Advocacy

The GSS is here for graduate students! We provide peer support, referrals, and advice from people who have been there. We also meet with the President and Senior Administration regularly and raise concerns on behalf of our members.

Find out what financial support may be available to you.

View information on supervisory relationships.

View information on sexualized violience policy.

Confidential, impartial and independent advice and assistance to students

The University of Victoria Educational Employees Union

Information and links to various advocacy groups on campus

Remember – GSS staff know what it is like!

Most GSS office staff are graduate students, too. We are familiar with UVIC rules and regulations that affect graduate students, and can provide referrals, advice, confidentiality and support.

Want something fixed at UVIC?

Graduate students (and groups of graduate students) are encouraged to bring their concerns to the attention of the Director of Student Affairs. She or he can bring the issue (anonymously) to the Executive Board. The Board can then bring proposals to change a policy or practice to the President, the Dean of Graduate Studies, or any other relevant UVIC Senior Administrator.

Email the Director of Student Affairs

The GSS has been successful in changing some policies for all students on the strength of the information brought to us by one or two members.

Volunteer to serve as a graduate student representative

You can also volunteer to serve as a graduate student representative on UVIC committees.