Dear Graduate Students,

Happy New Year, and greetings to new students at UBC Vancouver!

Your GSS is starting 2015 with a bang! Check out our newly revamped GSS website and get the latest news or sign up for upcoming events and GSS classes.

A Message from Your GSS President

Welcome back, fellow grad students!
Here at the GSS, we are your graduate student voice at UBC Vancouver. This means we advocate to the University and government on issues that affect students, ensuring changes to UBC landscape include a graduate student focus. We also organize social events and extra-curricular classes throughout the year. We support your departmental graduate student committee or association and generally encourage a broader sense of graduate student community at UBC.

Have a question, suggestion or comment? Feel free to get in touch with one of the members of your GSS Student Executive. We love to hear from you!
Colúm Connolly, President
Graduate Student Society of UBC Vancouver

GSS Social and Recreational

Ski Trip to Whistler Did someone say Whistler? We did! Our first ski trip of the year is set for January 24, with round trip bus and packages for all! Register by January 15. Space is limited, and tickets ALWAYS sell out fast!

GSS Video Clip Competition Showcase your home country and culture via a short-length video with photographs and music, and you could win a prize! No subject is too familiar, no place is too distant (or near), so participate!

GSS Classes Learn something new this term! Sign up for a class or two on:
• French Beginners 101 or French 102
• Figure skating or ice skating
• Pilates, yoga, zumba, or join our new Dance Diversity class

GSS Catch Up

Job Opening: Booking Assistant Join our team and help students and our other clients set up their events in the Thea Koerner House.

GSS Restructures In case you haven’t heard, your GSS has passed motions to revise its bylaws before the winter break. The resulting changes to the Student Executive will improve support for grad students.

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”
– Venus Williams

– Karen, for your GSS

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