Portrait of Naima Samuel.

Naima N. Samuel

President & CEO

Naima Samuel is an MA student in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. Prior to enrolling at University of Waterloo, Naima worked 5 years in South Korea as a manager of international programs and strategic planning.

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David Billedeau


David Billedeau is a PhD student in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo – with a research focus on corporate social responsibility. Professionally, David has significant experience in government relations and policy development.

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Rebecca Stirling

Chair of Board

Rebecca (she/her) is an MSc candidate in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department. Her research in the Northwest Territories (NWT) looks at controls of bedrock relief and sediment thickness on ice flow and dispersion in glaciated terrain. Currently, Rebecca is the GSA Board Chair.

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Tyler Hampton

Director - Board Corporate Secretary

Tyler (he/him) is a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is a student in the Collaborative Water Program and serves as chair of the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section.

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Nick Revington


As a PhD Candidate in the School of Planning, I currently represent graduate planners on the Faculty of Environment Council.

Kareem Mostafa

Kareem Mostafa


Coming all the way from the land of the Pyramids, Kareem has obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.


Daniel Grimmer


Daniel Grimmer is a PhD student in the Physics department specializing in quantum information with a passion for leadership and governance. He holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering-Physics and Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma

Jennifer Reid

Jennifer Reid


Jennifer Reid is a doctoral candidate in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo. Her research focus is measuring the thermal conductivity of novel materials. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Physics from the University of Waterloo (2016).

Dmitrii Marin

Dmitrii Marin


Dmitrii is a PhD candidate at the School of Computer Science. His research is focused on optimization methods in computer vision.

Twesh Upadhyaya

Twesh Upadhyaya


Twesh has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve in one of the vacant Director seats until the April 2020 Annual General Meeting

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Zabeen Khamisa

Director - Communications & Events

Zabeen is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies. Her research interests include religion and socio-political movements, Sikhism in North America, digital religion, the sociology and anthropology of religion, and cultural economics.

Final Report on Student Mental Health

Final Report on Student Mental Health.

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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