UBC Graduate Student Society

UBC GSSThe Graduate Student Society (GSS) is the independent voice of graduate students on campus.

The UBC Graduate Student Society represents and advocates on behalf of all UBC Graduate Students to the University, the Government, and the public. We provide academic, professional, social, and recreational services to our members, and act as stewards of the Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre.

GSS is the organisation that: advocates for and protects the interests of graduate students at UBC; supports graduate students in their studies or facing academic problems; organises social, sport, and recreational events; publishes The Graduate Magazine monthly and the annual Graduate Student Handbook. operates the Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre, including Koerner’s Pub, Thea’s Lounge, and more.

The GSS Advocates on such issues as:

  • Timely payment of research stipends, teaching assistant stipends, and major scholarships
  • Communication between departments and administration at UBC
  • Improved relations between supervisors and students