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.

Mon - Thurs
10am - 3pm

Commissary 130

  1. Mar. 24, 2017Job Opening: Chair of GSA Council

    Job Opening: Chair of the Council

    Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

    The Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo is seeking a graduate student with a proven record of leadership and governance experience to chair the social, political, and academic body of the Association: the Council.

    Qualified candidates are invited to apply by 5pm on Monday, March 27, 2017. Please include your résumé or CV and a cover letter addressing your qualifications and your interest in the position.

  2. Mar. 21, 2017GSA Director Election 2017 - 2nd Call for Nominations

    Notice is hereby served to elect ten (10) graduate students to the GSA Board of Directors.

    The directorships terms of office are:

    Four (4) directorships beginning May 1, 2017 and ending April 30 2018, and
    Six (6) directorships beginning May 1 2017 and ending April 30, 2019.


  3. Mar. 13, 2017CLV Graduate Residence Application Opening Soon

    Applications to live in UWaterloo's graduate and family townhouses will open on Tuesday, March 28th, at 9:00am.

    Why live in Columbia Lake Village (CLV)?

    • 4-month renewable contracts
    • Live in a safe, quiet, clean community of grad students
    • Close to campus with seasonal shuttle
    • All-inclusive living (utilities, high-speed Internet, community events)
    • Option to live in a 2-bedroom or 4-bedroom townhouse
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  1. Mar. 27, 2017Python Project HoursEvery Monday, 4pm-6pm upstairs in the Grad House. Come ask your computing questions about python, django, iPython, and more.

    Are YOU working with Python Programming language or interested in learning? Do YOU need help/feedback with Python programming projects? Drop in and visit the Python programmers groups… various skill levels are welcome. Enjoy camaraderie, mentorship, and exchange of ideas in a supportive environment.

  2. Mar. 29, 2017Community Soup NightCommunity Soup Night, 19+ Grad student ID required.

    Enjoy a nice, hot bowl of delicious and healthy soup, every Wednesday at 6:30PM. Stay for either Trivia Night or Jam Night (alternating every other Wednesday).

  3. Mar. 29, 2017Jam NightJam Night every other Wednesday. Come and join, all skill levels welcome! Bring an instrument if you have one!

    Come and jam with new and old friends at the Grad House. Please bring your own instrument if you have one. This is casual opportunity to explore your musical talents in an open and inclusive setting. All skill levels welcome! This is different from Open Mic - less 'performance' oriented, with a casual feel. 

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Director Nomination form-2017

Call for nominations is open now until March 24th!  Submit your nomination form to the GSA Office in COM 130 before 3PM.

Meet our people

Robert Bruce

GSA President

Robert Bruce portrait.Having completed his Master of Arts in Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Robert has come to the University of Waterloo to pursue a Master of Environmental Studies in the School of Planning. Robert’s research is focused on small-town heritage-scape identity, where he is working to conceptualize the relationship between municipal public policy and the evolving functionality of individual buildings, historic streetscapes and a public image.

Robert has a long history of involvement with Student Government and brings extensive knowledge and experience to the position of President with the University of Waterloo Graduate Student Association. Robert’s professional experience includes five years working for non-profit organizations, which includes his time serving as the Director of Arts on the Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Student Association, his term as President and Chief Executive Officer with the Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Student Association, and his term as Vice-President with the Ontario Graduate Student Alliance.

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