Friday, January 24, 2020

Seeking applications and nominations for GSA President 2020-21

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 President. Qualified candidates are invited to apply by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WUSA & GSA Approve Expansions to Mental Health Coverage

By: Seneca Velling, VP Operations & Finance (WUSA); Naima Samuel, President (GSA)

We’re excited to announce additional mental health supports under your WUSA/GSA Health Plan coverage! The expanded coverage will make it easier for students to access mental health services where and when you need it, and from an increased number of licenses health practitioners.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

UWaterloo Graduate Student Association Statement on Student Choice Initiative Court Ruling

On November 21, 2019, the Student Choice initiative (SCI) was struck down in a Divisional Court of Ontario ruling.

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UWaterloo is pleased to see the provincial courts recognize the rights of students to organize and the autonomy of post-secondary academic institutions more broadly. However, we expect the Government of Ontario to seek an appeal – meaning that the SCI may yet return.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Updates to the Policy Registry

The GSA Board of Directors has approved new proposed changes to the policy registry.

The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:

On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 passed first-reading.

On September 17, 2019, changes to EL-9 passed first-reading.

With 30 days for feedback from Council, the Board will revisit the above policies in November.

The GSA Board of Directors has also approved new policy actions.

On October 15, 2019, changes were approved to BM-5.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Updates to the Policy Registry

The GSA Board of Directors has approved new proposed changes to the policy registry.

The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:
On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 passed first-reading.
On September 17, 2019, changes to EL-9 and BM-5 passed first-reading.

With 30 days for feedback from Council, the Board will revisit these policies in October.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Updates to the Policy Registry

The GSA Board of Directors has approved new changes to the policy registry.

The following items have passed second reading by the Board of Directors and Council:

On June 25, 2019, changes were approved to EL-9, EL-15, GP-1, GP-4, and GP-12.

On July 16, 2019, changes were approved to GP-13 and BM-5.

These changes are now reflected in the online policy registry.

The following items have passed first reading by the Board of Directors:

On July 16, 2019, changes to GP-2 advanced to second-reading.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Government Funding Changes and GSA Fees

As the official representative of graduate students on all campuses at the University of Waterloo, the GSA offers great initiatives to improve the academic and social experience of all graduate students. 

What we do:

Friday, June 14, 2019

GSA-UW's Statement on the Student Choice Initiative

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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

GSA 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 date of appointment to the AGM in April 2020.

Specifically, the following skills would be assets:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Job 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.


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.

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