Announcement: GPSC Service Suspension

After careful consideration, the SGPS Executive has decided to temporarily suspend services of the Graduate Peer Support Centre (GPSC), an SGPS service that was created in 2019. This suspension of service will allow us to pause hiring a new GPSC Coordinator until we are able to bring the future of this service to the SGPS Council for a decision. More information will also be reported at our September Council meeting, including yearly usage statistics and service overlap.

In the meantime, we want to highlight our service EmpowerMe, which allows all Graduate and Professional students to connect with a number of licensed mental health professionals as well as other resources. We also encourage our members and other stakeholders to let us know their thoughts about whether this service should continue. You can do so by contacting your SGPS Council Representative(s), emailing Vice President Graduate, Rohit Shukla at vp.graduate@sgps.ca, or using our Anonymous Feedback Form.

We thank you for your understanding while we work to reassess our programming in order to best serve our student body during these difficult times.

In health and wellness,

The 2021-22 Executive Team