Norman Kearney

Director

NormanPortrait of Norman Kearney. 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. In these roles, Norman introduced several changes, including: a data- and member-driven process for developing advocacy positions; a more inclusive and advocacy-based process for developing the annual budget; increased financial and political accountability of the GSA and its officials; a more efficient staff structure that will increase outreach, advocacy, and service output; and, a fund to support social and academic initiatives by graduate students.

Norman is diplomatic yet unafraid to advocate for improvements in the financial, academic, and social conditions of graduate students. As a director, he intends to focus on advocacy, seeing through and building on the changes that he introduced this year, and improving the Graduate House.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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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