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. 


UWaterloo Commitments to Grad Students

Jun 11, 2020

The Graduate Student Association (GSA-UW) represents all graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Over the past few months, we have been engaging with our membership through surveys (e.g., the Vital Signs Survey and COVID-19 …

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Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism

Jun 3, 2020

The recent killing of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department has set off a series of protests across the world. It is important to acknowledge that acts of racially motivated violence and …

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GRT to provide UPass opt-in exception for Spring 2020 term

Jun 1, 2020

With COVID-19 disrupting many of our plans, your WUSA and GSA worked with the Region to secure the UPass program on an opt-in basis for spring term. This program had been suspended due to the …

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Upcoming Events


Virtual Trivia Night

Join us on Thursday July 2nd at 7:00 pm as we go live on our Instagram (@gsa.uwaterloo) to host a Canada themed trivia! Test your knowledge of history, geography, music, movies, sports, food, and more!Here's …

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Graduation Student Association - University of Waterloo

General Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday By appointment only
  • Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

President's Office Hours


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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