Graduate Student Statutory Holiday Pay
Earlier in the year the GSS was made aware of an issue that a number of non-unionized part time graduate student employees of UBC were not being paid statutory holiday pay according to the BC employment act. This affected students with multiple appointments and was due to an administrative oversight with the hours from the roles not being aggregated.
We took this up with UBC HR and the ombudsperson. As a result of our efforts UBC have circulated a memo to all departments outlining the correct procedures and hopefully resolving the issue.
GSS President Nicolas Romauldi says:
“We hope this solves the problem permanently, but we ask graduate students to please tell us if this issue re-appears so we can communicate with UBC HR immediately. We will maintain our position that a robust solution at a systemic level is necessary.
For any student who thinks they may have been affected by this issue, we encourage you to verify your pay stubs and bring the issue to your respective payroll if there are inconsistencies. Of course. if you are having problems getting a satisfactory resolution you are more than welcome to contact us.”
Become the GSS Survey Coordinator
As part of the Graduate Student Society you will play an important part in advocating for the graduate student community on important topics like supervision, housing and harassment by preparing, administering, and analyzing the annual GSS Student Satisfaction Survey (GSS-SSS).
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Join the GSS
Become out next FEOO
Do you want to build essential management and communication skills? Your GSS is looking for a UBC graduate student to join our student management team as the next Financial and Executive Oversight Officer (FEO).
The appointment will be made at the next council meeting on July 18. You can find out more about the role and how to apply here:
Join Grad Council
We have 1 slot available for a graduate student representative to Grad Council for a 1-year term, please nominate yourself by sending an email to email@example.com containing you name, email, degree, department, faculty and one paragraph detailing the reasons of why you would like to serve on Grad Council.
The deadline for nominations is noon on Tuesday July 16 2019.
Election will happen on Thursday, July 18 2019 during the Graduate Student Society Council Meeting, which takes place in the Michael Kingsmill Forum, the Nest (4th floor) at 5:30pm. Attendance in person is strongly encouraged when your application is reviewed as there may be questions about your candidacy and more nominees than available seats.
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.
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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Events
Registration is now open for:
Essentials of Productive Teams (Mitacs Training) | Jul 9| 9 – 5 | Register here
Scholarships and Award Opportunities for Graduate Students (Overview) | Jul 10 | In- Person: 10 – 12| Webinar: 1:30 – 3 pm
Submitting your Thesis (Webinar) | Jul 11 | 9: 30 – 10: 30 | Register here
Check out community.grad.ubc.ca for other opportunities including:
DAAD Postdoc Networking Tour (Germany) | Apply by Jul 29
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.
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