International Relations Students Association (IRSA)

Interested in world affairs? Need a clearer picture of the globe? Then the International Relations Students Association (IRSA) is the place for you!  IRSA exists to help students get to know each other on a social level, and to also help tie the theoretical knowledge gained in classes to the realities of living in a fluid international system. Not just for IR students, IRSA acts as a meeting place for students of all faculties who are interested in global events.

Each year we organize, facilitate and host guest speakers, socials and beer gardens, conferences, diplomatic simulations like the annual UBC Model United Nations Conference, and academic publications such as the Journal of International Affairs.  We have close partnerships with various groups such as the Economics and Political Science Students Associations at UBC, and with our sister group at SFU, the International Studies Students Association.  We also have close relationships with key professional communities including the British Columbia Consular Corps and the Canadian International Council (CIC).   IRSA encourages students to broaden their academic horizons by acting as a focal point for connecting and networking, both with fellow students and with professionals working in international affairs.

It’s time for YOU to get involved in the wonderful world of International Relations!

Office Location

AMS Student Nest, Room 3209
6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1