board of directors

Governance Policies

These policies, found here are intended to help foster the highest governance standards, integrity, and accountability. They are structured to provide detail on the roles and responsibilities of the Board, how the Board remains accountable for its own practices, and to establish limitations and monitoring practices for the President.

Constitution

This constitution governs the transaction of business and affairs of the GSA in representing, promoting, and defending the common interests of graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University. The constitution can be viewed here.

Strategic Plan

Every five years, the Board of Directors, GSA President, and GSA staff creates a strategic plan to guide the association and its growth over the next five years. The document is to be broad enough to account of flexibility needed at Laurier, while being detailed enough to ensure accountability to students. The plan includes the GSA’s vision, mission, and values, details the organization of the internal structure, their strategic goals, and town hall feedback from each faculty. You can view this document here.

Samantha Deeming

Samantha Deeming

 
 
Amandeep Singh

Amandeep Singh

 
 
Jeanault Lasnier

Jeanault Lasnier

 
Marshall Peters

Marshall Peters

 

Official Title: Chair of the Board
Email: sdeeming@wlugsa.ca
Favourite Quote, Book, or Movie and Why: The Alchemist - it is incredibly eye opening. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the book and it does it in a way that you don't even realize you are learning lessons!
Fun fact about you: I love being outdoors in the summer. Playing soccer is a huge past time of mine!
Why you wanted to get involved with the GSA: I have always loved providing supports and advocating on students behalf. It is a great environment where you feel safe to learn and make a positive impact on the student experience.
Life Goal(s): Be a Student Affairs Professional, providing services and supports to enhance the student experience.

 

Official Title: Board Member
Email: asingh@wlugsa.ca
Nickname: Amz
Fun fact about you: Calgarian. I was on a dance (Bhangra) team for about 6 years and even taught it at an emergency women's shelter.
Why you wanted to get involved with the GSA: Joining just kind of naturally happened and I was encouraged to do so by multiple graduate students, both in my own program and others. I also think it's an important place to hear the voices of graduate students, that are an integral part of the university, and how best we can support them.
Life Goal(s): To catch 'em all, become a professor, and be involved in creating sustainable and transformative change.

 

 

Official Title: Board Member
Email: jlasnier@wlugsa.ca
Nickname: Jeno
Favourite Quote, Book, or Movie and Why: "Do not wait, the time will never be just right."
Why you wanted to get involved with the GSA: I believe strongly that as a group the GSA has a lot to offer and that by leveraging the diverse groups and their strengths, that there is an even brighter future ahead for Laurier and every one of its students.
Life Goal(s): Travel to 100 Countries, I've traveled to 60 so far.

 


Official Title: Board Member
Email: mpeters@wlugsa.ca
Favourite Quote, Book, or Movie and Why: “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
Hobbies: Cooking. I am a huge fan of good food & the best is when you make it together with friends.
Why you wanted to get involved with the GSA: I decided to get involved with the GSA because I saw the potential the organization has to immediately impact people’s lives for the better.
Life Goal(s): I want to build a farm.