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Council Members List

The following is a list of GSA-UW Council members. For any questions, please contact the Chair of Council.


Representatives from each department and unit program.

Department Name Term Ends
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)
Kinesiology Kalsha Diaguarachchige De Silva September 1, 2022
Recreation & Leisure Studies MK Stinson November 1, 2022
School of Public Health and Health Systems Sue Sherifali September 1, 2022
Faculty of Arts
Accounting & Finance Jillian Adams October 1, 2022
Anthropology vacant
Catholic Thought vacant
Classical Studies vacant
Master of Digital Experience Innovation MDEI, Stratford Rabia Ahmed October 1, 2022
Economics vacant
English Language & Literature Chris Martin September 1, 2022
Fine Arts Sarah Galarneau March 1, 2022
French Studies Nathalie Gadbois October 1, 2022
Germanic & Slavic Studies Erica Swyers October 1, 2022
History Teghan Barton March 1, 2022
Peace & Conflict Studies I. S. November 30, 2021
Philosophy Cael Dobson October 1, 2022
Political Science Danielle LaBrash March 1, 2022
Psychology Kennedy Westlake June 1, 2022
Public Service Matthew Gerrits October 1, 2022
Religious Studies vacant
Social Work vacant
Sociology Jessica Gill March 1, 2022
Theological Studies vacant
Global Governance Madeleine Pinard July 1, 2022
Faculty of Engineering
School of Architecture Carlo Rosel October 1, 2022
Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET) Alex Dalton October 1, 2022
Chemical Engineering Manh Kien Tran October 1, 2022
Civil & Environmental Engineering Nastaran Mosavari  July 1, 2022
Electrical & Computer Engineering Cindy Yang October 1, 2022
Management Sciences Devansh Nagpal October 1, 2022
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering Jinesh Shah October 1, 2022
Systems Design Engineering Nargess Heydari Beni March 1, 2022
Faculty of the Environment
Geography and Environmental Management (GEM) Yusof Ghiasi July 1, 2022
School of Environment, Enterprise & Development (SEED) Tia Driver July 1, 2022
School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability (SERS) Misty Matthews-Roper March 1, 2022
School of Planning vacant
Faculty of Mathematics
Applied Mathematics vacant
Combinatorics & Optimization vacant
Computational Mathematics vacant
Computer Science Mojtaba Valipour November 30, 2021
Pure Mathematics Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney October 1, 2022
Statistics & Actuarial Science vacant
Artificial Intelligence vacant
Faculty of Science
Biology Caleb Ryan July 1, 2022
Biochemistry & Chemistry vacant
Earth & Environmental Science vacant
Physics & Astronomy Michael Chapman November 1, 2021
Pharmacy Antoine Hakim October 1, 2022
Vision Science & Optometry Asiya Jabeen October 1, 2022
Cross-Faculty Programs
Collaborative Water Program Kevin White October 1, 2022

Other Members

The Directors of the Board, along with the GSA President and Vice-President(s) are members of the Council.

Last Updated: October 25, 2021

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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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