Are you passionate about providing more opportunities for the graduate student community? Do you want to work with students to understand and address their needs? Then you may be who we are looking for!
This winter, the GSS is dedicated to spreading joy during the holidays by creating and distributing holiday hampers. These hampers are designed to provide assistance to current graduate students at UBC Vancouver who are facing financial challenges while pursuing their studies. Your support is crucial for the success of the Holiday Hamper Program!
We gratefully welcome all donations at the GSS Office (452-6371 Crescent Rd, Thea Koerner House 4th Floor Penthouse, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2) until November 30th, 2023.
The GSS has set up the Graduate Student Financial Aid (GSFA), a fund to support graduate students experiencing unforeseen circumstances. This may include, but is not limited to: living expenses, prescription medications not covered by MSP, Pharmacare, and the AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan, and the UBC Leave of Absence fee. GSFA will not cover tuition and other school fees.
Dealing with difficult situations as a graduate student at UBC can be challenging and exhausting. Whether a student is facing financial, housing, academic or supervisory issues, knowing what to do, seeking support, and where can be very confusing. If you are in this situation, there is no need to fret. The GSS is right here to support you.
Our Advocates are uniquely positioned to help you navigate these challenges and many more by providing answers to your questions through peer support, external advocacy and resource referrals. Our team is also actively working on new policy recommendations and proposing amendments to existing UBC policies that would benefit the graduate student community of UBC.
The Housing Security Aid (HSA), is a newly approved fund provided by the GSS specifically to cover housing-related challenges. The purpose of the HSA is to provide housing related support to graduate students who are facing housing insecurity or challenges.
Rent/Security deposit assistance (including rent increases by landlord)
Assistance with temporary accommodations
Assistance with replacement of damaged items in the student’s units which could necessitate fines by landlord
The census aims to enhance the collection of student demographic data and enable the university to better understand student experiences, support student inclusion and success, and assess progress of equity, diversity and inclusion priorities.
All students (certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs, both domestic and international students, as well as those currently enrolled on either a part-time or full-time basis) are encouraged to complete the Student Diversity Census. The census should take from 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Mental health - INternationally Delivering Support (MINDS) Conference, is an international conference promoting mental health in academia. Learn more about MINDS here. We plan to host this virtual, two-day event in March/April 2024. If you are interested to help organize this exciting event (all are welcome, including faculty, staff, and trainees!), please complete this form and when2meet poll by Monday, October 30th at 11:59 pm. We will send an email shortly thereafter to those who expressed interest inviting you to our Slack workspace
Resource curators: identify and collect local mental health resources
IT and/or webmaster: maintain website, set up and troubleshoot conferencing platform
Marketing: manage conference social accounts and promotional material
Liaisons: coordinate conference scheduling and speaker recruitment
The UBC Board of Governors has formally referred the draft amended UBC Land Use Plan for the Point Grey Campus Lands to a Public Hearing, which has been scheduled to begin on November 7th at 4pm in the Jack Poole Hall at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.
There are numerous ways to participate, including speaking or attending in-person or online, and submitting pre-recorded video and/or written comments. Visit https://campusvision2050.ubc.ca/lup for details and to register. Advanced registration is encouraged, but not required.
With Here2Talk, students have immediate access to counselling and community referral services across phone, online chat, and mobile app. All Here2Talk services are free to students and available 24/7, in multiple languages. It is accessible to all UBC students, including domestic and international students, graduate or undergraduate. No matter where they are in the world, UBC students can access Here2Talk anytime and as frequently as they require.
Every year, NEXT Canada selects 36 of the most entrepreneurial undergrads and recent grads from coast-to-coast who we believe have what it takes to build Canada’s next unicorn. Whether you have a pre-existing early-stage startup that you want to take to the next level, or you have an idea that you want to turn into a reality, Next 36 can help. To learn more and access our application visit our website here or book an info session with a member of the NEXT Canada team here.
The Fostering Science mentorship program for youth in foster care and refugees needs undergrads/grad students/postdocs to help high school students work towards a science fair project. You would attend an orientation session and would need to commit to Zoom meetings for 1 hour every 2 weeks with one student from now until the end of May 2024.
SMCC is hiring associates for the 2023/24 school year! All our departments are looking for eager students, from various undergraduate and graduate degrees to join the SMCC family. Whether you are looking to plan events, develop social media content, or reach out to industry professionals, our team will provide the perfect environment to develop your skills.
We can’t wait to review all your applications, so make sure to get them in before Friday, October 27th!
Launched in 2013, the NSPC is an annual competition organized by the Canada School of Public Service that aims to introduce innovative ideas and bright new thinkers to the Canadian public service and enhancing public service excellence and encouraging high performance. Winners have the oopportunity to network and share innovative ideas with the federal public service.
Application Period: From October 5, 2023 - December 15, 2023
The waitlist for the free counselling services is now open and are accepting referrals. Clients are seen by appointment only, there are no walk in services, and we do not offer crisis services. Counsellors are Counselling Psychology masters and doctoral graduate students supervised by experienced clinicians. Clients are 18+ years old from UBC community (students, staff, faculty, alumni) or anyone in the Greater Vancouver Area.
We are located at 1100-2125 Main Mall- Neville Scarfe Education Building (UBC Vancouver Campus) and are offering in-person appointments. Interested folks should call 604-822-1364to talk with an administrator about wait-list availability and booking an initial screening intake appointment.
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