Members

Members

NBCGSS has four categories of membership: General, Associate, Affiliated, and Honorary.

General Membership

A general member is a registered graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), or a person recognized as such by NBCGSS. General members have voting privileges at NBCGSS Elections and General Meetings.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is open to individuals who do not meet the requirements for general membership but nevertheless declare an intention to pursue the stated purposes of the NBCGSS. This membership is open to UNBC graduate student alumni. Associate members pay dues as set by the Graduate Council. An application form may be accessed by contacting our Office Administrator. Applications for Associate Membership in NBCGSS are accepted pending review by the Executive Council, and a majority vote (51%) by Graduate Council.

Affiliate Membership

An Affiliate Member is an organization or person, at the discretion of the Graduate Council. This membership is valid for a period no longer than 12 consecutive months, and may be renewed as needed. An affiliate member pays membership dues, which are set by the Graduate Council on a case-by-case basis.  An application for an Affiliate Membership can be submitted by a General Member in good standing on behalf of an organization or person. Applications for Associate Membership in NBCGSS are accepted pending review by the Executive Council followed by an Executive motion to the Graduate Council. Approval of Affiliate Membership requires two thirds of votes cast by Graduate Council.

Honorary Membership

A person may be nominated to be an Honorary Member of the NBCGSS if they have made significant contributions to the furtherance of the purposes of the NBCGSS, and if accepted, does not pay membership dues. An application for an Honorary Membership can be submitted by a General Member in good standing on behalf of an organization or person. Applications for Associate Membership in NBCGSS are accepted pending review by the Executive Council followed by an Executive motion to the Graduate Council. Approval of Affiliate Membership requires three quarter of votes cast by Graduate Council.