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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. 


Council Letter Regarding the Graduate Student Unionization Drive

Jan 28, 2021

To our graduate student body, This July the GSA-UW Council voted to support the student-led unionization effort ‘OrganizeUW’ by sharing information and educating the student community about the union drive. In the interest of enabling a …

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Jan 5, 2021

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 their website. All UWaterloo Graduate Students who have …

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Increased Financial Supports for Graduate Students in Winter 2021

Dec 3, 2020

The Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) has been working with on-campus partners to increase financial supports for graduate students during the ongoing pandemic. In the Spring 2020 term, the GSA-UW partnered with Graduate Studies and …

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Upcoming Events


International Student Hangout

Are you an international graduate student wanting to meet other students and are looking for a space to hangout? Come to our session and we’ll leave it up to the group to play games like …

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Around the World Digital Quilt

Whether you're studying remotely in another city, country, or locally in the Waterloo region, join us in making our very first grad student digital quilt! DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 30! Instructions: Step 1: Start thinking about a …

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Canadian Nature Escape Room – April 16 to May 17

This event is part of the GRADventure Professional Skills Conference. Visit the conference webpage for a full schedule of events. Interested in learning about the animals and plants you might come across in the forest? Take a …

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Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo

General Office Hours

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University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G1

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. 

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