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Volunteer Opportunites

Board of Directors

Second Call for Nominations: Open JULY 16 - AUGUST 3, 2020

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the corporate governance of the GSA. This includes areas such as committees and representation, budget changes, policy and committee reports, and strategy implementation.

For those interested in joining the GSA Board of Directors, please contact Sara Drisdelle, Director of Student Engagement.

Council Speaker & Council Deputy Speaker

Deadline: Closed

We are looking for a new Speaker of council to facilitate council meetings, be the voice of council at GSA board meetings, and serve on other committees as necessary. We are also looking for a Deputy Speaker to assist the speaker and serve in the Speaker’s place when they might be unavailable. All applications for Speaker will also be considered for Deputy Speaker. These volunteer positions are open to all graduate students, and come with a small monthly stipend.

Candidates will be interviewed by the Council Executive Committee. Interviews will be conducted electronically between April 23 and May 1. Interview dates will be communicated to candidates directly.

Candidates should be available on May 6 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm to attend a virtual meeting of GSA Council and deliver a speech to GSA Council as to their suitability for the position, as well as answer questions posed by GSA Council.

Interested candidates will have until April 22, 2020 to submit their cover letter and CV to Cindy Yeung by email at chtyeung@uwaterloo.ca.

Council Deputy Speaker Job Responsiblities

Council Speaker Job Responsibilities

GSA Council

On-going and/or as needed

GSA Council includes one member from each department who serves as a representative “voice” that speaks to various academic and political topics during monthly Council meetings.

The following departments require a Council representative:

  • Public Issues Anthropology (ARTS)
  • Accounting and Finance (ARTS)
  • Catholic Thought (ARTS)
  • Classical Studies (ARTS)
  • French Studies (ARTS)
  • Social Work (ARTS)
  • Sociology (ARTS)
  • Economics (ARTS)
  • Public Service (ARTS)
  • Theological Studies (ARTS)
  • Master of Digital Experience Innovation, Stratford (ARTS)
  • Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology MBET (ENGR)
  • Management Sciences (ENGR)
  • Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering (ENGR)
  • School of Planning (ENV)
  • Applied Mathematics (MATH)
  • Combinatorics & Optimization (MATH)
  • Computational Mathematics (MATH)
  • Pure Mathematics (MATH)
  • Biochemistry & Chemistry (SCI)
  • Vision Science / Optometry (SCI)

Event Support

Whether it’s for an hour, a particular event, or throughout the term, our general volunteers make GSA events run smoothly by helping set up/take down events, posting flyers on campus, and taking photos.

University-wide Committees

Graduate students serve on university-level committees.

Graduate Student Representatives on University Senate

Deadline: Closed

University of Waterloo is seeking nominations for two upcoming graduate student vacancies on Senate. Graduate Student Senators serve alongside senior campus administration in order to review and create bylaws, and establish committees and councils.

Employment Opportunites

GSA Administrative Assistant

Deadline: August 31, 2020 @ 5PM EST

The Administrative Assistant supports and nurtures excellent working relationships with internal members and campus partners. The Administrative Assistant acts as the receptionist for the GSA office and provides administrative and communication support for the GSA.

For application details, please see the GSA Admin Assistant Job Description

Council Minute Taker

Deadline: July 28, 2020

The Minute Taker is responsible for taking minutes at GSA Council meetings, and other special meetings on an ad hoc basis.

For application details, please see the GSA Council Minute Taker Job Description

Equity Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Promote gender and racial equity on campus, and serve as a primary advocate for University of Waterloo graduate students that are racialized, Black, Indigenous, and/or members of the LGBT+ community.

For application details, please see the GSA Equity Coordinator Job Description

Policy Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Review and update the GSA’s policy registry—inclusive of corporate documents, policies, and bylaws—to bolster the GSA’s corporate governance structures.

For application details, please see the GSA Policy Coordinator Job Description

Community Development Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Identify and cultivate positive organizational relationships with off-campus stakeholders (e.g., local politicians, organizations, and corporations) in order to create new events and services for UWaterloo graduate students, and to advance the Ends of the GSA.

Campus Partnerships Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Identify and cultivate positive organizational relationships with on-campus stakeholders (e.g., Indigenous Student Centre, student clubs, administrative stakeholders) in order to create new events and services for UWaterloo graduate students, and to advance the Ends of the GSA.

For application details, please see the GSA Campus Partnerships Coordinator Job Description

Graduate House Social Media and Events Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Manage the Graduate House social media channels (e.g., providing new content, responding to queries, etc.) and support the coordination of events (in-person and online) occurring at the Graduate House.

Cambridge Campus Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Promote the GSA’s communications and engagement initiatives on the Cambridge campus, and work alongside members of the GSA Executive team, Council, and UWaterloo administration to ensure a positive academic and social experience for grads in Cambridge.

For application details, please see the GSA Cambridge Campus Coordinator Job Description

Stratford Campus Coordinator

Deadline: July 28, 2020 @ 5PM EST

Promote the GSA’s communications and engagement initiatives on the Stratford campus, and work alongside members of the GSA Executive team, Council, and uWaterloo administration to ensure a positive academic and social experience for grads in Stratford.

For application details, please see the GSA Stratford Campus Coordinator Job Description

GSA Vice-President

Deadline: Closed

For application details, please see the GSA Vice-President Job Description

GSA Research Contracts

Deadline: Closed

The GSA-UW is issuing several short-term research contracts to support the operations of the GSA Council on the following topics:

  • A review of sexual violence and assault at UWaterloo

  • A review of animal welfare within UWaterloo research labs

  • A review of university expenditures in Canada

For application details, please see the GSA Research Contract Descriptions.

GSA Minute Taker

Deadline: Closed

The GSA is looking for a minute taker. The minute taker is responsible for taking minutes at GSA meetings, including (but not limited to) meetings of the GSA Council and GSA Board of Directors.

For application details, please see the GSA Minute Taker Job Description

Graduation Student Association - University of Waterloo

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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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