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Students: Get Ready to Vote! FAQ on the upcoming federal election and voting.
Meet the Candidates, Hosted by the GSS
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
GSS Loft (Rm. 4202 at the Nest)
Hear the candidates running in the Vancouver Quadra riding speak about their platforms and ask them your questions.
The political parties* attending are:
- Joyce Murray, Liberal Party of Canada
- Kris Constable, Green Party of Canada
Platform presentations will be followed by a Questions and Answers period. Tweet your questions in advance with hashtag #GSSelxn2015
* The Conservative Party of Canada and New Democratic Party have sent their regrets.
Get Out The Vote and do your part in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election:
- Pledge to vote onlineor text YES
- Visit our GOTV Information table: Oct. 5-6, 2015, noon-1pm, Martha Piper Plaza
- Volunteerwith our “Get Out The Vote” campaign to engage and encourage fellow graduate students to vote
- Vote at your local voting station on Oct. 19 (or an advanced poll location, Oct. 9-12)
Elections Canada: UBC Campus Office
Oct 5-8, 2015, 10am-8pm, SUB Ballroom
Register and vote (advance polling) before election day to have your vote counted in the electoral district associated with your home address. This Elections Canada office will be especially useful to students who are outside their electoral districts during the election period.
Explore how you fit in the political landscape: Don’t know which party to support? Take the survey at Vote Compass and see how your views align with those of the parties running for election.
How to Vote checklist: Check out this quick guide on voting at the upcoming Canadian federal election.
Sign up to be on the GSS Event Volunteer Roster and get updates on upcoming volunteer opportunities with your GSS. Already on our list? Please fill out the form again so we know your contact information is current. Thank you!
Next GSS Council Meeting
Thu., Oct 15, 5:30pm, GSS Ballroom
Want to get experienced working with a major student government? We will be re-seating all standing committees and are looking for graduate students to get involved. Standing committees include:
- Academic and External Affairs
- Code and Policy
- Executive Oversight
- House Finance
- Human Resources
For questions and to join, please email email@example.com by Oct. 13.
GSS Programs & Events
GSS Lip Sync Battle
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 7-10:30pm, Biltmore Cabaret
Prove that you are UBC’s best lip syncer! Sign up to compete as an individual, a duo or group. Faculty and staff welcome. Sign up by Oct. 11, 2015.
Registration is still open! Sign up online by Oct. 4, 11:59pm.
French: Beginner 101 or Intermediate 102
Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2015, Thea Koerner House
Beginner 101: 4-5:30pm; Intermediate 102: 2:30-4pm
Parlez-vous francais? Non? Want to? Take a class and master the French language. Note: Classes are postponed with start date TBA shortly; they will either be made up or rebated.
Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm,
Thea Koerner House
Yoga class is back and is open to yogis of all levels.
Skating: Learn to Skate or Figure Skating
Fridays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 20, 2015, 12-1pm, Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Glide along for a fun approach to learning how to skate for adults.
GSS Kicks it With the Whitecaps
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 7pm, BC Place
Cheer on the local Whitecaps as they battle for top standings for the Western Conference.
“Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason.”
― John Mayer
– Karen, for your GSS