Call for Nominations Extended! MARCH 24, 2021
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.
Deadline: MARCH 11, 2021
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.
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 in March and are expected to attend the April 7 meeting of Council to provide a case for their election to the role.
Interested candidates will have until March 11, 2021 to submit their cover letter and CV to Matthew Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email Matthew if you have any questions about this position.
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:
Graduate students serve on university-level committees.
Deadline: MARCH 2, 2021
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.
Deadline: FEBRUARY 26, 2021
The GSA-UW is looking to explore alternative governance models that better supports student engagement and overall meeting efficacy.
Deadline: FEBRUARY 26, 2021
The GSA–UW is interested in understanding whether any barriers exist with respect to IP rights of graduate students.
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.
The Minute Taker is responsible for taking minutes at GSA Council meetings, and other special meetings on an ad hoc basis.
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.
Review and update the GSA’s policy registry—inclusive of corporate documents, policies, and bylaws—to bolster the GSA’s corporate governance structures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.