on October 3, 2017
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The GSS (Graduate Student Society) advocates for, promotes, and protects the academic, social, intellectual, cultural and recreational interests of its members. In a nutshell, the role of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Student Senator is to represent the voice of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Students when it comes to reviewing/approving material that comes through the UBC Senate.


  • Ensuring that graduate student interests are represented fairly on UBC Senate
  • Promoting graduate student career development wherever possible
  • Increasing communication with graduate students to promote awareness of issues on the Senate and gain student feedback


As the Faculty of Graduate Studies student representatives, the GSS Senators are two of the 18 student representatives and the voice for graduate students on UBC Senate. The Senate is the highest governing body responsible for all academic matters, including admissions, awards and scholarships, approval of new courses and programs, examination policies, and curriculum changes. All matters dealt with in senate affects all students one way or another!

Time Commitment

  • Attend senate meetings once a month
  • Participate in the Student Senate Caucus (a caucus formed of all student senators that work together to review and critique senate material/issues from a student’s perspective)
  • Sit on at least one sub-committee of senate (the list of sub-committees can be found on the UBC Senate website) that most likely meets once a month

How to Nominate Yourself

To run for the Senator position & represent your fellow graduate students:

  1. Email a letter of self-nomination to Taran Dhillon, GSS President at by October 17, 2017
  2. Details on election day TBD

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Email: Taran Dhillon at

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