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Graduate Student Association

University of Waterloo


The Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) was founded in 1964 and is the official representative of graduate students at UWaterloo. As such, we are here to provide graduate students at UWaterloo with academic support, a social community, mental and physical health supports, legal aid, as well as advocacy and representation. We actively promote and represent graduate student interests to the university administration and all levels of government. Our work and services are designed to enhance the academic and social experience of graduate students at UWaterloo. Explore our website and learn more about the governance structure of the GSA-UW, our comprehensive policies, the range of services we offer, social events we host, and more! If you have any questions and/or require our support, please contact us at any time and we’d be happy to assist you. 



Apr 18, 2022

Health Plan, Dental Plan, and Legal Protection Program Opt ins/opt outs for Health Plan, Dental Plan, and Legal Protection Program are managed by Studentcare and more information about their opt out program can be found on …

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AGM 2022 Results

Apr 15, 2022

The following is an update on resolutions discussed at the GSA’s Annual General Meeting held online on April 13, 2022. By-Law Changes: Changes to By-Law #3 were approved.Changes to By-Law #4 were approved.Changes to By-Law #7 were approved. Changes …

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Nomination request for two graduate student representatives on UWaterloo Senate, 2022

Feb 24, 2022

University of Waterloo is seeking nominations for two upcoming graduate student vacancies on Senate. Graduate Student Senators serve alongside senior campus administration in order to review and create bylaws, and establish committees and …

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Upcoming Events


Faculty Orientation – Science

We welcome new and current graduate students to come meet new and old faces within your faculty. Join us at the Graduate House for free pizza and a drink of your choice (while supplies last) …

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Karaoke Night @ Graduate House

Bring your friends or meet new friends as all of you sing along to favorite hits or belt out to any song at your request! 

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Live Music with Graeme Zinck @ Graduate House

Come drop by to enjoy some live music while you meet new folks, enjoy food, and drink some local craft beer. Graeme is a fellow UW graduate student and a local musician. 

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