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An Introduction to Our 2021-2022 Executives

If you didn’t know them already, we would like to introduce the GSS executives for the 2021-2022 academic year who are truly bringing great things to our community. Through a special questionnaire, you’ll get to know fun tidbits about who they are and all their colourful aspirations for their roles. So, without further ado, join us in reverencing our hardworking executives by learning more about who they are as passionate grad students.  


YURAN ZHANG – VP University & Academic Affairs 

SAM KENSTON – VP Students 

TAYO OLAREWAJU – Financial Officer 

NATALIE CAPPE – VP External Relations

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is run by and for the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We promote and protect our members’ academic, social and cultural interests.

Thea Koerner House, the home of the Society, has been the centre of graduate student life on campus since it was opened in 1962.


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