The GSS Re-Launches Graduate Student Financial Aid
Graduate Student Financial Aid is the GSS’s new fund to support graduate students at UBC Vancouver, who are experiencing unforeseen financial hardship.
Am I Eligible?
All graduate students at UBC Vancouver are eligible for the fund if they meet the following criteria
Be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver;
Be in demonstrable financial hardship;
Be referred or recommended to the GSS by an UBC office or academic unit;
Have not previously applied for the GFSA during the past 4 months or received it during last 12 months.
What does the support cover?
The fund can cover a wide range of expenses directly arising from unforeseen circumstances, which may include:
Rent and living expenses;
Prescription medication not covered by MSP, Pharmacare, and the AMS / GSS Health and Dental Plan
Moving and related expenses
The UBC Leave of Absence fee.
GFSA will NOT cover tuition and other school fees.
You can read more about the fund, including how to apply here:
Or if you want to see full scope and regulations of the GFSA you can consult the GSS Policy Manual
Summer Pitch and Putt
Join the GSS for a wonderful afternoon of golf. The Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt offers beautiful views of the city, and a way of enjoying the natural beauty of the park. It’s also a perfect course for those new to the game. So get a group of friends together for some friendly competition
Star on the GSS website
We’re looking for 5 grad students to be featured in some photographs for the GSS website. You’ll need to be available at Thea Koerner house this Friday from 1-3pm and to be happy to have your photo taken of course. We’ll make sure everyone who takes part gets a gift card for their trouble.
Interested? message us on Facebook or email email@example.com. Slots will be on a first come, first served basis.
These are the latest revisions to GSS policies which will be considered and discussed at the next GSS Council meeting on July 18th.
Participate in a focus group
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.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Events
Registration is now open for:
Grad School Success
Citation Management using RefWorks (Intermediate) | Jul 18
Writing Consultations at CWSC (Summer hours)
There are still research-based graduate students needed for the Accessibility Focus Group
Love is in the Air Pride Installation Competition
Calling all artists! Here is your chance to create the new Love is in the Air Pride installation to elevate LGBTQ2SIA+ voices! Submit your design idea before July 28 for an installation over the UBC Pride event on September 6, 2019.
The aim of the competition is to raise awareness and visibility of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities in UBC’s public space. Artists with intersectional identities, who identify as being a part of an LGBTQ2ISA+ community and of communities that have been historically and systematically marginalized, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The competition is open to all UBC students, faculty and staff. Apply by July 28.
UBC Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program
Are you interested in a career in consulting? Over the course of 4 months, candidates will have access to lectures, boot camps, personal resume reviews, and targeted coaching from over 120 SCMP alumni who have successfully gone through the program. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interview and intern with our consultancy partners like McKinsey, Bain, and BCG and other top global consulting firms.