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Victoria Gomez: 2020 Graduate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Graduation ceremonies may be virtual this year, but we wanted to congratulate students graduating, who have contributed to the work of the GSS over their time at UBC.

Victoria Gomez

Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), UBC iSchool graduating June 2020

What are you hoping to do now you’ve graduated?

I’m looking forward to a career in public and community libraries, once they open back up, and continuing work in archives and digital collections on the side. Regardless of the profession, I am hoping to take forward my skills in teaching information and digital literacy, working with multicultural communities and language learners, and advocating for the interests of marginalized or underrepresented voices.

What roles have you taken on for the GSS and what has been the best part of working with the Society?

The best part of working as a Councillor and Committee Chair for the GSS was getting to know and collaborate with students from across UBC with a varied set of skills and expertise, for the common goal of advocating for and bettering the lives of graduate students at UBC. It was a pleasure to work with such brilliant minds and see the hard work that went into such important causes as providing financial aid to students, directing the strategic plan of the GSS for the future, and advocating for equitable pay to student employees. The leadership and relationship-building skills I learned will be useful for the rest of my career and life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) is run by and for the 10,000 graduate students at UBC Vancouver. We promote and protect our members’ academic, social and cultural interests.

Thea Koerner House, the home of the Society, has been the centre of graduate student life on campus since it was opened in 1962.

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