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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. 


Statement on Graduate House Winter 2021 Closure

Nov 26, 2020

After considerable discussion, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) has decided that the Graduate House will be closed for the Winter 2021 term. To that end, the Graduate House fee will not be collected until further …

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Support For On-Campus Ombudsperson

Nov 9, 2020

To our campus community,The Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) is committed to advocating for the continuous improvement of the academic and social experience of University of Waterloo graduate students. To that end, the GSA—in …

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Support for Mandatory Mental Wellness Training for Teaching Assistants

Oct 8, 2020

To our campus community, Although some graduate students are provided with teaching assistant (TA) training prior to becoming TAs at the University of Waterloo, an important gap exists: this training does not include sufficient mental wellness …

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Upcoming Events


FYI with GSI (Fund Your Initiative with Graduate Student Initiatives Funding)

Enhancing the graduate student experience through an academic or social initiative can be rewarding, especially during a time when we’re mainly remote. Through this session you’ll receive GSI application tips (including how to make initiatives …

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Organize UW Faculty Discussion Series on Unionization: Applied Health Sciences

Guests from all three departments will give brief remarks identifying workplace issues in the faculty and outlining the role of unions to address them. Then the floor will be open for discussion, including questions and …

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Graduation Student Association - University of Waterloo

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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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