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The Graduate Student Association (GSA) Council is the body responsible for determining the policies and official positions of the GSA as they relate to academic and political representation of Waterloo Graduate Students. Its operations are regulated by GSA By-Law 7. All Councillors are graduate students from The University of Waterloo; the membership of Council is as follows:

  • Chair of Council, Christopher Van Bommel
  • the GSA Directors
  • the GSA Officers
  • one representative from each department and unit association
  • non-voting At-large councillors appointed by Council

 GSA Council representatives list

Faculty Department Name
Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Kinesiology

William Chung

AHS Recreation & Leisure Studies Vinurshan Selvaratnam
AHS Social Work  
Arts Accounting & Finance Allan Wang
Arts Public Issues Anthropology  
Arts Classical Studies  
Arts (Stratford) Digital Experience Innovation  
Arts Economics  
Arts English Language & Literature Ashley Irwin
Arts Fine Arts  
Arts French Studies Zach Griffith
Arts Germanic & Slavic Studies  
Arts History

Russ Freure

Arts Peace & Conflict Studies  
Arts Philosophy

Lynn Sargent

Arts Political Science Jacqueline Harber
Arts Psychology Michelle Ashburner
Arts Master of Public Service Sharon Kashani
Arts Religious Studies  
Arts Sociology & Legal Studies  
Engineering Architecture Tanvi Kundiliwal
Engineering Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET)  
Engineering Chemical Engineering Archisman Ray
Engineering Civil & Environmental Remi Oyediji
Engineering Electrical & Computer  Takin Tadayon
Engineering Management Sciences Alison Jennings
Engineering Mechanical & Mechatronics  Kissan Mistry
Engineering Systems Design  Mei Lin Chen
Environment Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) Aravind Kundurpi
Environment Global Governance

Clay Dasilva

Environment School of Environment, Enterprise & Development (SEED)  
Environment School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability (SERS) Andrew Moraga
Environment School of Planning Brayden Wilson
Mathematics Applied Mathematics

Josh Thompson

Mathematics Combinatorics & Optimization  
Mathematics School of Computer Science Elena Kwan
Mathematics Pure Mathematics John Michael  Sawatzky
Mathematics Statistics & Actuarial Science Danqiao Guo
Science Biology Nikhil George
Science Chemistry Serxho Selman
Science Earth & Environmental Science Grant Hagedorn
Science Physics & Astronomy Jennifer Reid
Science Pharmacy Heidi Fernandez
Science Vision Science (Optometry) Amritha Stalin
Theology Catholic Thought  
Theology Theological Studies  
Group or Area Position Name
  At-Large Councillor  
  At-Large Councillor                       
Council resource GSA General Manager

Kevin MacKay

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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