Executives and Graduate Councils

Executive Council

Trina Johnson President E-mail : gsspres@unbc.ca

Responsibilities

  • Officially represents the society
  • Responsible of maintaining relations with UNBC administration, faculty/staff, and NUGSS.
  • Supervises the other members of the executive council and the office administrator.
  • Calls regular meetings of council, and serves as meeting chair.
  •  Performs other duties as required for the smooth running of the society
  • Signing officer of the society.

Wendel Schwab Vice President E-mail : gssvp@unbc.caResponsibilities

  •  Liaising with our Health & Dental Benefits provider.
  •  Helping out with the President’s duties and coordinating outreach to our regional campus students whom are also members of the NBCGSS.
  • Liaison for all regional campuses.
  • Signing officer.

Director Of Finance Vacant Position
E-mail: gssdof@unbc.ca

Responsibilities

  • Keeps all financial records of the society in compliance with the Society Act.
  • Provides an annual budget, and quarterly statement.
  • Provides a year end financial report at the AGM.
  • Signing officer.
  • Assists the VP in the maintenance of the health and dental plan.

Andrew Agbonigha Director of I.T. & Communication E-mail: gssdit@unbc.ca
 Responsibilities

  • Continually advocate for accessible and best possible computing services for graduate students.
  • Liaison between members and CTS at UNBC.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of existing computing services.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of the society’s website.
  • Signing officer.

Chandehl Morgan Interim Director of Student Affairs E-mail: gssdsa@unbc.ca Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all Society social events, including but not limited to, the annual winter and spring social events, as well as at least one other event per semester (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer)
  • Coordinate all Society educational events, including but not limited to, the Society Colloquium series
  • Coordinate and promote all Society events and functions (social and/or educational) to its Members
  • Be a signing officer of the Society and Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Graduate Council from time to time

 

Graduate Council

College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences (CASHS) Representatives

Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible for communicating the concerns of CASHS graduate students to the Graduate Council as well as to any University committees directly pertaining to CASHS graduate students
  • Liaise between the Dean of the CASHS, the Society, and CASHS students
  • Participate as needed in long term or ad hoc committees  held by the Society
  • Collaborate with Society Executives to plan events or fora by which to increase graduate student participation and communication in research.

Current Representatives 

Graduate council  have 4 elected members from CASHS. Current members is: 

 Heather Thomas        E-mail: gsscashs@unbc.ca

 

College of Science and Management (CSAM) Representatives

Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible for communicating the concerns of CSAM graduate students to the Graduate Council as well as to any University committees directly pertaining to CSAM graduate students
  • Liaise between the Dean of the CSAM, the Society, and CSAM students
  • Participate as needed in long term or ad hoc committees  held by the Society
  • Collaborate with Society Executives to plan events or fora by which to increase graduate student participation and communication in research.

Current Representatives 

Graduate council  have 4 elected members from CSAM. Current member is:                             

Umair Tahir  Email: gsscsam@unbc.ca

 

Sustainability Representative

Aishat Oguntola         E-mail: gssgreen@unbc.ca

 Responsibilities:

  • Work towards creating a more sustainable university by serving as a liaison between the graduate student body and a number of Green/Sustainability committees on campus (Green Day Committee, Zero Waste Initiative, Green University Planning Committee).
  • I also am here to learn from, engage with, and involve graduate students in the environmental initiatives on campus.
  • I hope to involve more graduate students in keeping UNBC true to its motto as “Canada’s Green University”.

International Representative

Vacant        E-mail: gssisr@unbc.ca

 Responsibilities:

  • Represent the concerns of International Graduate Students to the Graduate Council and serve as a liaison between the International Student Centre, International graduate students, and the Society
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Affairs to hold events to foster mutual interaction and understanding between international and Canadian graduate students
  • As appropriate and authorized by the Executive and Graduate Councils, use NBCGSS listserv and social media to outreach to international students, and to educate Canadian students about First the  cultures and traditions of international graduate students, to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion, in respect of the UNBC motto, En cha huna (Carrier: Respecting all forms of life).

Regional Liaison

Vacant Position       E-mail:

Responsibilities: 

  • Operate from the Prince George campus
  • Represent the concerns of regional graduate students to the Graduate Council and serve as a liaison between the Director of Regional Operations, regional students and the Society
  • Collaborate with the Vice President on communications between NBCGSS in Prince George and regional student
  • Either by Election, or by working with the President for an Order, identify and collaborate with Regional Representatives who are graduate students enrolled in the regional campuses; and
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication with Regional representatives and regional graduate students

Indigenous People’s Representative

Ali Wagstaffe        E-mail: gssipr@unbc.ca 

 Responsibilities:

  • Represent the concerns of First Nations graduate students to the Graduate Council
  • Serve as a liaison between the First Nations Centre, First Nations and Aboriginal graduate students, and the Society
  • Collaborate with the Director of Student Affairs to hold events to foster mutual interaction and understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal graduate students
  • As appropriate and authorized by the Executive and Graduate Councils, use NBCGSS listserv and social media to outreach to Aboriginal students, and to educate non-Aboriginal students about First Nations and Aboriginal culture and traditions, to foster the values of the UNBC motto, En cha huna (Carrier: Respecting all forms of life).