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Join the GSS Council

To become a councillor, follow the steps below and if you are the only candidate for the position, you can take your seat immediately. In cases where there is more than one candidate to represent a department, the department must organize an election to select a single candidate.

  • Contact your graduate student advisor (prospective dept. representatives only)
  • Fill in and submit the application form below
  • Complete an orientation training session for new councillors with the GSS president. This can be arranged to suit your schedule.

Learn more about how our GSS Council functions by visiting our Council page.

Application for Council

Please complete the form and drop it off at the GSS Office or email

Join GSS Committees

Joining a committee can give you the opportunity to impact a specific area of interest, and gain experience in a specific type of work from finance to human resources, code and policy, and planning programs and events. In addition to these skills, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Develop demonstrable leadership and teamwork skills
  • Improve administrative skills
  • Expand your network by coordinating with students and organizations across campus

See all GSS Committees and explore their work by visiting our Committees page.

Application for Committees

You can apply to join a committee and find out current openings by email to a committee chair directly or

If there are no current openings in the committee you are interested in joining, you are also always welcome to attend committee meetings as a non-voting member, and/or apply when a position becomes available. All committee meetings are open to current UBC graduate students.

Jobs & Other Opportunities

The GSS offers a variety of employment opportunities that support our work for graduate students, from policy advising to administration, events coordination, communications, and more. Become a part of our full-time or part-time staff, volunteer, become a Peer Support Specialist, or join us for temporary work in a specific field such as survey data analysis.

The GSS office is a friendly, supportive place to work, and as a small society, you will likely have the opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of our work.

Check back often to see our current opportunities here on our website, social media and in our newsletter. For Work-Learn positions, visit CareersOnline.