Graduate Peer Support Centre fee up for mandatory status

SGPS moved to put fee on referendum ballot

Graduate Peer Support Centre student fee up for mandatory status.
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Following the opening of the Graduate Peer Support Centre last September, the SGPS is hoping to establish a new mandatory student fee for the Centre.

On Jan. 14, the SGPS council voted to place a mandatory student fee of $3.00 for the Graduate Peer Support Centre on the referendum ballot. The Centre opened this fall following a 2017 SGPS survey that revealed three out of 10 graduate students felt they weren’t thriving, wanted better stress management skills, and felt isolated by the lack of designated campus space.

According to the SGPS website, the Graduate Peer Support Centre is operated by a group of student volunteers trained in active listening, suicide intervention, and resource referrals to suit the needs of graduate and professional students.

The Centre is located in JDUC Room 205 and operates as a drop-in service from Monday through Thursday.

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