GSS Elections

Run to serve on your Graduate Students' Society's Executive Board!


The GSS Executive Board is responsible for the governance and management of the Graduate Students’ Society (GSS) and is the official representative of GSS members to the University of Victoria and other bodies who make policies that affect graduate students.

The five member Executive Board is elected from the membership in late February or early March of each year. If you are passionate about issues facing graduate students at UVic, please consider running!

Once elections have been called. This page will be updated with specific dates, rules, links to vote, and candidate information.



The Chair acts as the official spokesperson of the Society, and is the primary liaison between the Society and UVic administration and external political bodies. Internally, the Chair leads the Executive Board and the Graduate Representative Council.

Director of Student Affairs

The Director of Student Affairs acts as primary liaison between the Society and other student unions and student organizations. The director represents international and distance students on campus, helps organize special events, sits on the Ombudsperson’s Advisory Council, and advocates for graduate students.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications publicizes and promotes GSS activities, strategizes stylish and effective internal and external communications, and acts as Editor-in-Chief for all GSS publications.

Director of Services

The Director of Services is responsible for planning GSS-sponsored activities and acts as a liaison with student groups. The director chairs the GSS Health and Dental Appeals and Events committees as well as sitting on the Orientation Committee and the Clubs’ Council.

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance works with the Executive Director to prepare the annual budget for the Society and to ensure the financial health of the GSS. They assist in day-to-day operations, review all Society contracts, and sign the cheques.