GSS Newsletter

Get your scoop on what’s happening at the GSS and UBC, as well as other news relevant to graduate students!

Published twice a month, the GSS Newsletter includes updates such as conference and work opportunities, social and recreational activities organized by the GSS, as well as news on our research or advocacy work to improve your experience as a graduate student at UBC.

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Past Issues


Jul. 13: Build Your Leadership Skills with the GSS | Stanley Park Cycle Tour

Jun. 29: A Rewarding Student Leadership Experience Awaits You | St. Mark’s Summit Summer Hike
Jun. 15: Join Bike Ride for Mental Health | Meet-Ups: Greek Day & Canada Day
Jun. 1: Beach Volleyball League is back | We’re Hiring: Speaker at Council Meetings

May 18: Volunteer for a photoshoot | Last Chance to Join Summer Soccer Leagues
May 9: Greetings from GSS Executive 2017-18 | Sign Up for Summer Sports League by May 12

Apr. 21: You Could Win $25 VISA Gift Card | Have a Masquerade Party
Apr. 6: Student Issues Forum | You Could Win $25 VISA Gift Card

Mar. 30: Count On Our Vote – BC Elections | AGM Recap & GSS Awards>
Mar. 16: Reach, Redefine: GSS AGM | Pledge to Vote in BC Elections | Become an Active Bystander Workshop Facilitator
Mar. 6: Redefine Your GSS, Make Your Vote Count

Feb 16: Last Chance to Run for a GSS Student Executive Position
Feb. 2: Answer the Call. Run for the GSS Elections.

Jan. 19: GSS Strategic Plan Needs Your Input | Run for the GSS Elections
Jan 5: Happy New Year! | Whistler Trip | Paid & Volunteer Opportunities


Dec. 15: Happy Holidays! | Whistler Trip | Wine Tour

Nov. 29: Learn Bouldering | Volunteer for GSS Election

Oct. 27: Leadership Opportunity | Craft Untapped: US Election Night | Beyond the Blues | And More…

Sep. 29: Volunteer Leadership Opportunities | Whitecaps | Craft Untapped
Sep. 16: Health Plan Assistance Fund | Yoga & Zumba Classes
Sep. 1: Speed Friending | Health & Dental | PT Jobs

Aug. 12: Eagle Bluffs Hike & Whale Watching | Work & Volunteer Opportunities

July 28: Craft Untapped + Summer BBQ – Today 5pm!
July 7: FEO Election | Change Camp | Bard on the Beach

June 30: Takes You to the Ball Game with Vancouver Canadians

May 12: Don’t Just Watch. Step In. – become an Active Bystander Trainer

Apr. 14: Not on My Campus Conference, Summer Softball League is back!
Apr. 1: Stand Up Against Sexual Assault & Harassment

Mar. 17: FREE AGM Dinner on March 24, Gather Teammates for Summer Soccer League

Feb. 25: You are Part of the Answer. Vote Online Feb. 29 – Mar. 4
Feb. 11: Is UBC Still a Place of Mind? Be Part of the Answer.

Jan. 28: Opportunities Knock. Will You Answer to the Call for Student Leaders?
Jan. 8: Exclusive for Grad Students: FREE Professional Headshot Session


Dec. 5: Tell Your Story of Harassment & Discrimination Confidentially

Nov. 19: What Brands of Beer or Wine Would You Want to Taste?
Nov. 5: New & Unique Professional & Leadership Development Opportunity: GSS Commissioners

Oct. 15: Tell Your Campus Story, Congratulations to cIRcle Open Scholar Award Winners
Oct. 1: Get Out Your Vote & Meet the Candidates

Sep. 17: Recommendations to UBC Board of Governors, Fall is the Time to Enrich Your Grad Life
Sep. 3: Welcome & Welcome Back to UBC!

Aug. 20: Response to UBC Leadership Change, Job Postings, & FREE Screening of The PhD Movie
Aug. 7: Show Your UBC Grad Pride, Get Out There & Volunteer for Fall Orientation

July 23: It is Time to Soak Up the Summer Sun
July 9: Join Your GSS & Experience Working with Student Government

June 25: TRC Report & You, Leadership Experience, & Summer Fun
June 11: GSS Advocating for You & the Future of Acadia Park

May 28: Master Essential Career Skills & Seize On-Campus Student Opportunities
May 14: Learn Something Fun & Get your Transit Compass Card

Apr. 30: It is Time to Soak Up the Sun and Have Some Fun
Apr. 16: I Want To Get Involved and Join a League/Tournament
Apr. 2: Make a Positive Impact on Grad Students Lives & Aim to Take Home the League of Lasers Champion Title

Mar. 19: Get Free Dinner at AGM Tonight & Improve Your Job Prospects
Mar. 5: Expand your horizons with personal growth + Free Dinner at our AGM

Feb. 19: Grow as a Leader, Join us for Whistler 2.0
Feb. 5: Health & Dental Plan Survey, GSS Workshop, & Cypress Trip

Jan. 22: International Celebration Night, Fitness & Skating Classes, + Coffee Social
Jan. 16: Happy New Year! Whistler Ski Trip, Classes & More!


Dec. 18: Happy Holidays! Here’s Good News for The New Year!
Dec. 9: Special GM Tomorrow! + Holiday & New Year Things To Look Fwd To!
Dec. 4: Your Finals Week Break! & Come to Our Special GM Already!

Nov. 27: Come to our Special GM! Also, End of Term brings Good Times Back!
Nov. 19: Look Out for Awesome You 2015!
Nov. 13: ENGAGE on Health & Dental, GSS Advocacy, + Vote!
Nov. 6: November Has Come!

Oct. 29: Last Chance to Roar at BC Lions Game!
Oct. 22: This Friday is Halloween at the GSS!
Oct. 15: Grad Students Play LaserTag On Campus & Dress Up for Halloween!
Oct. 8: Good Times Are For Bonding! Do it at Laser Tag, Over Coffee, At Halloween!
Oct.1: Connect at Skating Classes, at League of Lasers! Over Coffee at VGH!

Sep. 18: Connect At MORE GSS Classes & Over Coffee at ECE Next Thur! Also, Get BC Lions Tickets & Support Mentorship at UBC!
Sep. 10: Connect At A GSS Class, Share Your Research, Apply For Work-Learn Positions!
Sep. 4: GSS Disorientation Party & EVEN MORE Opportunities to Connect!

Aug. 27: You on a Friday Night Boat Cruise! Lynn Canyon Saturday! GSS Disorientation Party & MORE Opportunities to Reconnect!
Aug. 20: We are #GSSLive!
Aug. 13: Get Involved!
Aug. 6: Opportunities Galore!

Jul. 30: Join GSS Council, Help with Orientation, & a Poetry video on Climate Change in the Philippines from SCARP students!
Jul. 23: Join Grad Council, Our New Hike + Work with your GSS this August!
Jul. 16: GSS Update!
Jul. 9: Let’s hike up Mt. Seymour!
Jul. 2: GSS Weekly Newsletter

Jun. 25: GSS Weekly Newsletter
Jun. 18: GSS Weekly Newsletter
Jun. 11: GSS Weekly Newsletter
Jun. 4: GSS Weekly Newsletter – with GSS Survey!

May 28: GSS Weekly Newsletter
May 21: GSS Weekly Newsletter Reloaded!


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