The UBC Political Science Student Association is run by undergraduate political science students. We are generously supported by the Political Science Department.
At such a populated university, it can be hard to feel like part of a community. The PSSA aims to rectify that sense of alienation by stimulating students socially and academically. We organize a diverse array of events -- there's something here for every kind of student.
OUR VISION FOR 2016-17
The upcoming year, we continue established PSSA traditions, while starting a series of bold new endeavors -- Cinema Politica film screenings, panels on everything from Iran to the international monetary system, information sessions regarding major and graduation requirements, pub nights, a legendary yearly Watergate party, along with Imagine Day and Clubs Days.
Our new endeavors include the continuation of two conferences, Moot Court and Model Parliament, Cinema Politica film screenings, speaker panels, workshops on paper writing and editing in conjunction with the Journal of Political Studies editorial team, and the launch of a 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.