University-Wide Committees

Graduate students serve on university-level committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact the GSA President.

University Board Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Board of Governors Max Salman Apr-20
Linda Ogechi Iheme Apr-20
Board Executive Committee Linda Ogechi Iheme Apr-20
Board Buildings & Properties Committee Max Salman Apr-20

University Senate Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Senate GSA President (ex-officio) Apr-19
Vivek Unnithan April-21
Julia Goyal April-21
Max Salman Apr-20
Linda Ogechi Iheme Apr-20
Senate Executive Committee GSA President Apr-20
Vivek Unnithan Apr-20
Senate Finance Committee Linda Ogechi Iheme Apr-20
Senate Long Range Planning Committee Max Salman Apr-20

Senate Committee for Honorary Degrees

Julia Goyal Apr-20
Senate Graduate and Research Council GSA President (ex-officio) Apr-20
Daniel Martel (AHS) Apr-21
Lauren Meliss Holt (ARTS) Apr-21
Alexander Mercado (ENV) Apr-20
Kareem Tarek Mostafa (ENG) Apr-21
Dmitrii Marin (MATH) Apr-21
Max Salman (SCI) Apr-21
University Committee on Student Appeals Filled by Undergraduate (AHS)  
Filled by Undergraduate (ARTS)  
Robert Bruce (ENV) Apr-20
Filled by Undergraduate (ARTS)  
Dmitrii Marin (MATH) Apr-21
Filled by Undergraduate (ARTS)  

Student Relations and Policy Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Graduate Student Relations Committee GSA President (ex-officio and Co-chair) Apr-20
Trubal Jasmathbhai Goti Apr-20
Masa Torbica Apr-20
Brayden Wilson Apr-20
GSA Vice-President Apr-20
Student Services Advisory Committee GSA President (ex-officio) Apr-20
Michelle Liu Apr-20
Graduate Student Support Advisory Committee Naima Samuel Apr-20
Vacant Apr-20
Jacob Terry Apr-20
Policy 30 Drafting Committee Naima Samuel Apr-20
Jennifer Reid Apr-20
Robert Bruce Apr-20
Policy 33 Review Committee Naima Samuel Apr-20
Policy 42 Review Committee GSA Vice President Apr-20
Julia Goyal Apr-20
Policy 70-72 Review Committee Naima Samuel Apr-20

University-wide Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Provost’s Advisory Committee on Timetabling Naima Samuel Apr-20
Provost Advisory Committee on Equity Vacant Apr-20
Space Information Advisory Group Jacob Terry Apr-20
IT Advisory Board Jacob Terry Apr-20
Copyright Advisory Committee  Vacant Apr-20
President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability  Vacant Apr-20
Engagement Working Group of President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability    
Academic Working Group of President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability    
Advisory Committee on Traffic Violations and Parking Naima Samuel Apr-20
Research Ethics and Integrity Advisory Committee Clement Afari Dec-21
Alex Walker Nov-20
Working Group on Sexual and Gender Diversity LGBTTTQQIPA+ Vacant Apr-20
Graduate Professional Skills Working Group Vacant Apr-20
Course Evaluation Project Team Vacant Apr-20
Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team Arnold Kwok Until completion
Matthew Robbins Until completion
University Tenure and Promotion Committee Robert Bruce Apr-20
Joint Health and Safety Committee Vacant Apr-20
Appeal Committee on Traffic and Parking Vacant Apr-20
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and Education Naima Samuel Apr-19
Kevin McKay Dec-19
Human Research Ethics Committee Olivia Tong Apr-20
Michael Paris Apr-20
Open Scholarship Committee Naima Samuel Apr-20
Teaching and Learning Space Committee Christopher Bell Apr-20
Reunion Committee Vacant Apr-20
Healthy Workplace Committee Tracey Beirness Oct-19
AccessAbility Committee Vacant Apr-20
HeforShe Committee Cameron Smith Aug-22
Thrive Planning Committee GSA Vice President Apr-20
Sanitary Hygiene Product Dispenser Committee Vacant Apr-20
Animal Care Committee Heather Ikert Feb-21
Vacant Apr-2-
Graduate Supervision Task Force Vinurshan Selvaratnam Until Completion
Laura McCrackin Until Completion

Awards Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Online Teaching and Online Course Design Award Evaluation Committee Vacant Apr-20
Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision Committee  Vacant Apr-20
Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student GSA Vice President Apr-20
Naima Samuel Apr-20
Distinguished Teaching Awards GSA Vice President Apr-20
Wanis Nafo Dec-20
President's Impact Awards Committee  Naima Samuel Apr-20

Faculty-level Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Arts Faculty Council Serena McDiarmid Aug-19
Sharon Kashani Aug-19
Engineering Faculty Council  Frederick Cheng Dec-20
Parvin Adelia Dec-20
Arts Faculty Tribunal Ryan Christopher Yeung    
Sara Marsh  
Dean of Science Nominating Committee Max Salman Until Dissolved
Dean of Environment Nominating Committee Q Chen Until Dissolved
Dean of Engineering Nominating Committee Jacob Terry Until Dissolved
Dean of Mathematics Nominating Committee Daniel Matheson Until Dissolved
Science Faculty Council Matthew Robbins Apr-20
Amir Hosein Sadeghi Isfahani Apr-20

Last updated on May 31, 2019.


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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