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. June 14, 2019Student Choice Initiative (SCI)

    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.

  2. 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:

  3. May 23, 2019Job Opening - GSA Vice President

    The Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo is seeking a graduate student with a proven record of leadership and administrative experience for the role of Vice-President.

    Qualified candidates are invited to apply by 4:00 pm EST on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Please include your résumé/CV and a cover letter. addressing your qualifications and your interest in the position.

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  1. June 19, 2019Thrive Day - GSA & GSPA Event
    Thrive Popsicle

    Join your graduate student peers for a Spring Thrive event! On Wednesday, June 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs along with the Graduate Student Association will be set-up on the Grad House green with lawn games and popsicles.

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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 Rebeca Stirling.

Rebecca Stirling


Rebecca (she/her/hers, they/them/their) is an MSc candidate in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department. Her research in the Northwest Territories (NWT) looks at controls of bedrock relief and sediment thickness on ice flow and dispersion in glaciated terrain.