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2016 For further information, please inquire at info@gss.ubc.caKimani (Philip) Karangu

Nicolas Romualdi

Alireza Kamyabi

Sarah Park

Tayo OlarewajuPresident

VP University & Academic Affairs

VP External Relations

VP Students

Financial & Executive Oversight OfficerNicolas Romuladi

Tarique Benbow (Razi Bayati until August 2019)

Sara Hosseinirad

Pouya Rezaeinia

Kimani (Philip) KaranguPresident

VP University & Academic Affairs

VP External Relations

VP Students

Financial & Executive Oversight OfficerJohn Ede

Sara Izadi-Najafabadi

Gurjot Singh

Pouya Rezaeinia

Kimani (Philip) KaranguPresident

VP University & Academic Affairs

VP External Relations

VP Students

Financial & Executive Oversight OfficerTaran Dhillon

Teilhard Paradela

Hannah Murray

Arezoo Alemzadeh Mehrizi

Dante MendozaPresident

VP University & Academic Affairs

VP External Relations

VP Students

Financial & Executive Oversight OfficerGenevieve Cruz

Mahshid Ghaffartehrani

Nicholas McGregor

Jennifer DeBoer

Taran Dhillon

Dante MendozaPresident

VP University & Academic Affairs

VP External Relations

VP Students (May 2016 – January 2017)

VP Students (February – April 2017)

Financial & Executive Oversight OfficerTobias Friedel

Enav Zusman

Bingyu (Gloria) Liu

Kevin Mehr

Xiaolei DengPresident

VP University & Academic Affairs

VP External Relations

VP Students

Financial & Executive Oversight OfficerColúm Connolly

Kevin Mehr

Daniel Wood

Tobias Friedel

Min XiaPresident

VP Administration

VP Academic & External Affairs

VP Finance

VP Services

The GSS has grown to represent the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver, and continues to promote the interests of graduate students through its services, student support and political initiatives, and hosting of social events. Thea Koerner House, which has been the home of the Society since it opened in 1962, remains the centre of our work and graduate student life on campus.

After the completion of the AMS Nest in the centre of campus, the Graduate Student Society obtained the GSS Loft – a dedicated space for graduate students to socialize, study, and work on the 4th floor of the Nest. Located in Rm. 4202, the GSS Loft is used for grad student events and meetings, as well as a central space for grad students to lounge or get some work done.In 1982, the Graduate Student Society (GSS) was formed, integrating the administration of the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate Student Centre to create a unified society. With the GSS, all graduate students became members of the society simply by being registered in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.In 1962, Thea Koerner House was opened, and became the Graduate Student Centre under the leadership of then-president Bob McAndrew.

The building, generously supported by Leon Koerner, was awarded the Massey Gold Medal for its outstanding architectural design, and was considered to demonstrate the best architecture in Canada at the time.In 1960 the first graduate student body at UBC was created, and was called the GSA (Graduate Students’ Association). Joe O’Donnell was elected as its first president, and Leon Koerner, a foundational philanthropist residing at UBC announced that he would gift what is now Leon & Thea Koerner House to the GSA to become the Graduate Student Centre.

Study Room, Thea Koerner House, UBC

GSS Loft, Rm. 4202 of AMS Student Nest, UBC

Leon’s Lounge, Thea Koerner House, UBC

Thea’s Lounge, Thea Koerner House, UBC

Penthouse, Thea Koerner House, UBC