Portrait of Robert Bruce, GSA President.

Robert Bruce

GSA President

Having completed his Master of Arts in Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Robert has come to the University of Waterloo to pursue a Master of Environmental Studies in the School of Planning.

Portrait of Max Salman.

Max Salman

GSA Vice President

Max Salman is the Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at the University of Waterloo. He is a returning officer to the GSA-UW previously having served as the External Affairs Officer (Ontario) where he advocated on behalf of graduate students on a federal and provincial level.

Norman Kearney seated on steep stairs by a blue building.

Norman M. Kearney

Student Affairs Officer

Norman is a third-year PhD candidate in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability. Previously he studied at the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University (MA Political Economy) and at McMaster University (BA Philosophy & Political Science).

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

Julie Cook

Julie Cook


Julie Cook is a PhD candidate in Social and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the social and behavioural change aspects of environmental sustainability.

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.

Amanda Joynt

Amanda Joynt


Amanda is a doctoral candidate of Human Geography in the Faculty of Environment. Previously, Amanda chaired the student advisory council for the Masters of Development Practice (MDP), facilitating members across six continents and forty MDP programs to ensure student and alumni voices were engaged in the development of the graduate degree.

Portrait of Norman Kearney.

Norman Kearney


Norman is a second year PhD student in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability. In 2016-2017, Norman was the Student Affairs Officer, the Chair of the Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Graduate Student Association.

Portrait of Matthew Morison.

Matt Morison


I’m a 4th year PhD student in Geography within the Faculty of Environment. I have a long history of involvement with student advocacy and implementing progressive student policy from my undergraduate involvement in the University of Winnipeg Student Union and continuing with the Environment Graduate Students Association here at Waterloo.

Portrait of Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien


I am a Master's student in Kinesiology studying Neuroscience. My research is focusing on the acute effects of exercise on cognitive functioning. I hope to be able to expand the field by using new data analysis methods to extract more information out of the data that is collected.

Portrait of Allison Sachs.

Allison Sachs


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.

photo of serxho Selmani

Serxho Selmani


Serxho Selmani is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Chemistry. His research focuses on organic synthesis, liquid crystal alignment and carbon nanotube purification and alignment for use in electronic devices. He obtained his BSc. in Honours Chemistry at the University of Windsor.

Portrait of Ramy Tannous.

Ramy Tannous


I am a Masters student that started my studies in the fall of 2016 in Physics (Quantum Information). I had taken many leadership roles throughout my four years of undergraduate studies that I had done at the lovely University of Saskatchewan (U of S) completing my B.Sc.

Portrait of Beth Timmers.

Beth Timmers


I’m a PhD Candidate in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability studying sustainable food systems in low- and middle- income countries.

Portrait of Leicester Fung.

Leicester Fung

Events & Orientation Support Staff

I am a Masters student who’s enrolled in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. Before my arrival at the University of Waterloo, I obtained my Honours BSc. In Pharmacology and Biomedical Toxicology at the University of Toronto.

Portrait of Jithin John Matthews.

Jithin John Mathews

Governance Support Staff
After having completed an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering, Jithin took time off to travel extensively across Africa and Asia, before joining the University of Waterloo to pursue a postgraduate degree in Management Sciences.
Portrait of Saad Naseem.

Saad Naseem

Executive Support Staff

Saad Naseem is a graduate student of Chemical Engineering department at the University of Waterloo. He is providing research support to the GSA-UW President, working as part of the team to help represent Waterloo graduate students at all levels of government.

Portrait of Sajida Sultana

Sajida Sultana

Executive Support Staff

Sajida is currently enrolled in PhD program - Social and Ecological Sustainability, since September 2015 at School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo. She is also a member of “Environmental Change and Governance Group” (ECGG) group at University of Waterloo.

Portrait of Somto Udegbunam.

Somto Udegbunam

Unit Association 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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