday of the month.