Members

All graduate students registered at UNBC, including Master’s and PhD graduate students, are members of the Northern BC Graduate Students’ Society (NBCGSS). The NBCGSS is run by a board of directors that is elected by members each year. Members of the NBCGSS are also members of the BC Federation of Students (BCFS).


Board of Directors

Zhaleh Nazarpour Boroujeni Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Responsibilities
  • Liaison with the Women’s Centre, Pride Centre, Access Resource Centre, and International Centre
  • Work on equality campaigns of the Society
  • Be a signing officer of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Rahim Jafari – Chairperson

E-mail: gsspres@unbc.ca

Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the Director of External Affairs, officially represent the Society at the external level, including other bodies or universities and all levels of government;
  • Along with other members of Board, be responsible for matters pertaining to relations with University administration, faculty, and staff, and the Northern Undergraduate Student Society.
  • Be ex-officio on all committees of the Society;
  • Assist other members of Board in the execution of their duties;
  • Be a signing officer of the Society;
  • Call and chair regular meetings of Board;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Board of Directors

Mostafa DorostiDirector-at-Large

E-mail: dorosti@unbc.ca

Responsibilities
  • Assist with the implementation and organization of campaigns and events of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Mahboobeh JafariDirector-at-Large

E-mail: TBA

Responsibilities
  • Assist with the implementation and organization of campaigns and events of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Steven Von CuevasDirector-at-Large

E-mail: TBA

Responsibilities
  • Assist with the implementation and organization of campaigns and events of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Saad Ahmed Director of External Relations

Responsibilities
  • In Collaboration with the Chair, officially represent the Society at the external level, including other bodies or universities and all levels of government;
  • Coordinate the maintenance of the Society’s website, mobile app, and social media;
  • Coordinate the Society’s campaigns;
  • Coordinate the campaigns of the Federation in collaboration with the Federation Representative;
  • Be a signing officer of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Sorour Nasimi Director of Community Development

Responsibilities
  • Coordinate all Society social events, including but not limited to, the annual winter and spring social events, as well as at least one other event per semester (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer);
  • Coordinate all Society educational events;
  • Coordinate and promote all Society events and functions (social and/or educational) to its Members;
  • Be a signing officer of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

Stephen Owusu-Serbeh Director of Internal Relations

E-mail: TBA

Responsibilities
  • Keep all financial records of the Society in compliance with the Society Act;
  • Work with the Executive Director to provide an annual budget for approval by the Board;
  • Provide quarterly financial statements to the Board of Directors;
  • Work with the Executive Director to provide a year-end financial report at each Annual General Meeting;
  • Be responsible for reconciliation and third-party audits of the Society accounts in accordance with the Society Act;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the Society’s Health and Dental Plan;
  • Be a signing officer of the Society;
  • Work primarily out of Prince George; and
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Board of Directors

Mehdi Aghajohnpour Pasha – Regional Students’ Representative E-mail: TBA

Responsibilities
  • Preferably attend classes not held at the Prince George campus;
  • Represent the concerns of regional graduate students to the Board of Directors
    and serve as a liaison between the Director of Regional Operations, regional
    students and the Society;
  • Collaborate with the Director of Community Development on communications
    between NBCGSS in Prince George and regional students;
  • Either by Election, or by working with the Chairperson for an Order, identify and
    collaborate with Regional Representatives who are graduate students enrolled in
    the regional campuses; and
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication with Regional Representatives and
    regional graduate students.

Executive Director

Alden ChowExecutive Director

Alden is the staff person, who is a first point of contact for members at the NBCGSS. His responsibilities include office work, as well as hearing members’ issues and directing them to the appropriate resources. He has also provided support and coordination with organizing society events and campaign advocacy initiatives for members.

Responsibilities
  • First point of contact for the Society
  • Responsible for the paperwork and office procedures
  • Handles general day to day operations of the society