Dear Graduate Students,
Our Special General Meeting is on December 11th! We’re hoping you come out and vote and help us as we consider changes to our bylaws! We promise it will be short and sweet, and we will magic food in afterwords! This is not a bribe, but if it would help you to think of it as one, sure, it’s totally a bribe!
Best of luck to all of you writing final exams and papers in the next week. Eat well, stress less, and get it done! While on a break, and for a limited time only, you can sing/listen to Walking in A Winter Wonderland, because who knows when we’ll get snow again?! We’re looking forward to seeing you for breakfast at our Polar Express Party on Saturday, please RSVP? Also, do you have a team lined up for our GSS Video Clip Competition?
GSS Social & Recreational
See you this Saturday, December 6th from 9-11am at our GSS Polar Express Party, a pancake breakfast brimming with Christmas cheer. We’ll be at Acadia Park’s Activity Room! There shall be some craft making, and Santa has radioed in, says he’ll make a pitstop at our shindig IF you bring donations for the AMS Student Food Bank. We promised you would. Also, bring your friends, bring your kids, it’s Free! Just RSVP here so we know how many people to expect.
Have you lined up your team for the Inaugural GSS Video Clip Competition! It’s an opportunity to showcase aspects of your country and culture with your UBC Community, (and give yourself over to nostalgia, and practice your video making skills!) Your task will be to create a 3-10minute video made up of photographs and music from home. We’ve got useful guidelines and resources on our website to get you going! Participate! No subject is too familiar, no place too distant. Do it by January, 2015, for therapy, because you like to win. WOOT!
Look out for news about our Spring semester Ski Trips! For now, Save The Dates:
Whistler: January 24th, 2015
Cypress: February 21st, 2015
Whistler: March 21st, 2015
Spots will fill up fast, so keep your nose to the ground–well–our website and newsletter, for details in the coming weeks.
Out & About
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network (IGSN) invites you to a gathering this Friday, December 5th from 6-10pm in the Graduate Student Centre Penthouse. They promise there will be interdisciplinary conversation, music, door prizes, board games, food and $3 drinks!
Don’t forget to go to The Faraday Show –UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children (and the young at heart)! The event is presented by the Department of Physics & Astronomy and promises the best fun. It’s this Sunday, December 7th 2-3:30pm, at the UBC Hebb Theatre. Just bring non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank!
Self-care is not a luxury, friends.
– Ngwatilo, for your GSS.