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Volunteer Opportunities

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:

  • Anthropology (ARTS) 
  • Catholic Thought
  • Classical Studies (ARTS) 
  • Economics (ARTS)
  • Religious Studies (ARTS)
  • Social Work (ARTS) 
  • Theological Studies (ARTS)
  • School of Planning (ENV)
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry (SCI)
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences (SCI)

Board of Directors

Deadline: 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, GSA Elections Coordinator.

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 one upcoming graduate student vacancy on Senate. Graduate Student Senators serve alongside senior campus administration in order to review and create bylaws, and establish committees and councils.

Employment Opportunities

GSA Events Coordinator

Deadline: Closed

This position will support the planning and execution of ongoing and future events of the Graduate Student Association-University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) and the Graduate House, and will be required to support the strategic planning of the GSA-UW and Graduate House communications per the direction of the GSA-UW’s Vice President of Communications, and on occasion the Graduate House Hospitality Manager.

For application details, please see the GSA Events Coordinator job description.

GSA Research Contract: A Review of Sexual Violence and Assault at UWaterloo ($500)

Deadline: Closed

The GSA-UW is interested in a review of sexual violence and assault statistics occurring on-campus and within the Region of Waterloo—as well as mitigation strategies and resources for victims.

This information will help provide guidance for the GSA-UW’s advocacy efforts directed towards improving municipal resources, as well as the University of Waterloo’s resources and training programs.

For application details, please see the Research Contract Job Description.

Equity Coordinator

Deadline: Closed.

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 LGBT2+ community.

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

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Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we 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. We acknowledge that we work on these territories as beneficiaries of settler colonialism. We also acknowledge that members of our UWaterloo community live on Indigenous territories around the world.

This statement is only a small step in the process of reconciliation. Decolonization requires systemic change. The GSA-UW is committed to this effort.

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