GSS News


Dear Graduate Students,

Hope you’ve had a moment to take in the lovely weather we’re having, and with it all the signs of life coming back to Vancouver. And now, today’s random musical interlude (to accompany the newsletter):  Stop and Take The Time To Smell The Roses. 🙂

GSS Opportunities:
The GSS is seeking a passionate Advocacy Coordinator to join our Advocacy office. We’re looking for a graduate student interested in helping other students through academic, financial, and disciplinary issues, a person who will engage with the graduate student community to identify issues and areas of concern so that the GSS can help to address these issues. Take a look at the detailed job description. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and references to the Vice-President, Administration at

GSS Social & Recreational: 

– The GSS is super excited to host an End of Term Party! We’ll have 3 rounds of FREE Beer Tasting including Spring beers, Dark beers, Pale ales! We’ll have a DJ rocking the most happening music (no matter how young or old you are!), we’ll have a dance instructor for the studious among you, mad snacks and desserts! Tickets available now here, or at our front desk during business hours. Get them! Early bird tickets are $5 until April 15th. PS: Come help us host! We’re looking for 3 volunteers for the night. Your ticket (including a beer or shot) is on us. Come on, email us:)

– GSS & Scotiabank have partnered to help you begin building a more financially secure future. This Monday, April 14th at 5.00pm-6.30pm at GSS Thea’s Lounge, you will learn how to build and maintain a healthy credit history, how to obtain your first mortgage to purchase a home & how to invest for your long-term future. Register by emailing We will bring the pizza and beverages!

– 2014 GSS Summer Sports League is back! Create your team and come out and play either Soccer or Softball!  Game day will be Fridays over the months of May-July. Click the link for details, then create your team and Register by May 1st!

GSS Figure Skating Class starts April 25th! Learn spins, jumps, fundamental edge control and figure skating skills. Explore movement on ice and improvise to music! The GSS is offering 7 sessions on Friday’s between 9.00-10.00am at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Register by April 16th! It’s only $50 for Grad Students & $60 for Non-Grads! More details.

– GSS Ice Skating Class starts April 25th too! Learn to skate in this course, designed for Adults with limited or no experience. Get familiar with the ice and arena environment with our professional instructors and learn to balance and glide. The GSS is offering 7 sessions starting April 25th on Fridays, 9:00­-10:00am at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. Register by April 16th! It’s only $50 for Grad Students & $60 for Non-­Grads.

GSS Sponsored Events:

UBC Department of Educational Studies Research Day will be held on Friday, April 11, at the beautiful Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) in downtown Vancouver. The theme of the day is “Peeking over Shoulders: Discovering our Colleagues’ Work.” EDST Research Day showcases and celebrates the rich educational research, practice and theory being developed by the department’s students and faculty. It will be a day to gather, socialize, and foster a sense of community. Panel presentations and poster displays will begin at 1:00pm and conclude at 5:00pm, with social event to follow at 6:00pm. For an RSVP link, or for questions and comments, please send a message to

As you were.

Ngwatilo— GSS Communications Coordinator

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