Dear Grad Students,

With Orientation this week, and Fall Semester starting up again next week, the social and events calendar is choke-full with lots of awesome events to help you reconnect with everyone. Don’t miss out! Our fitness and language classes are also back on in a few weeks. Check them out, and sign up.

GSS Social & Recreational

There’s a couple orientation events we planned with both continuing and incoming students in mind. Get in on the action!
August 29th, 2014, from 6:00-10pm – Come with us on a Boat Cruise. It’ll be the best. We leave from Granville Island. Graduate Students – $30Non-Grads – $35. Don’t wait.

August 30th, 2014, from 10:00-4:00pm – Let’s explore Lynn Canyon together! Come ready to hike- Don’t forget your swim trunks! Let’s cross the suspension bridge. Let’s Do All The Things! Your ticket Graduate Students – $10Non-Grads – $15 includes round trip bus ride and light breakfast. What’s not to love?

September 5th, 2014, from 7:00pm-2:00am – Disorientation Party @ The Roxy (932 Granville St). You. Will. Need. A night out. One week into classes. Plan ahead. Set aside that $10 now because tickets will run out. No joke.

September 6th, 2014, from 5:30pm-8:00pm – Family night at Arcadia Park. This is for you, Master’s-dad/PhD-mum as the case may be. You want to meet other student-parents who get your life and, to boot, have kids that will play with your progeny?! This is your gig. Free, at Acadia Park Activity Room, 2707 Tennis Crescent, Vancouver.

Our GSS Language and Fitness Classes are back starting September 15th and 16th! We’re offering your favorites again: Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and Bellydance for Fitness! You can also sign up to take beginner or intermediate level French! Get your semester organized!

NEWS JUST IN: Join the GSS as we cheer on the BC Lions on November 7, 2014, as they play their final game before playoffs against their rivals the Calgary Stampeders! Your ticket includes FANTASTIC SEATS, a tailgate party at Koerners, Roundtrip bus ride, BC Lions Souvenirs, 10% discounts on BC merchandise, & chances to win great doorprizes! Get it while it’s hot: Grad Students $45 Non Grads $55!

GSS Opportunities

Contribute your graduate non-thesis coursework to the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award Collection in cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository, by September 24th for the chance to win one of two awards of $500, each. Your work will have global reach, which you’ll be able to monitor. For more details about the award and to enter, visit the GSS cIRcle Award’s information page. Do it before the semester starts!

Intake of new councillors is coming up fast at the GSS October council. Really consider it. You’ll be in the know about the inner workings of the GSS & the University.  Contact, but you can also check out the process here.

Seriously, didn’t you hear anything I just said?! GO GET YOUR TICKETS ALREADY!! 🙂

Ngwatilo: for your GSS.

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