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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. 


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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AGM 2021 Results

May 11, 2021

All resolutions were passed at GSA’s Annual General Meeting held online on April 8, 2021.MNP LLP was re-appointed as auditors of the Association for the current fiscal year.All by-lawschanges were confirmed by the Association’s members.All Officer appointments …

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Upcoming Events


Spooky Bingo

We’re bringing back a Graduate House classic, but with a wicked twist. Spooky Bingo! Spooky Bingo will be hosted by graduate student organizers of OrganizeUW. Join us at the Graduate House for a night of spooky union …

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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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