The UBC Political Science Students' Association (UBC PSSA) is an entirely student-run departmental club, supported by the UBC Political Science department. We strive to provide all undergraduate students interested in political science with opportunities to learn more about the discipline by hosting entertaining, informative, and social events that connect them with other students with similar interests as well as professionals. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate a prosperous undergraduate environment for Political Science students. The PSSA represents the interests of students, and presents them to the faculty, meaning we take concerns and suggestions seriously, in such a way that can make an actual difference in student life.
Our new endeavours include the continuation of two conferences, Moot Court and Model Parliament as well as general events such as speaker panels, publishing opportunities with the Journal of Political Studies editorial team, and the sophomore year of our Political Science Mentorship Program designed to make the university experience less daunting and more fulfilling!
We continue proudly publishing the Journal of Political Studies, as we have for the past 17 years in partnership with the UBC Department of Political Science. The JPS, one of the longest-running and most highly regarded undergraduate research journals in the country, is entirely student-run, from the editorial board to the graphic designers. The JPS is where we showcase the most exemplary and innovative research in the undergraduate political science community.
Finally, we do our best to bring the political science department closer to what students really need, by presenting policy proposals at faculty meetings.
Sound interesting? More information on each of these initiatives can be found on their respective pages on this website.