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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. 


Update to GSA-UW By-Laws

Nov 29, 2021

The Board of Directors have approved a change to the GSA-UW By-Laws in their November 16 Board meeting. At the request of The Council, the Board changed By-Law #7 (Council), by striking sections 7.2.0 …

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GSA Council Endorses FAUW Open Letter to UWaterloo about Mandatory Vaccination for On-campus Activity

Aug 19, 2021

The GSA-UW Council has voted in favour of endorsing the FAUW open letter calling on the University of Waterloo to mandate COVID-19 vaccines on campus. Read the full letter on the FAUW website:

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Aug 19, 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 …

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Upcoming Events


Holiday Feast

It's the holiday season! To celebrate, the Graduate House will be offering a Holiday Feast for our lunch feature. Your choice of vegan or roasted chicken entree (halal), two sides and a hot chocolate for only $5 for graduate …

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End of the Year Treat, Gingerbread Houses!

Register to pick up a gingerbread house at the Graduate House! We wish you happy holidays and hope that you enjoy the fun of building your own gingerbread house! Valid WATCard and registration are required to …

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BIPOC Collective Virtual Drop-in Hours

We’re here with you. Join us during our drop-in hours on our Discord Channel if you’re looking for some support, or just want to take a break and chat.

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Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo

General Office Hours

President's Office Hours


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

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we 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. We acknowledge that we work on these territories as beneficiaries of settler colonialism. We also acknowledge that members of our UWaterloo community live on Indigenous territories around the world.

This statement is only a small step in the process of reconciliation. Decolonization requires systemic change. The GSA-UW is committed to this effort.

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