Join the GSS for this series of "Wellbeing" events, aimed at promoting some relaxation at the end of a busy term!🖌️ Let your inner artist free and paint some happy little trees with us to cap off the week! 🖌️ Grab some paints, a canvas, or whatever you have around, maybe treat yourself to some new supplies, and join VP Students, Sarah, as we follow along with a tutorial to paint an almighty landscape and maybe make some happy accidents along the way. - Attendees will get a partial reimbursement for painting supplies ($20 CAD)- Zoom details will be sent to attendees who RSVP, closer to the event. Note: please bring your own paints, canvas, paper, etc. if possible. Must attend event and submit copy of receipt to receive reimbursement. RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/gss-wellbeing-paint-night/... See MoreSee Less
Take a break from studying to flex your joke skills! Join the GSS for a round or two of Jackbox games and meet fellow students! 👾 🎮 *Make sure to RSVP your attendance to be sent the Zoom link where we'll chat alongside the game. *You do not need to own the game to play, but you will need to use a smartphone or computer with internet connection.RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/virtual-games-round-3-more-jackbox/... See MoreSee Less
Join the GSS for this series of "Wellbeing" events, aimed at promoting some relaxation at the end of a busy term!📓 Have you wondered what all that buzz around bullet journals is about? Never stuck with using a planner to the end? Too many post-its in your life? This is the event for you! 📓 GSS Admin Assistant, Victoria, is going to take you through the magical land of planners and show you what bullet journals are, and give you tips on how to use planners to get through your graduate studies and personal life! She's been using the bullet journal system for 10 years through two university programs, so she's ready to field your questions.Attendees will also be entered into a raffle for a prize pack of bullet journal supplies! Don't miss this! Zoom details will be sent to attendees who RSVP, closer to the event. Note: please bring a planner or some blank paper, some pens, pencils, markers, whatever you have to follow along! Must attend the event to be entered into the raffle. Prize will either be goods sent to the winner's address or a gift card to a suitable retailer, whichever is preferred.RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/gss-wellbeing-get-into-bullet-journals/... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to everyone who entered our Spring Haiku Competition. We were blown away by the quality and creativity of the responses. Our Theme was: Grad Students in Spring, and our 5 winners are: Alyssa, Davi, Emily, and Hailee. Read their Haikus: gss.ubc.ca/gss-haiku-results-2021/... See MoreSee Less
Join the GSS for this series of "Wellbeing" events, aimed at promoting some relaxation at the end of a busy term! 🕯️Make some candles to add to your growing collection with VP Students, Sarah Park, and get to know some other UBC grad students too! 🕯️To participate, buy a kit from Michael's (either the Jar Starter Kit or the Pillar Starter Kit), keep the receipt, make the candles with us on Zoom, and send us that receipt afterwards to get a $25 CAD reimbursement! Zoom details will be sent to attendees who RSVP, closer to the event. Note: must attend event and submit a copy of your receipt to receive reimbursement. Participants should exercise caution using hot wax.RSVP: gss.ubc.ca/event/gss-wellbeing-diy-candlemaking/... See MoreSee Less
Lucia Lam: Winner of the Winter 2020 Photo Contest
Graduate student life is better when it’s shared with friends and peers. Grad Life through your Lens is a competition that is about sharing. Sharing the experiences of campus life with other graduate students by capturing one of the moments of beauty, humour or friendship that make up graduate student life. We want images that capture your experiences at UBC!
Theme: Graduate Student Impact
Do you have an image that captures the essence and impact of your graduate research/studies? This could show off the outcomes of research, the impact on individuals, or even the way graduate study affects you personally. Just be creative. Enter the 2021 GSS Graduate Impact Competition to win a prize , and the opportunity and prestige to see your image displayed on and off campus. This competition is open to all UBC-Vancouver graduate students in both thesis- and course-based programs.
All UBC Graduate students are invited to participate.
No more than 3 entries per person.
The judges will be taking in consideration the following: creativity, composition and relevance to the topic/theme.
Use common file formats (jpeg, gif, png, tiff) and a max. of 5 MB per photo. Make sure you retain a high-resolution copy of your photographs to ensure we can properly display them.
By submitting your photo to the contest, you must agree that you have permission to take the photo of the selected location, intellectual and/or artistic copyright, and individuals, and have their permission to enter the photo in this contest; and as the photographer, you retain copyright to the photo submitted, you grant the GSS a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to display your submitted images and use them in future marketing publications, on our website or elsewhere.
Judges reserve the right to exclude any photos that are deemed inappropriate and/or are a violation of Canadian Copyright laws.
Please do not submit photos of children unless there’s given consent.