GSS NEWS: Nominate yourself for election | Enjoy Craft Beer with Friends | February events


Last Chance to Nominate Yourself for Election!

Nominations are OPEN until Friday 15th February for our four executive positions and two student senator roles

  • President
  • VP Academic and University Affairs
  • VP External
  • VP Students
  • Senator

By standing for election you can play a key role in shaping the future of the society and the University. Even if you are not standing for election you can get involved by attending our debates, engaging with candidates and making your views heard by voting.

Our elections  pages give all the info you need or you can find out about nominations here.


Enjoy craft beer with friends

March 7th

Sign up for this new event series where grads can socialize, taste, and toast a variety of craft beer and cider! Each event features up to 7 select craft beers and 2 ciders.

Sample established favourites and find unique new flavours while mingling with fellow grad students. Conveniently located on campus in the GSS Loft.



Career Launchpad and Professional Headshots

March 13th

The GSS, in collaboration with the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers (CSIC), brings you an afternoon of activities designed to enhance your career and jumpstart your post-graduate success with a new headshot and polished job search skills.



Move with the GSS
Part of the Move UBC university-wide campaign!

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party! Shake away the stress from your studies through dance and aerobic movements choreographed to energetic music.



Only Yes Means Yes: Workshop

New Date: Feb 26th


This interactive workshop will get participants talking and learning about how the criminal justice system defines and deals with sexual assault, and what’s required under the law for sexual consent.



Community Announcements

SPIN Workshop

Become a Sustainability Scholar

We are currently accepting applications for over 65 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internships that will commence April 29. Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply.

Successful candidates work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Applications close midnight Monday February 25


In conversation with Professor Wade Davis

The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) has partnered with the Vancouver Writers Fest to invite UBC students, staff, and faculty to join award-winning author and environmentalist Barry Lopez in conversation with Professor Wade Davis on the evening of March 25th at the Granville Island Stage.

Lopez’s new book, Horizon, is being called one of the most important non-fiction books of the decade. Many of you may know Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at UBC.

Students can purchase discounted tickets for $15 under the “Youth” category with ID presented at the event. Regular tickets are $25.



Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Graduate Student Career Activation Project

The CSIC wants to know how graduate students can activate their careers, and we have funds available to help you try stuff out. Dream big, or dive deep: whether it’s the cost of printing business cards to support your networking, enhancing your French language skills to prepare for a career in the federal government, or paying membership fees to join a professional association, submit a proposal for a career development experience that you believe will get you one step closer to your goals. Each student may apply for funding of any amount up to $1000.

Once you’ve activated, we’ll work with you to develop an appropriate artefact (video interview, blog, etc.) so that your experience can be shared with other UBC graduate students and the university community.

Check out the website for details on how to apply

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