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 19, 2019Updates to the Policy Registry

    The GSA Board of Directors has approved new changes to the policy registry.

    The following items have passed second reading by the Board of Directors and Council:

    On June 25, 2019, changes were approved to EL-9, EL-15, GP-1, GP-4, and GP-12.

    On July 16, 2019, changes were approved to GP-13 and BM-5.

    These changes are now reflected in the online policy registry.

    The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:

    On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 advanced to second-reading.

  2. 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:

  3. 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.

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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 Evan Andrews.

Evan Andrews


Evan Andrews is a doctoral candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo.  Evan would bring extensive leadership, planning, and committee experience to the GSA.  He leads two research groups at the University of Waterloo that brings together networks of students and faculty tha