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Volunteer Opportunites

Second Call for Nominations: 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

Council Deputy Speaker Job Responsiblities

Council Speaker Job Responsibilities

Board of Directors

On-going and/or as needed

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.

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)
  • Catholic Thought (ARTS)
  • Social Work (ARTS)
  • Sociology (ARTS)
  • Economics (ARTS)
  • Public Service (ARTS)
  • Social Work (ARTS)
  • Theological Studies (ARTS)
  • Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology MBET (ENGR)
  • Combinatorics & Optimization (MATH)
  • Computational Mathematics (MATH)
  • Pure Mathematics (MATH)
  • Biochemistry & Chemistry (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 Vice-President

Deadline: June 7, 2020 at 11:59PM

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

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  • Tuesday By appointment only
  • Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

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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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