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
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.
Current & Recent Opportunities
The Policy Assistant works under the joint supervision of the Communications and Marketing Director, the VP External, and the VP Academic University and Academic Affairs, in researching and developing the GSS’s policy platform and in developing links between the GSS and policymakers on campus and outside.
The Graduate Student Society of UBC is now hiring an Archives Assistant in an exciting opportunity to work with a small, but unique collection of records documenting the history of graduate student activity at UBC! This project will involve working with these historical documents at all stages of archival processing and will have a large impact on the ability of the Society to continue functioning as an advocacy and engagement body for UBC graduate students into the future.
Become an integral member of the Graduate Student Society in the development and management of the GSS’ online systems. Working with the Marketing and Communications Director you will be furthering the GSS brand and delivering the Society’s goal of engaging the UBC graduate student community with our work.
This role will allow you to play a crucial role in running the elections cycle and building connections for the GSS across campus.
You will oversee the electoral processes such as the nominating, campaigning, and voting periods. You’ll work with the Executives in projects throughout the year, but your most important role will be leading various aspects of the election’s process, encouraging individuals to nominate themselves for election, and inspiring graduate students to vote for the next group of student leaders.
Oversee the electoral processes such as the nominating, campaigning, and voting periods. Apply by August 13, 2021.