Graduate Student Relations Committee

This Committee is a forum for communication between representatives of graduate student and senior University officers with responsibility for student relations and student life.

They inform campus-wide efforts to implement goals related to student engagement and review and recommend to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost new incidental fees and changes to existing incidental fees assessed to graduate students except for fees determined by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and except for fees prescribed by contractual agreements between the University and the GSA.  The Committee also prepares recommendations to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost on changes to the Teaching Assistant rates, the Research Assistant rates and PhD funding. 

The Committee receives for information and comment proposed changes in tuition and co-op fees and is consulted on policies (Class Z) that are developed, or amended that affect undergraduate students.

There are two alternating Chairs of the Graduate Student Relations Committees – the Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and President of the Graduate Student Association.

The Secretary to the Committee is Tim Weber-Kraljevski

This Committee meets monthly and minutes of these meetings are confidential to the Committee.

Graduate Student Relations Committee - Membership

Members 2023-2024

Last updated: 1 May 2023

University administration

Position Name
Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affair Jeff Casello [Co-Chair]
Associate Vice-President, Faculty Planning and Policy Christine McWebb
Associate Provost, Students Chris Read

Graduate students

Position Name
President, Graduate Student Association Neela Hassan [Co-Chair]

Vice-President, Administration

Esteban Salazar

Vice-President, Advocacy

Murtoza Manzur

International Student Coordinator

Fatim Maiga

Council Representative

Dean Eaton

Special members*

Position Name
Dean, Faculty of Health Lili Liu
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Arts Anna Esselment
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Science Martin Ross

Resource

Position Name
Assistant Director, Institutional Analysis and Planning Jana Carson
Director, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Marianne Simm
Associate Provost, Institutional Data Analysis & Planning Allan Starr [Special resource]*

 

*Note: Special Members and Special Resources attend meetings and participate in discussions related to changes to the TA rate, the recommended RA rate, and required minimum PhD funding only


Chairs: Alternating between the Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and the President, Graduate Student Association, University of Waterloo

Graduate Student Relations Committee - Meeting dates

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Date  Time Location
Tuesday 12 September 2023 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3308
Tuesday 3 October 2023 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Wednesday 22 November 2023 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Tuesday 5 December 2023 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Tuesday 9 January 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3308
Tuesday 23 January 2024 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Needles Hall 3308
Tuesday 6 February 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Tuesday 5 March 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Tuesday 2 April 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Tuesday 7 May 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318
Tuesday 4 June 2024 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Needles Hall 3318

*These meetings will continue to be offered remotely until further notice. Upon return to the University of Waterloo, we will assign room numbers in Needles Hall and confirm through an email to the committee members.