GSEF funds a variety of student-led projects that aim to support and improve the experience of graduate students at the University of Waterloo. The following projects provide examples on the range and diversity of projects that can be funded by GSEF.
It Takes A Village
Purpose: It Takes A Village aimed to develop a sustainable ecosystem of support for UW graduate students of African descent through their educational and professional journey.
Items Funded: Zoom subscription, care package, website marketing, and brand development and design.
Kinesiology GSA Curling Bonspiel
Applicant: Kinesiology Graduate Student Association
Purpose: Students in the Department of Kinesiology had the chance to develop connections with their peers and learn a new sport after two years of pandemic restrictions.
Items Funded: Ice rental and instructor fee.
Balsillie School Community Garden
Applicant: Balsillie School Climate Action Committee
Purpose: This project aimed to offset food-related emissions, provide student access to healthy food options, and provide educational and ecotherapy opportunities.
Items Funded: Soil for garden boxes.
Glitch Unsilent Night 2019
Purpose: An interactive design installation that reveals alternative timelines of the city through projection mapping during Unsilent Night 2019 in Cambridge.
Items Funded: Projects, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, set-up cost
14th Annual Industrial/Organizational & Organizational Behaviour (IO/OB) Student Conference
Purpose: Annual student-run conference focused on disseminating research and network for Industrial/Organizational psychology and organizational behaviour graduate students in the southwestern Ontario region.
Items Funded: Lunch and venue
Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference
Applicant: Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Graduate Students’ Society (WINGSS)
Purpose: Hosted a graduate student-specific panel discussion at the Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference on November 23rd and 24th 2019 at the Quantum Nano Centre.
Items Funded: Food, accommodations and transportation (for invited speakers)