The  structure of the GSA-UW is made up of GSA members, Councillors, Board of Directors, and GSA Officers.

GSA Members

  • 5300+ graduate students in registered per term.
  • Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, at General Meetings, and referenda.


  • Oversees the academic, social, and political representation of Waterloo graduate students.
  • One representative from each academic department (voting).
  • Graduate students may attend open session council meetings.

Board of Directors

  • Governing body of the corporation GSA-UW
  • Oversees the operations of the corporation (GSA-UW)
  • Accountable to membership
  • One director ex-officio is appointed by the Board (President)

GSA Officers

  • Lead the organization and are responsible for management and operations of the affairs of the organization
  • Achieving the Ends of the organization
  • All authority and accountability of staff is the responsibility of the President

Last Updated: March 3, 2020

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