Graduate Student Association

Welcome to the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo!

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student-run not-for-profit organisation whose membership consists of graduate students of the University of Waterloo.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday

10am - 3pm

Commissary 130

Contact Us

President's Hours:

  1. Nov. 30, 2017Warrior toy drive

  2. Sep. 25, 2017Volunteer Position - Copy Editors

    First Person Scholar

    First Person Scholar ( is a middle-state, graduate student run publication operating from the Games Institute here on campus. We publish book reviews, essays, and commentaries on games, gameplay, and the games industry. Our team is looking for four copy editors to join the publication.
  3. Sep. 11, 2017Health & Dental Change of Coverage Deadlines

    Deadline for enrolling your family/spouse/dependents or for opting out of the GSA Health and Dental Plans for fall 2017 is October 4th.  You nee proof of coverage from an alternate plan to opt out of the health plan.  No proof of coverage needed for the dental plan.  Enrolling or Opting-out is for the whole plan year, ending August 2018.  After the deadline expires, you will no longer be able to opt-out of the plans.

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Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

Meet our people

Portrait of Beth Timmers.

Beth Timmers


I’m a PhD Candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability studying sustainable food systems in low- and middle- income countries.