Campaigning for and lobbying the government on behalf of UBC graduate students
Through the GSS VP University and Academic Affairs, VP External Relations, and our Academic and External Affairs Committee, we promote, advance, and secure the interests of graduate students at the university, as well as provincial and federal level.
By conducting research, writing positions, circulating reports, consulting our constituencies, meeting decision makers, and fostering broad-based discussions on issues that affect us, the GSS aims to improve the academic and personal experiences of UBC graduate students.
Through the VP University and Academic Affairs, the GSS articulates the concerns in different committees and maximizes and maintains our participation in university affairs. We continuously work with UBC, particularly the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to ensure that changes in policies, positions, and programs benefit graduate students.
Through the VP External Relations, the GSS pushes our advocacy for graduate students beyond our own university community to both the provincial and federal governments. We collaborate with other student societies through our membership in the following associations: