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Community & Resources

The GSA-UW serves graduate students and works to enhance the quality of their academic and social experience and promote their well-being. In this effort, the GSA-UW draws on the strengths of graduate students to conduct research, identify the social, financial, academic, environmental, and physiological barriers facing them, and envision a future for graduate education that is more accessible and equitable.

Community

Guest blog posts from and for international students.

new virtual space for BIPOC graduate students. Join the community on Discord!

Affiliated Departmental GSAs creating community for graduate students in their respective departments.

Join our Discord to connect with other graduate students, ask questions, and stay updated for events & on-campus part-time jobs!

Advocacy Initiatives

The GSA Equity Strategy, supported by the Equity Coordinator, is now entering Phase 2. See progress and accomplishments of this work.

On this webpage, we provide information for students looking for housing, and about the GSA’s advocacy for affordable housing in Waterloo Region.

This fund aims to nominate local organizations in the Waterloo Region to be recipients of a modest donation.

The GSA Council has endorsed the formation of a union to represent graduate student teaching and research assistants and sessional instructors.

The GSA-UW is committed to advocating for the continuous improvement of the academic and social experience of graduate students. To that end, the GSA is advocating for the creation of an independent, on-campus ombudsperson position.

Research

The GSA-UW periodically issues research contracts, holds referenda, and distributes surveys, all to incorporate the voice of graduate students into the work of the GSA.

Reports written by student researchers on topics of interest to GSA advocacy.

Questions and decisions posed to the whole graduate student body.

Resources

This page offers important resources for better acquainting yourself with the graduate student worker position. 

Last Updated: July 28, 2022

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