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Orientation 2020

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We promote, and protect our members academic, social and cultural interests. 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We offer a host of events, classes, and other opportunities year-round to connect with grad students across campus.[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][vc_column width=”8/12″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Our Orientation Events” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”middle” line_height=”3″ line_color=”” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” line_width=”200″ el_class=”accent-border-color color-title” spacer_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:34px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:44px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:20px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:32px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_basic_grid post_type=”tribe_events” max_items=”10″ style=”load-more” items_per_page=”6″ gap=”10″ orderby=”modified” item=”21485″ btn_style=”modern” btn_color=”default” grid_id=”vc_gid:1598307410687-d386447c-1818-0″ taxonomies=”111″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”vc_default” bg_type=”image” parallax_style=”vcpb-default” bg_image_new=”id^2373|url^http://gss.ubc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GSS_Council-13.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^GSS_Council-13|description^null” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_override=”ex-full” enable_overlay=”enable_overlay_value” overlay_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.65)” overlay_pattern=”transperant” seperator_enable=”seperator_enable_value” seperator_type=”tilt_left_seperator” seperator_position=”bottom_seperator” seperator_svg_height=”100″ seperator_shape_background=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1561656196449{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 150px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 170px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;background-color: #000000 !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1561306688580{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;}”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1478260503284{border-top-width: 9px !important;border-right-width: 9px !important;border-bottom-width: 9px !important;border-left-width: 9px !important;padding-top: 60px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;border-left-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.3) !important;border-left-style: double !important;border-right-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.3) !important;border-right-style: double !important;border-top-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.3) !important;border-top-style: double !important;border-bottom-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.3) !important;border-bottom-style: double !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”7/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-8″ css=”.vc_custom_1476814097619{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Who We Are” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” sub_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left” spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”middle” line_height=”3″ line_color=”” main_heading_style=”font-weight:bold;” main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:15px;” line_width=”200″ spacer_margin=”margin-bottom:35px;” el_class=”accent-border-color” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:34px;” main_heading_line_height=”desktop:44px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:25px;” sub_heading_line_height=”desktop:32px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:25px;”]We are your Graduate Student Society –
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