Help us to help YOU
The 2019 Graduate Student Society Survey is OPEN
This is the fifth year we have run the survey and the answers and opinions collected 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.
You can read more about how we advocate for you and then complete the survey
Celebrate with the GSS
Come join us for this End of the Year Grad Party at Koerner’s Pub.
Your ticket includes 2 drinks + snacks. Still thirsty? There will be $3/$6 highballs and $4 Lucky promos for our group only.
We have booked the whole venue for 2 hours but feel free to stay afterwards and enjoy the evening!
GSS Writing Bootcamp
Lose the distraction and focus on your writing
Separate yourself from distractions and non-research responsibilities, and surround yourself with a community of writers at the GSS’s one-day academic bootcamp on April 27th, hosted by the award-winning instructor and editor Dr. Letitia Henville of shortishard.ca
This bootcamp is open to all UBC graduate students.
This one-day writing intensive is structured to break writing anxieties and foster effective writing habits. With a mix of short writing bursts and breaks for structured conversations about academic writing and editing, this bootcamp will help you to push your writing substantially forward.
Your Voice Matters!
Be part of this consultation to determine the space needs and programming for the Grad Life Centre project.
This project – which is a collaboration between the Graduate Student Society, VP-Students Office and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – aims to explore the feasibility of creating a vibrant Graduate Life Centre at UBC
You can find more information about the Grad Life Center HERE, under Enhancing Graduate Student Community
Try one of Canada’s most popular sports
Take to the ice rink and try one of the most popular sports in Canada: curling.
Learn the skills of sweeping, drawing and guarding and become a master of the stones.
We’ll have private instructors, exclusively for UBC graduate students.
Summer softball with friends
The annual GSS Softball League is back!
Gather your teammates and dig out your gloves because registration opens on April 29th.
Teams must consist of at least 9 athletes, 2 of the opposite gender in the field at all times. Registration is open to all UBC Graduate Students with each team allowed 3 non-graduate students.
Volunteer at the biggest academic event of the year
Congress 2019 will be hosted at The University of British Columbia (on the Vancouver campus) from June 1 to June 7, 2019. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Congress is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. It is expected to attract 10,000 visitors to campus.
UBC is looking to fill more than 900 volunteer positions. As well as interesting opportunities, volunteers will be able to attend events at Congress and network with scholars from across the world.
Celebrate Learning Week (CLW)
From April 29–May 5, UBC is celebrating teaching & learning through open lectures, poster sessions, workshops & more! Want to showcase your event during Celebrate Learning Week? Submit it online by April 8: : http://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Events
Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond, Wed May 01 | 3 – 6 pm | Event and registration details here
Breaking Patterns of Procrastination, Wed May 01 | 9:30 – 12:30 pm | Event and registration details here
There are still seats remaining in this week’s:
Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly), Thu April 25 | 10 – 12pm| Register here