Since 2015, UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) has supported giving back to the community with its annual 21 Days of Giving campaign.

This year from November 10 - 30, G+PS is encouraging the UBC community to support initiatives that give back to students and the broader community.

Support the AMS Food Bank

The AMS Food Bank works tirelessly to reduce food insecurity and provide emergency food relief for students and it’s been noted that graduate students are making use of the AMS Food Bank in record numbers.

Donate hard-earned money either by cheque or their GoFundMe page

Donate non-perishables like pasta and pasta sauce, canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon), canned veggies, canned soup, baby products (diapers, formula, baby food), cereal, oats/oatmeal, granola bars, personal hygiene products, milk alternatives

Please do not donate opened, damaged, or expired items.

Give to the UBC Meal Share Program

The UBC Meal Share Program provides students experiencing financial barriers to accessing adequate food with discreet, non-repayable funds (UBCcard or electronic grocery store gift card) to access food up to once each academic term.

Last academic year more than 400 graduate students were supported.

Consider making a donation to support lower barrier and reduced stigma access to food through the Meal Share program.


Help out with a holiday hamper

This winter season, the GSS is spreading cheer through holiday hampers to support current graduate students at UBC Vancouver who are struggling financially while undertaking their studies. Hampers can range in size and value depending on the student’s needs.

Drop off Holiday Hamper items such as:

Gingerbread House Kits, good quality chocolates, hot chocolate mix, apple cider mix, tea, microwaveable popcorn, candy canes, boxed cookies, family games: puzzles (250-500 pieces), UNO, playing cards, festive-themed cereal, festive marshmallows, colouring pencils, colouring books, holiday crackers.

Donations are accepted at the GSS Office until November 30. For more information, please contact the Graduate Student Society.

Thursday, 09 November 2023