The Graduate Student Council (GSC) of the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia is composed of graduate students from different areas of the department. Our general aim is to serve the graduate students in the department by acting as a bridge between the faculty/staff and the graduate students.
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) serves three functions:
- Policy – Members of the GSC work with faculty regarding issues of graduate student policy. This is done mainly through graduate student representation on departmental committees. Graduate students attend committee meetings, take an active role in the decisions reached by these committees, and report changes and issues to other graduate students at GSC meetings.
- Advocacy – The GSC also provides students with a means to discuss problems they may have with respect to their progress, their program requirements, or individuals within the department (e.g., research supervisors). If students wish to discuss such problems they should contact the GSC President. The GSC President offers students the opportunity to discuss concerns in a confidential, non-threatening atmosphere.
- Social – Members of the GSC also plan social events within the department (e.g., PsychFest) and organize teams for participation in various intramural activities (e.g., graduate student softball league).