When the GSS was founded, the first campaign the society undertook was to establish a campus childcare centre. Subsequently, funds were raised for an endowment to support a childcare bursary for graduate students.
GSS Childcare Bursary
The GSS created a childcare bursary to help students with children cover their childcare costs. The needs-based bursary can be used to pay for childcare through private or non-profit childcare, babysitting, or the UVIC Childcare Centre. Apply through the Student Awards and Financial Aid office. (Please note that forms are only available in hardcopy, and cannot be downloaded online.) The deadline to apply is October 15.
Supporting the UVIC Childcare Centre
$1.02 of your GSS fees are allocated to the UVIC Childcare Centre, which was jointly founded by the GSS, UVIC and University of Victoria. The GSS elects a graduate student representative to the Childcare management board every year.