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Our Commitment


We serve the graduate students of the University of Waterloo with dedication and commitment to enhance the quality of their academic and social experience and promote their well-being.



We envision a University where the interests of graduate students are protected, and their voices are heard; where graduate students are able to realize themselves optimally free from social, financial, academic, environmental, and physiological barriers.






Our Role

The Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) is the official representative of graduate students at the University of Waterloo.

The GSA actively promotes and represents graduate student interests to the university administration and all levels of government.

The GSA provides a number of services for graduate students, such as legal aid, income tax aid, supplementary health and dental plans, GRT bus pass, and student advising.

The GSA operates a club-house featuring food and bar service, supporting local suppliers, graduate student space, and entertainment.

We host on- and off-campus events, including family-friendly events. We also offer financial support for events organised by graduate student clubs and associations.

The GSA and the University of Waterloo have a Memorandum of Agreement that recognizes the GSA as the sole representative of graduate students and outlines the working relationship between the GSA and University of Waterloo.

Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo

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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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