Counselling Psychology Peer Advisor GAA (0.2 FTE)


Faculty of Education

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

Counselling Psychology Peer Advisor GAA (0.2 FTE) W1-2 Position


The Peer Advisors collaborate to provide department-wide support, but are identified to program-area students as peer advisors in the specific program area.  They provide very important support for new and continuing students, as well as students who are considering application to the Departmental Graduate Programs.

The Peer Advisors provide valuable support to new and ongoing students, as well as provide information that supplements other available sources.  They help to organize departmental colloquia, speakers and social events, as well as providing a mechanism for communication of student issues to department faculty and administration.


To assist the Chair of the Counselling Psychology (CNPS) Admissions Committee and its members by performing the following tasks under the supervision of the Committee Chair and Graduate Program Assistant:

  •       Responding to emails and telephone inquiries of potential applicants
  •       Establishing regular (weekly) appointment times for meeting applicants
  •       Updating current information of admissions criteria (website)
  •       Updating the equivalencies list of pre‐ requisite courses
  •       Assist with group information sessions
  •       Assist with vetting equivalency requests of pre‐requisite courses
 Time commitment and pay

This Graduate Academic Assistant position is a 2 hour/week commitment from Sept 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023 with a stipend of $1,800 (for a doctoral level student) or $ 1,746 (for a master’s level student). This GAA will work together with another existing CNPS Peer Advisor GAA. This is a transition year with the hope that the new person will be interested in the job in the future.

Application Deadline: Sunday, Aug 14, 2022

To apply, please send your cover letter and current CV to:

Applications should include the current CV and a letter indicating why you are interested in the position and what you feel you have to contribute to the Department.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected for an interview.