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 Term Ends
Kinesiology (AHS)

William Chung

April 30, 2019

Recreation & Leisure Studies (AHS) Vinurshan Selvaratnam April 30, 2019
School of Public Health and Health Systems (AHS) Amanda Parker September 15, 2019
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 April 30, 2019
Fine Arts (ARTS)    
French Studies (ARTS) Zakary Griffith April 30, 2019
Germanic & Slavic Studies (ARTS)    
History (ARTS)

Russ Freure

April 30, 2019
Peace & Conflict Studies (ARTS)    
Philosophy (ARTS)

Samantha Lynne Sargent

September 30, 2019

Political Science (ARTS) Jacqueline Harber April 30, 2019
Psychology (ARTS) Cam Smith April 30, 2020
Public Service (ARTS) Sharon Kashani April 30, 2019
Religious Studies (ARTS)    
Social Work (ARTS)    
Sociology (ARTS)    
Theological Studies (ARTS)    
Architecture (ENGR) Tanvi Kundiliwal April 30, 2019
Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology MBET (ENGR)    
Chemical Engineering (ENGR) Prabhjot Kaur Bhogal December 31, 2019
Civil & Environmental Engineering (ENGR) Tamanna Kabir April 30, 2020
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ENGR) Takin Tadayon April 30, 2019
Management Sciences (ENGR)    
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering (ENGR) Kissan Mistry April 30, 2019
Systems Design Engineering (ENGR) Ifeanyi Okwuchi August 31, 2019
Geography and Environmental Management GEM (ENV) Nataša Popović November 30, 2019
Global Governance (ENV)

Annie Kim

April 30, 2020
School of Environment, Enterprise & Development SEED (ENV) Monica Mic December 31, 2019
School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability SERS (ENV) Andrew Moraga May 1, 2019
School of Planning (ENV) Brayden Wilson December 31, 2019
Applied Mathematics (MATH)    
Combinatorics & Optimization (MATH) Christopher van Bommel August 31, 2019
Computational Mathematics (MATH) Tuan Ahn Bui April 5, 2019
Computer Science (MATH) Sajed Haque August 31, 2019
Pure Mathematics (MATH)    
Statistics & Actuarial Science (MATH)    
Biology (SCI) Nikhil George July 31, 2019
Biochemistry & Chemistry (SCI) Serxho Selman April 30, 2019
Earth & Environmental Science (SCI) Jillian Kendrick December 31, 2019
Physics & Astronomy (SCI) Jennifer Reid October 14, 2019
Pharmacy (SCI) Heidi Fernandez August 31, 2019

Vision Science / Optometry (SCI)

Richard Donkor April 1, 2020

Other Members

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

Role Name Term Ends
At-Large Councillor (Senator) Max Salman April 30, 2020
At-Large Councillor (Senator) Linda Ogechi Iheme April 30, 2020
Officer (President) Naima Samuel April 30, 2020
Director Evan Andrews April 30, 2020
Director Nicholas Revington April 30, 2020
Director Rebecca Stirling April 30, 2020
Director (Interim) Isidora Gievski-Sidorovska April 30, 2020
Council Resource Kevin MacKay  
Council Resource Tracey Beirness  

Last updated on March 16, 2019.

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