After a successful campaign, I was elected to be the Operations and Finance Officer of Graduate Student Society (GSS). GSS is a student-run, not-for-profit organization, and the official representative body for all Masters and PhD students at SFU. The GSS represents over 4,400 graduate students for SFU’s decision-making bodies.
On March 13 – 21st of 2011, graduate students at SFU voted in the GSS Officer Election. There were 3 positions, Coordinating & External Relations Officer, Academic & Internal Relations and Operations & Finance Officer. During this electoral undertaking, there were 4,415 total registered graduate students that were eligible to vote. A total of 564 graduate students voted in the Officer Elections, representing a 13% voter turn-out. This election had the highest voter turnout in its three-year history. Much of which I believe, came from the graduate students from the Beedie School of Business . As a Business Graduate student, I am grateful to be a representative and officer in GSS.
Like most student organizations, GSS provides many services, benefits, and programs to its members, and plays a key role in campus and community affairs. Some services of GSS are Health and Dental Program, Caucus Funding and Grants, Free Legal Advice and U-Pass.
Whether you want to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed free trade coffee, check your e-mail, or chat with your friends, the GSS lounge is a calm, quiet environment for graduate students in the Burnaby Mountain. GSS is also looking for interested graduate students to sit on external committees.
Please check GSS website to see the details of GSS services.
Edited by Lauren Looi