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.  Naima’s research is focused on educational tourism. Prior to enrolling at University of Waterloo, Naima worked 5 years in South Korea as a manager of international programs and strategic planning.

Portrait of Stella Arthur.

Stella Arthur


I am excited for this opportunity to serve our graduate student community through inspired advocacy, exemplary leadership and assisting the president in creatively executing initiatives that advance the ends of our organization.

Portrait of Evan Andrews.

Evan Andrews


Evan Andrews is a doctoral candidate in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo.  Evan would bring extensive leadership, planning, and committee experience to the GSA.  He leads two research groups at the University of Waterloo that brings together networks of students and faculty tha

Portrait of Emily Cyr.

Emily Cyr

Director (Deputy Chair of Board)

As a PhD candidate in Psychology, I am devoted to three broad aims: academic research, mentorship and knowledge translation, and service to my community.

Sondra Eger portrait

Sondra Eger


I am currently enrolled in a Social and Ecological Sustainability PhD program within the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS). My PhD involves working to develop principles and strategies for governing human exploitation of natural resources, specifically targeted to enhance the management and conservation of coastal and marine systems in Canada.

Portait of Julia Goyal

Julia Goyal


I am a second year Masters student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS). My research focuses on the health and safety of Airbnb hosts and guests.

Norman Kearney wearing a grey shirt.

Norman Kearney


Norman is a PhD candidate in his fourth year. His interdisciplinary research focuses on ecological identity as a key leverage point for sustainability transformations, defined as system-level changes that promote social and ecological sustainability. Norman has been working with the GSA in several roles since 2016.

Portrait of Graham Mayberry.

Graham Mayberry


​I am a PhD student in Kinesiology studying Biomechanics, with a focus on furthering our understanding of mechanisms related to the development of low back pain. It is my goal to take my research and effect change through modifications in workplace design and lifestyle.​

Portrait of Nick Revington.

Nick Revington


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

Portrait of Allison Sachs.

Allison Sachs

Director (Chair of Board)

Allison Sachs is a masters student whose vision for the future of the University of Waterloo is one of greater respect for those whose transience makes them vulnerable, particularly graduate students and post docs.

Portrait of Rebeca Stirling.

Rebecca Stirling


I am a 2nd year Masters student in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department researching glacial entrainment mechanisms and dispersal processes in complex glacial regions.  I volunteered for almost two decades in non-profit organizations and student associations, and worked in a professional capacity in ind

Portrait of Somto Udegbunam.

Somtochukwu Udegbunam

Executive Support Staff

Udegunam Somtochukwu (Somto) , is a masters in engineering student at the Department of Chemical Engineering. Serving as the Support Specialist for Graduate Students to facilitate growth and development across all Unit Associations.

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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