GSS NEWS

All’s Well That Ends Well

Enjoy this exciting new production of  Shakespeare’s classic play with the GSS

This new production is set in India during the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence. Helena, a privileged young Indian woman, secretly loves Bertram, an officer in the British Army.  Cultural, social and political barriers stand between them – but Helena doesn’t give up, and her journey takes her into the heart of her own culture and identity as this tumultuous love story unfolds against a backdrop of dramatic societal change.

 

Your Last Chance to Complete the GSS Survey

The GSS Survey Closes today

  • The survey results are one of the most important tools we have to help us direct our advocacy, events and resources to things that matter. This makes getting the most representative sample very important.
  • The results are something that show how the grad student experience changes over time, so we want the best data.

You hope you’ll take 15 minutes to complete the survey. It makes our work for you more effective.

 

Softball is in full swing…


2019 softball is well underway. In week 2. Last year’s champions the  Commerce Cubs got off to a winning start against Microballology and there were also wins for the Glueball and Psychotics. You can keep up to date with pics and results on our Facebook page.

The Graduate Student Society and the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are looking for participants in focus groups with graduate students in research-based programs to identify challenges and successes that students with disability have been experiencing navigating UBC campus and how they perceive UBC accessibility.

N.B: Any response to or sharing of this post may result in that individual being associated with this study.

 

GSS Committees
Proposed Policy Changes
The GSS is proposing a number of changes to policies to be considered at the at the next GSS Council Meeting on June 20th.

  • Appendix VI, Council Agenda
  • Policy 8.8.2, Ex Officio members of the Services Committee
  • Policy 15.1.4, Names of Advocates
  • Policy16, Capital Projects Improvement Fund

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Upcoming Events

  • Registration is now open for: Foundations of Project Management I (Mitacs Training, 2 days)| June 18 & 19 | 9 – 5 pm. Event and Registration details: here
  • Designing to Succeed in Graduate School and Beyond | June 20 | In-Person: 9:30 am – 12 pm, Register here | Webinar: 1 – 2:30 pm, Register here
  • Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including: Career Graduate Academic Assistantships,

 

Stadium Neighbourhood Update

Over the last 18+ months, UBC has undertaken the Stadium Neighbourhood planning process; an opportunity to shape the University’s next neighbourhood.

Visit the Stadium Neighbourhood project website to learn more and read the June 2019 Stadium Neighbourhood Plan Update which includes a summary of the plan concept, next steps and an FAQ.


Volunteer at UBC Climate Hub

The on-campus student initiative UBC Climate Hub is currently accepting volunteer applications for Summer 2019 to assist with a number of positions! Please check out the descriptions of roles we are recruiting for, and if something interests you, feel free to fill out an application form. More information on the Facebook page!

 

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