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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: November 16, 2020

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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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