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 Naima Samuel - GSA President (ex-officio)  
Vivek Unnithan April-21
Julia Goyal April-21
Max Salman Apr-20
Linda Ogechi Iheme Apr-20
Senate Executive Committee Naima Samuel (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 Naima Samuel - GSA President (ex-officio)  
Daniel Martel (AHS) Apr-21
Lauren Meliss Holt (ARTS) Apr-21
David Benjamin Billedeau (ENV) Apr-21
Kareem Tarek Mostafa (ENG) Apr-21
Dmitrii Marin (MATH) Apr-21
Max Salman (SCI) Apr-21
University Committee on Student Appeals Currently filled by Undergraduate (AHS)  
Currently filled by Undergraduate (ARTS)  
Robert Bruce (ENV) Apr-20
Currently filled by Undergraduate (ENG)  
Dmitrii Marin (MATH) Apr-21
Currently filled by Undergraduate (SCI)  

Student Relations and Policy Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Graduate Student Relations Committee Naima Samuel- GSA President (ex-officio and Co-chair)  
Trubal Jasmathbhai Goti Apr-20
Masa Torbica Apr-20
Michelle Liu Apr-20
David Benjamin Billedeau Apr-20
Student Services Advisory Committee Naima Samuel - GSA President (ex-officio) Apr-20
Michelle Liu Apr-20
Graduate Student Support Advisory Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Nathaniel Jared Smith Apr-20
Jacob Terry Apr-20
Policy 30 Drafting Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Jennifer Reid Apr-20
Robert Bruce Apr-20
Policy 33 Review Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Policy 70-72 Review Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20

University-wide Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Provost’s Advisory Committee on Timetabling Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Provost Advisory Committee on Equity Carrie Shorey Apr-20
Space Information Advisory Group Jacob Terry Apr-20
IT Advisory Board Jacob Terry Apr-20
Copyright Advisory Committee 

Naima Samuel (GSA President)

Apr-20
President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability  Nadwa Elbadri Apr-21
Climate and Energy Working Group of President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Nathaniel Jared Smith

Until Completion

Advisory Committee on Traffic Violations and Parking Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Research Ethics and Integrity Advisory Committee Clement Afari Dec-21
Alex Walker Nov-20
Working Group on Sexual and Gender Diversity LGBTTTQQIPA+ Yuqing Xie Apr-20
Graduate Professional Skills Working Group Amir Hosein Sadeghi Isfahani Apr-20
Course Evaluation Project Team Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team Arnold Kwok Until completion
Matthew Robbins Until completion
University Tenure and Promotion Committee Twesh Upadhyaya Apr-20
Joint Health and Safety Committee Monika Snowdon Apr-20
Appeal Committee on Traffic and Parking Ifeanyi Okwuchi Apr-20
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and Education Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Kevin McKay  Dec-19
Human Research Ethics Committee Midori Nishioka Dec-20
Michael Paris Aug-20
Clinical Research Ethics Committee Olivia Tong Aug-20
Open Scholarship Committee Rebecca MacAlpine Apr-20
Teaching and Learning Space Committee Christopher Bell Apr-20
Reunion Committee Tobin Racicot Apr-20
Healthy Workplace Committee Ashley Ryan Apr-20
AccessAbility Committee Fatima Suleiman Apr-20
HeforShe Committee Cameron Smith Aug-22
Thrive Planning Committee Ashley Ryan Apr-20
Animal Care Committee Heather Ikert Feb-22
Shawna Semple Feb-21
Graduate Supervision Task Force Christina Akuyie Appah Until Completion
Laura McCrackin Until Completion

Awards Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Online Teaching and Online Course Design Award Evaluation Committee Amir Hosein Sadeghi Isfahani Apr-20
Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision Committee  Rebecca Stirling Apr-20
Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-president) Apr-20
Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Distinguished Teaching Awards David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-president) Apr-20
Wanis Nafo Dec-20
President's Impact Awards Committee  Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20

Faculty-level Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Arts Faculty Council Serena McDiarmid Aug-19
Sharon Kashani Aug-19
Engineering Faculty Council  Cyrus Fiori Dec-20
Parvin Adelia Dec-20
Arts Faculty Tribunal Ryan Christopher Yeung Aug-20  
Sara Marsh Aug-20
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

External Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
Unsanctioned Public Gatherings Task Force Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Town and Gown Multi-Agency Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Community Cohesion Working Group Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Town and Gown Community Safety and Wellness Sub-committee David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President) Apr-20
Town and Gown Talent Retention Sub-committee  David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President) Apr-20
Post-Secondary Collaborative Large Group David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President) Apr-20

Special Projects Committees

Committee Graduate Representative Term Ends
SLC/PAC Expansion Project Team
Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Samantha Hossack Apr-20
SSO Student Advisory Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
One Stop Shop Steering  Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Committee on Student Mental Health Ashley Ryan Apr-20
Meghan Kathleen Crouch Until Completion
Student Experience Project Team Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Cannabis Legalization Campus Impact Group Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey  Promotions Working Group David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President) Apr-20
Orientation Planning Committee David Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President) Apr-20
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and Education Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Kevin McKay Dec-19
Fair Trade Working Group Kevin McKay Dec-19
Fall Break Project Taskforce Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Orientation Steering Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Academic Integrity Advisory Committee Naima Samuel (GSA President) Apr-20
Wellness Collaborative Ashley Ryan Apr-20
Teghan Barton Apr-20
Verification of Illness Form Working Group  Ashley Ryan Apr-20
Library Student Advisory Committee Sara Drisdelle Apr-20

Last updated on November 13, 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. 


Final Report on Student Mental Health

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