Visit Wonderful, Winter, Whistler
The GSS is heading to Whistler on February 2nd and there’s still a chance to sign up. We have several options whether you want to spend a day skiing on the mountains or just explore beautiful Whistler village with it’s selection of shops and restaurants.
And three lucky students can win a ticket for the day (not including lift pass). Just head over to our Facebook page and tell us one thing the GSS could do to help grad students in 2019. We’ll pick three winners at random to join us.
Join a GSS Class
Our popular classes are back for the new year, whether you want to get fit, learn a language or get in touch with your more spiritual side. We have classes on and off campus, to suit you
Registration is now OPEN for our off campus Zumba and French classes. You can sign up for any on or off campus classes at the our events page
Only Yes Means Yes Workshop
Join us for ‘Only Yes Means Yes’, a workshop to get students 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.
It’s at St John’s College and food will be provided for participants!
Volunteer for Student Mental Health
The GSS is collaborating with CASA to advocate for governmental financial assistance for student mental health on January 31st. We will be setting up at the AMS Student Nest to explain the issues and to ask students to support the campaign by writing their comments on broken hearts.
We need 10 student volunteers to help us out.
If your interested email: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what times you would like to volunteer, we’ll be there from 9am-5:pm.
Student Survey Findings
Over the last few months the GSS have been analyzing and interpreting the data from our 2018 survey. It provides an excellent snapshot of the experiences of graduate students at UBC.
You can review the key findings, which cover everything from relationship with supervisors to health and finance HERE. The GSS use these results to help us advocate to the University and Province on behalf of graduate students
CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH RESEARCH
On January 28, five outstanding UBC faculty will come together to discuss the ways in which research and scholarship can make tangible, positive differences in the world. Join us to be inspired and informed about the approaches they use and the practical, ethical and philosophical questions they struggle with.
The panel will run from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Thea’s Lounge. Lunch will be served to the first 50 participants.
BECOME A VIGILANCE AMBASSADOR
The H-Behaviours Research Lab (previously Sleep/Wake-Behaviour Research Lab) at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit at BC Children’s Hospital (Vancouver, BC, Canada) are looking for interested students who will participate in a series of knowledge dissemination events as Vigilance Ambassadors.
What? Vigilance Ambassadors are graduate/undergraduate students, who are interested in vigilance research (https://sleepnetwork.org/vigilance-wakeathon/ ). The project will start in May 2019 and end at the beginning of August 2019.
Moving and Health Study
This project aims to better understand the health and well-being consequences of moving to a new community. We are especially interested in studying how people rebuild their social network after relocating and whether building a solid social network helps to mitigate any negative health consequences of moving.
You can participate in this study if you:
- Are between the ages of 19 – 55
- Have moved to Vancouver within the last 6 weeks OR have lived in Vancouver for 5 years or more
- If you moved to Vancouver within the last 6 weeks, you moved without your spouse or family and you plan on staying for at least 2 years
- Do not suffer from any chronic (long term) health conditions
- Can read, understand, and speak English
- Do not take any hormone replacement therapies (e.g., birth control pills)