GSS Committees Search for New Members

on April 15, 2015
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Are you looking for opportunities to get involved with student government? Your GSS is looking for graduate students to serve on the following committees as Ordinary Members (OM):

Academic and External Committee – Full

The Academic and External Committee endeavours to promote the interests of graduate students within the University community and within the society at large. The committee addresses academic matters, financial concerns and the political needs of graduate students.

Meetings: every second Tuesday at 5:45 pm
Next meeting: June 2, 16

Building Lease Renewal Committee (Pending) – 3 OMs

Oversees the drafting of a new 10-year lease agreement with UBC.

Next meeting: TBD (Interested/questions? Email

Code and Policy Committee – 3 OMs

The Code and Policy Committee is responsible for reviewing the Policy Manual, and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.  They work in collaboration with all other GSS committees, departments, and council to keep the bylaws and policies current.  Up to date bylaws and policies reflect the will of the society and help the GSS run effectively. The Committee has just finished conducting a major revision of the Society bylaws, and are now in the process of updating the policy manual.

Meetings: every second Monday at 6 pm
Next meeting: June 15

House Finance Committee – 2 OMs 3 OMs

The House-Finance Committee works to ensure the financial stability and accountability of all Society operations. It is also responsible for organizing the annual audit, preparing and monitoring the budget, and the creation of the annual business plan. In addition to all matters financial, the House-Finance Committee is also responsible for overseeing the use of the physical facilities and equipment of the Centre, dealing with complaints and suggestions, and making recommendations to Council regarding the House and Rules, and the Bookings Policy.

Meetings: every second Tuesday at 5 pm
Next meeting: June 2, 16

Human Resources Committee – 3 OMs

The Human Resources Committee evaluates and reviews all full-time staff, coordinators and student staff and provides regular, biannual reviews for each employee of the Society. It is the responsibility of the Human Resources Committee to ensure all staffing needs of the GSS are met.

Meetings: Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Next meeting: TBD (Email

Services Committee – Full

The Services Department of the GSS aims to provide diverse services to UBC graduate students through its direct, face-to-face communication and interaction with them. The main task of Service Committee is to plan and implement programs for the academic, social, cultural, and recreational needs of the members of the Society. The Service Committee is also in charge of publishing annual handbook of the Society. All our events are designed to satisfy various kinds of needs from all graduate students and enable graduate students and their families to better enjoy UBC.

Upcoming events include language, art, dance, and sports classes, a Halloween Party (Oct), a Christmas Party (Dec), Intercultural Events (Nov, Dec, Jan), Ski trips (Jan, Feb, Mar), Ice Skating (Jan), Workshops (Nov, Feb, Mar) and Hiking trips (Summer).

Meetings: every second Monday at 5:45 pm
Next meeting: June 15

Strategic Planning Committee – 1 OM 3 OMs

The GSS Strategic Planning Committee shall develop a strategic plan to guide the activities of the Society over a period of not less than 5 years.

Next meeting: TBD (Email

Interested? Questions? Please email

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GSS Committees Search for New Members