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University-Wide Committees

Graduate students serve on university-level committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact Sara, our Student Engagement Coordinator.

CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Board of GovernorsMax SalmanApr-21
Julia GoyalApr-22
Board Executive CommitteeMax SalmanApr-21
Board Buildings & Properties CommitteeJulia GoyalApr-22
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
SenateGSA President (ex-officio)
Vacant – pending senate elections
Julia GoyalApril-21
Max Salman
Twesh Upadhyaya
Senate Executive CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
Senate Finance CommitteeVacant – managed externally
Senate Long Range Planning CommitteeTwesh UpadhyayaApr-21
Senate Committee for Honorary DegreesMax SalmanApr-21
Senate Graduate and Research CouncilGSA President (ex-officio)
Daniel Martel (AHS)Apr-21
David Benjamin Billedeau (ENV)Apr-21
Kareem Tarek Mostafa (ENG)Apr-21
Dmitrii Marin (MATH)Apr-21
Max Salman (SCI)Apr-21
University Committee on Student AppealsCurrently filled by Undergraduate (AHS)
Currently filled by Undergraduate (ARTS)
David Benjamin Billedeau (ENV)Apr-21
Currently filled by Undergraduate (ENG)
Dmitrii Marin (MATH)Apr-21
Currently filled by Undergraduate (SCI)
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Graduate Student Relations CommitteeGSA President (ex-officio and Co-chair)
Carrie PerreaultApr-21
Matthew RobinsApr-21
Taha Al-SharfeenApr-21
Julia GoyalApr-21
Student Services Advisory CommitteeGSA President (ex-officio)
Sabrina Alicia SgandurraApr-21
Graduate Student Support Advisory CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
GSA Vice PresidentApr-21
Matthew RobinsApr-21
Policy 30 Drafting CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
Jennifer ReidApr-21
Policy 33 Review CommitteeGSA PresidentUntil Completion
Policy 70-72 Review CommitteeGSA PresidentUntil Completion
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Provost’s Advisory Committee on TimetablingNot currently accepting applicants
Provost Advisory Committee on EquityCarrie ShoreyApr-21
Space Information Advisory GroupJacob TerryApr-21
IT Advisory BoardJacob TerryApr-21
Copyright Advisory CommitteeNot currently accepting applicants
President’s Advisory Committee on Environmental SustainabilityNadwa ElbadriApr-21
Climate and Energy Working Group of President’s Advisory Committee on SustainabilitySaveena PataraApr-21
Advisory Committee on Traffic Violations and ParkingNot currently accepting applicants
Research Ethics and Integrity Advisory CommitteeClement AfariDec-21
Alex WalkerNov-20
Gender and Sexual Diversity Working GroupIleana DiazApr-21
Graduate Professional Skills Working GroupAmir Hosein Sadeghi IsfahaniApr-21
Course Evaluation Project TeamRyan YeungAug-21
Complementary Teaching Assessment Project TeamArnold KwokUntil completion
Matthew RobbinsUntil completion
University Tenure and Promotion CommitteeTwesh UpadhyayaApr-21
Joint Health and Safety CommitteeJoanne FernandezDec-20
Appeal Committee on Traffic and ParkingVacant
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and EducationGSA PresidentApr-20
Kevin McKayDec-19
Human Research Ethics CommitteeMidori NishiokaDec-20
Michael ParisAug-20
Clinical Research Ethics CommitteeOlivia TongAug-20
Open Scholarship CommitteeRebecca MacAlpineApr-21
Teaching and Learning Space CommitteeNot currently accepting applicants
Reunion CommitteeTobin RacicotApr-20
Healthy Workplace CommitteeAshley RyanApr-21
AccessAbility CommitteeFatima SuleimanApr-21
HeforShe CommitteeCameron SmithAug-22
Thrive Planning CommitteeAshley RyanApr-21
Animal Care CommitteeHeather IkertFeb-22
Shawna SempleFeb-21
Graduate Supervision Task ForceChristina Akuyie AppahUntil Completion
Laura McCrackinUntil Completion
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Online Teaching and Online Course Design Award Evaluation CommitteeAmir Hosein Sadeghi IsfahaniApr-21
Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision CommitteeHan LiuApr-21
Amit & Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a StudentHan LiuApr-21
Becky AndersonAug-21
Distinguished Teaching AwardsJoseph VargaAug-21
Wanis NafoDec-20
President’s Impact Awards CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Arts Faculty CouncilSerena McDiarmidAug-19
Sharon KashaniAug-19
Engineering Faculty CouncilCyrus FioriDec-20
Parvin AdeliaDec-20
Arts Faculty TribunalRyan Christopher YeungAug-20
Sara MarshAug-20
Dean of Science Nominating CommitteeMax SalmanUntil Dissolved
Dean of Environment Nominating CommitteeQ ChenUntil Dissolved
Dean of Engineering Nominating CommitteeJacob TerryUntil Dissolved
Dean of Mathematics Nominating CommitteeDaniel MathesonUntil Dissolved
Science Faculty CouncilMatthew RobbinsApr-20
Amir Hosein Sadeghi IsfahaniApr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
Unsanctioned Public Gatherings Task ForceNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Town and Gown Multi-Agency CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Community Cohesion Working GroupNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Town and Gown Community Safety and Wellness Sub-committeeDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
Town and Gown Talent Retention Sub-committeeDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
Post-Secondary Collaborative Large GroupDavid Benjamin Billedeau (GSA Vice-President)Apr-20
CommitteeGraduate RepresentativeTerm Ends
SLC/PAC Expansion Project TeamGSA PresidentApr-21
Strategic Planning Advisory CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Samantha HossackApr-20
SSO Student Advisory CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
One Stop Shop Steering CommitteeNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Committee on Student Mental HealthGSA PresidentApr-21
Meghan Kathleen CrouchUntil Completion
Student Experience Project TeamNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Cannabis Legalization Campus Impact GroupGSA PresidentApr-21
Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey Promotions Working GroupGSA Vice-PresidentApr-21
Orientation Planning CommitteeGSA Vice-PresidentApr-21
Standing Committee on Alcohol Use and EducationNaima Samuel (GSA President)Apr-20
Kevin McKayDec-19
Fair Trade Working GroupKevin McKay
Fall Reading Week Project TaskforceGSA PresidentApr-21
Orientation Steering CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
Academic Integrity Advisory CommitteeGSA PresidentApr-21
Wellness CollaborativeAshley RyanApr-21
Teghan BartonApr-20
Verification of Illness Form Working GroupAshley RyanApr-21
Library Student Advisory CommitteeSara DrisdelleApr-21

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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