Graduate students contribute a huge amount to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland and to communities across the world, whether that’s through study, entrepreneurship or voluntary action.
They also face challenges with finance, housing, academic and mental health issues. We think each of these stories is important.
“Volunteering with the GSS has been like a crash course in project management where you’re constantly challenged to identify and solve problems. I’ve found that if you can project manage, you can advocate on any topic and those skills are just as useful in academic work where you’re essentially asked to bring structure to a mass of unstructurable.”
If you would like to discuss an issue privately the GSS Advocates are there to help. Advocates are graduate students who can provide confidential assistance if you are experiencing difficulties, either academic or personal.