The Northern British Columbia Graduate Student Society (NBCGSS), represents almost 600 full-time and part-time graduate students. It was founded in 1997, less than a decade after UNBC was founded. The Graduate Council consists of:

Five Executive Members

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Director of Information Technology and Communications
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Student Affairs

And ten Council Members

  • 4 College of Science and Management (CSAM) Representatives
  • 4 College of Arts, Social, and Health Sciences (CASHS) Representatives
  • 1 International Representative
  • 1 Sustainability Representative
  • 1 Indigenous Peoples’ Representative
  • 1 Regional Liaison

The purpose of NBCGSS is to advocate for graduate students at UNBC; facilitate communication between UNBC faculty, staff, administration, and graduate students; and offer services, supports, and activities to graduate students.

NBCGSS has recently joined The British Columbia Federation of Students (BC-FS) and will be a full member as of September, 2016.