Tri-University Graduate Student Association (TUGSA)

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TUGSA purpose

The Tri-University Graduate Student Association (TUGSA) was established in 2007 to help bring together the graduate students from the three universities of the Tri-University Graduate Program in History. Our organization has three primary goals:

  • foster student community
  • maintain communication among the three departments and their students
  • strengthen the connections among the three universities. 

We hold a variety of different social and academic events throughout the year that rotate between Waterloo and Guelph, providing every student with an equal opportunity to participate in the growth and success of the Tri-University student community.

2021-22 TUGSA Presidents

University of Guelph

Christos Floros head shot, white background

Christos Floros studies Cold War sports history at the University of Guelph. His doctoral research examines the connection between basketball successes and the cultural evolution of societies in Southeastern Europe during the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Christos enjoys travelling, watching documentaries, and playing poker. 

Wilfrid Laurier University

Michelle Johnston head shot, white background

Michelle Johnston studies 20th Century American social and cultural history at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her dissertation is about death in the history of Rock and Roll. Outside of work, she also enjoys live music, dinners with friends, and Nintendo.

University of Waterloo

Mallory Davies head shot, autumn leaves in background

Mallory Davies studies Canadian history, history of education, family and gender history at the University of Waterloo. Her doctoral research examines teen mothers’ integration into public education from the 1970s to the present in Canada. Mallory likes to crochet, read across a variety of genres, test out pie recipes, and spending time outdoors.