Updates from the Executive Board

From Ryan Lewis, VP Admin:

Nominations for the 2016-17 AGS Service Awards are open! Visit our Awards Page to nominate fellow graduate students, faculty, or staff at UC Irvine for the following awards:


Updates from the President

From Michelle Chan, AGS President:

AGS has been working on all fronts to provide resources and advocate on behalf of graduate students. Here are some current events and upcoming issues. The Graduate Career Conference was a huge hit last year, and it’s scheduled for Feb 12 this year with even more panelists and workshops. AGS Travel Grants has been reformed to be more inclusive to Master’s and Professional Students. We are closely monitoring and have been in all the campus discussions regarding the increases in students the next couple years. We will be reviewing three referendum that may be on the ballot in spring quarter concerning a new health and wellness center, student center, and food security initiative.

On Campus

We access the administrators; your voices get heard. We advocate for you on issues of housingparking, campus budgeting, and the various student services services on campus.

Social Events

We want to bring you out of your labs, offices, and libraries! In addition to hosting an ever-increasing variety of fabulous events, we fund graduate-student-initiated events and projects!


Currently, we draw some independent income as the primary stakeholder in UCI’s Anthill Pub & Grill, a landmark cultural institution at UCI. We are also open to your on-campus business ideas!

Off Campus

We are deeply involved with lobbying state and national legislatures. Though we advocate on other issues, we are primarily fighting the state of California’s divestment from public higher education.

AGS Symposium

The 2016 AGS Graduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday, April 22. UCI students will showcase outstanding graduate and professional research in non-technical talks and compete for cash prizes. Check out the symposium website for more information, and stay tuned for updates on applications!

Travel Grants

In 2013, AGS raised $70,000 of new funding to send graduate students to academic conferences. If you are a graduate student at UCI, you are eligible. Applications are now open. Check out the travel grant website for more details!

You can join AGS.

Want to give back to the community? Have an idea that can change UCI for the better? You don’t need to be elected, and you can contribute as much or as little time as you have. Contact our VP Administrative Ryan Lewis.

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