Council Members List

The following is a list of GSA-UW Council members. For any questions, please contact the Chair of Council.


Representatives from each department and unit program

Department Name
Kinesiology (AHS)

William Chung

Recreation & Leisure Studies (AHS) Vinurshan Selvaratnam
School of Public Health and Health Systems (AHS) Amanda Parker
Accounting & Finance (ARTS)  
Public Issues Anthropology (ARTS)  
Catholic Thought (ARTS)  
Classical Studies (ARTS)  
Master of Digital Experience Innovation MDEI, Stratford (ARTS)  
Economics (ARTS)  
English Language & Literature (ARTS) Ashley Irwin
Fine Arts (ARTS)  
French Studies (ARTS) Zakary Griffith
Germanic & Slavic Studies (ARTS)  
History (ARTS)

Russ Freure

Peace & Conflict Studies (ARTS)  
Philosophy (ARTS)

Samantha Lynne Sargent

Political Science (ARTS) Jacqueline Harber
Psychology (ARTS) Michelle Ashburner 
Public Service (ARTS) Sharon Kashani
Religious Studies (ARTS)  
Social Work (ARTS)  
Sociology (ARTS)  
Theological Studies (ARTS)  
Architecture (ENGR) Tanvi Kundiliwal
Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology MBET (ENGR)  
Chemical Engineering (ENGR)  
Civil & Environmental Engineering (ENGR) Oluremi Oyediji
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENGR) Takin Tadayon
Management Sciences (ENGR)  
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering (ENGR) Kissan Mistry
Systems Design Engineering (ENGR)  
Geography and Environmental Management GEM (ENV)  
Global Governance (ENV)

Clayton Dasilva

School of Environment, Enterprise & Development SEED (ENV)  
School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability SERS (ENV) Andrew Moraga
School of Planning (ENV) Brayden Wilson
Applied Mathematics (MATH)  
Combinatorics & Optimization (MATH)  
Computational Mathematics (MATH) Tuan Ahn Bui
Computer Science (MATH)  
Pure Mathematics (MATH)  
Statistics & Actuarial Science (MATH)  
Biology (SCI) Nikhil George
Biochemistry & Chemistry (SCI) Serxho Selman
Earth & Environmental Science (SCI) Grant Hagedorn
Physics & Astronomy (SCI) Jennifer Reid
Pharmacy (SCI) Heidi Fernandez

Vision Science / Optometry (SCI)

Amritha Stalin

Other Members

GSA Officers and Directors, and non-voting At-large councillors 

Role Name Term Ends
At-Large Councillor (Senator) Tia Driver Apr-19
At-Large Councillor (Senator) Max Salman Apr-20
At-Large Councillor (Senator) Linda Ogechi Iheme Apr-20
Officer (President) Naima Samuel Apr-19
Officer (Vice President) Stella Arthur Apr-19
Director (Chair of Board) Allison Sachs Apr-19
Director Emily Cyr Apr-20
Director Evan Andrews Apr-19
Director Sondra Eger Apr-19
Director Julia Goyal Apr-20
Director Norman Kearney Apr-19
Director Graham Mayberry Apr-20
Director Nicholas Revington Apr-20
Director Rebecca Stirling Apr-20
Council Resource Kevin MacKay Dec-19

Last updated on January 12, 2019.

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. 

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