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.
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.
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.