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BIPOC Graduate Student Collective

BIPOC Graduate Student Collective

Launched in Winter 2021, the BIPOC Graduate Student Collective is a new virtual space that aims to:

  • Center the academic and social experience and needs of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour Graduate Students
  • To be a safe space for BIPOC LGBTQ2+ students
  • Foster intergenerational support and mentorship between faculty and students
  • Peer-to-peer support between graduate students and undergraduate student-led equity seeking groups
  • Professional and academic development
  • and more!

We are on Discord! Join us!

Check out our Discord channel for important updates and resources.

Please note that we will be moderating the servers to ensure that it’s a safe space.

Upcoming Events

May 11 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm

While the conviction of Derek Chauvin last week for the murder of George Floyd was a welcome development, across Canada and the US, Anti-Asian and Anti-Black violence is on the rise. Moreover, Indigenous Peoples continue to experience the systematic violence of colonization. There is much to be done.

While so many of us work tirelessly to better our campuses and communities, we would all do well to remember that we are not in this struggle alone. Join us in solidarity on Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, for an informal community conversation. Come as you are. This event will take place on our Discord channel.

Drop-in & Chat Hours

Tuesdays @ 1:00pm-2:00pm

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


For more information, please contact: Aaron Francis, GSA Equity Coordinator, or Zabeen Khamisa, GSA Vice President of Communications,

Last Updated: April 29, 2021

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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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