AMS elections aren’t the only game in town right now. The GSS is also gearing up now for their executive elections this month.

Are you graduate student? Are you interested in helping your fellow graduate students and representing them at the University, Government, and public level? If so…

The Graduate Student Society (GSS) of UBC-Vancouver is now accepting nominations for various Executive positions and a seat on the UBC-Vancouver Senate. The GSS serves 9,750 Master’s and Ph.D. students at UBC-Vancouver, providing academic, professional, social, and recreational services to our members, and acts as steward of the Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre. The nomination period closes at Noon on January 19th, 2010.

Available positions include:

Vice-President, Academic and External
Vice-President, Administration
Vice-President, Finance
Vice-President, Services
UBC Senator

Descriptions for these positions can be found at:

Nomination forms can be picked up at the GSS office in the Thea Korner Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Rd.) or downloaded from the elections website:

An on-campus debate will be held January 25th, at 5pm in Thea’s Lounge in the Graduate Student Centre. There will also be an off-campus debate on January 26th, at noon in the Diamond Family Lecture Theatre in the BC Cancer Research Centre (675 West 10th Avenue, by Heather).


Glen Bremner
Chief Electoral Officer, GSS 2010 Elections

Like the AMS, GSS Executives are paid for their work, $13,000 for President and $10,000 for VPs.


2 Comments so far

  1. Johnson Cadfest on January 9, 2010 9:21 am

    That salary is a joke – AMS execs make more than double that… and the GSS has just banned free beer for their council meetings. There are students compiling a referendum to abolish the GSS and just have the AMS instead.

  2. Glen on January 11, 2010 2:14 pm

    Two points:

    1) There will be 2 beer tickets given out at the beginning of the GSS meetings, redeemable after the meeting at Koerner’s pub. This is only for a 3 months trial period, after which the council will look at the beer situation again.

    2) The salaries for the VPs and President are based on the 6 and 10 hours per week they are expected to spend in their office, respectively. I’m sure the time demands for the AMS executives are much greater.

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