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.

General Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Closed daily from:

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Contact Us

President's Office Hours by appt. only
 

Please contact the GSA office if you wish to book an appointment 

 
  1. July 18, 2019Government Funding Changes and GSA Fees

    As the official representative of graduate students on all campuses at the University of Waterloo, the GSA offers great initiatives to improve the academic and social experience of all graduate students. 

    What we do:

  2. June 14, 2019GSA-UW's Statement on the Student Choice Initiative

    The Ontario Government recently announced and enacted the ‘Student Choice Initiative,’ a policy intended to make a majority of university ancillary (non-tuition) fees non-mandatory. This policy raises considerable concerns for students, their families, and for the continued strength of education in Ontario and Canada as a whole. We firmly believe this policy lacked proper consultation with students and was a step backward, designed to undermine the independence and well-being of students.

  3. May 28, 2019GSA Board Requires A Director

    The GSA-UW currently has one vacant Director Position to be filled on the 2019/2020 Board of Directors. The candidate will be required to serve a term from May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2021.

    Specifically, the following skills would be assets:

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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. 


Final Report on Student Mental Health

Final Report on Student Mental Health.

Meet our people

Portrait of Naima Samuel.

Naima N. Samuel

President & CEO

Naima Samuel is an MA student in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo.  Naima’s research is focused on educational tourism. Prior to enrolling at University of Waterloo, Naima worked 5 years in South Korea as a manager of international programs and strategic planning.