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Board Members List


Four new Directors have been appointed by the Board to fill vacancies. They will serve until the Annual General Meeting in 2022. The Board has appointed the General Manager to serve as Corporate Secretary and Treasurer.


Role Name Term Ends
Chair of the Board and Chief Governance Officer (CGO) Samira Mehrabi April-2023
Deputy Board Chair Ruby Aigbotsua April-2023
President (CEO) and ex-officio Director Zabeen Khamisa April-2022
Director Yashesh Dasari April-2022
Director Natalie Isobel DeBloeme Barcellos April-2022
Director Ala Mokhtar April-2022
Director Jessica Lee April-2022
Director Amir Hosein Sadeghi Isfahani April-2023
Director Elham Mohammadi April-2023
Director Yi Wang April-2023

Officers and Guests

Role Name Term Ends
Corporate Secretary and Treasurer Rita Cherkewski
Chief Returning Officer Sara Drisdelle
Speaker of the Council Tyler Hampton

Last Updated: October 14, 2021

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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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