March 6 – 8  are the voting days in the 2019 GSS Executive Board election and referends. More information about electoral rules, candidates and referenda questions are found on our election site: Any currently registered graduate student can vote between 9 am on March 6th and 4 pm on March 8th, 2019 at […]

Come and unwind with your fellow grad students over a hot cup of cocoa. We will provide art supplies for those who want them, so feel free to engage in quiet catharsis. We will be in rooms 108 and 112 of the Halpern Centre. If you have any questions, please contact Neil at  

Bring your team to Trivia Night at the Grad House! $5 / team Registration starts at 6:30. The quiz begins at 7. Candy prizes and certified glory for the winners!

Welcome Weekend is a series of social events, organized by your Graduate Students’ Society (GSS), designed to introduce you to UVic, the city of Victoria, and (most importantly) to each other! This year, Welcome Weekend is happening from September 14th and 15th.  Events include icebreakers, an evening social downtown, and a hike up Mount Douglas. For […]

Come down to the Grad House and unwind with a casual night of board gaming! While the GSS’s collection of games is always available for use in Side Project Coffee (and can be signed out by graduate students at the GSS office), we realize that many people want to play later than our coffee shop […]

Eat here. Relax here. Study here. Side project is in the Grad Centre. We are open to everyone, and offer Espresso drinks and drip coffee made with award winning Sacred Acres coffee Muffins and scones baked in-house daily Build your own sandwich menu with our house made ciabatta bread! Snacks and light meals to eat […]

2019 GSS Executive Board Elections & Referenda Results Executive Board election – preliminary result Chair Sayedmehdi “Mehdi” Hashemirahaghi: 154 votes, 62.3% (ELECTED)   Arash Isapour: 93 votes, 37.7% Spoiled or blank: 22 ballots Director of Services Amirhossein Alizadeh Khaledi:  46 votes, 19 %  Sima Hajiaghael Shanjani: 196 votes, 81% (ELECTED) Spoiled or blank: 27 Director of […]