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
The GSS runs an annual survey to measure the quality of graduate students’ experience at UBC Vancouver.
The answers and opinions we collect help us identify the most pressing challenges faced by graduate students, and then advocate for improvements in areas such as graduate student funding, housing, and career preparation.
Because we have been running the survey since 2014, the results also provide a useful snapshot of the changing concerns and experiences of graduate students over time.
TAKE THE 2019 SURVEY HERE
The 2019 survey is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted responses!
HOW DOES THE GSS USE THE SURVEY DATA IT COLLECTS?
Once the survey is closed the GSS Survey Coordinator, collates and analyses the results.
We present the findings using clear themes that correspond to the main concerns of graduate students.
The Survey Coordinator uses infographics, graphs and images to ensure the results are approachable and easily interpreted
The Survey Coordinator produces a report for the GSS Council, which help inform our advocacy priorities for the next year
We disseminate the results widely to decision makers across campus to make sure they understand the issues grad students face
To see the advocacy and campaign work driven by survey data, and to see more detailed discussions and dissemination of survey results, be sure to check out our Advocacy & Campigns page.