Run entirely by graduate students, GASP was created in 1988 to establish a formal structure through which students could express their concerns about any aspects of graduate life within Psychology to the department and beyond, and which could serve as a coordinating body to carry out students' wishes and suggestions. GASP strives to enhance the quality of academic and social life in the department by encouraging interdivisional communication, and by promoting a sense of community between the students, faculty, and staff.
GASP typically operates with 4 executive positions, President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. Volunteers are very welcomed and student input will be routinely requested.
We also have a representative from each Psychology area group: CN, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, I/O, Social and Special Programs.
GASP has representation on a variety of standing and ad hoc committees and regularly sponsors and coordinates local events, ranging from Orientation Day festivities organized in conjunction with the department, to pub nights, bonfires, and holiday parties! If you have any suggestions for events or any ideas you would like to share, just let us know. We’re always looking for new ideas!