GSS Councillors represent fellow graduate students in their respective programs, departments or faculties at the GSS Council, which directs the operations and makes key societal decisions. If you wish to become a GSS Councillor, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Contact the GSS (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if your department has a representative on Council.
Step 2: If there is a vacancy, you will need to inform your department’s Graduate Student Association (or equivalent), Graduate Secretary, or Graduate Administration staff that you are interested in becoming the Departmental Representative.
Council members must be appointed in an open and democratic election.
- If you are the only candidate: please complete the Affidavit of Election and send a copy to the GSS.
- If there are more than one candidate: please contact your department’s Graduate Student Association (or equivalent), Graduate Secretary, or Graduate Administration staff to organize an election. The selected candidate will need to submit a completed Affidavit of Election to the GSS.
Step 3: Attend an orientation session prior to being seated on the Council and becoming a voting member. All new council members must attend this session.