Sociology Students’ Association

Sociology Students’ Association (SSA)

  • BUILDING: The SSA aims to provide students with opportunities to build a foundation upon which their academic career will grow. Information sessions on career options, graduate schools and admissions, the honours program, and undergraduate and graduate research will be integral for creating a foundation for our students.


Example: offering opportunities for educational information and skill-development, including Big Talks and Information Sessions.

  • CONNECTING: The SSA envisions an environment on campus where undergraduate, graduate students and faculty regularly participate in social and academic events and strengthening relationships within Sociology and with other departments.


Example: providing support and chances to connect for the Sociology/UBC community, including social BBQ events

  • EMPOWERING: The SSA values the importance of students being able to take the theories and lessons from classes and apply them to everyday aspects of life, both during and after university. We believe this happens when students have the ability to freely make their choices, ask questions, and raise their own voices.


Example: lobbying for policy changes within the department or university 

SSA Executives 2015-2016

Co-Presidents: Cecilia Federizon and Emily Chan

Vice President: Iman Ghosh

AUS Representative: Elizer Erpilla

Treasurer: Tiffany Eng

Secretary: Kaitlyn Fung

Media Specialists: Grace Lichtenwald and Sasha Lintern-Smith

Logistics Coordinator: Alita Johnson-Owl

Co-Editors-In-Chief, Sojourners: Selenna Ho and Vesna Pajović

Connect with the SSA

Twitter: @ubcSSA
Instagram: UBCSSA
Office: ANSO 2201