Getting Involved with the GSA
There are numerous ways for graduate students to get involved with the GSA. Each of these positions offers students the opportunity to expand their network, try something new, and to experience professional development themselves.
The Board of Directors
Nominations for five two-year board of directors positions were open with a deadline of Wednesday, January 24th. We accepted applications from currently registered graduate students who were available to serve the two-year commitment from May 2018 - April 2020. Four graduate students were declared acclaimed by the CRO.
Ann Marie Beals
For more information visit our Board of Directors page.
Applications for Presidents' Council are now available! Presidents' Council members are responsible for the general outreach to their constituency as well as creating and promoting a positive, diverse work environment. They also facilitate the application period for constituents to receive GSA funding for their planned events/initiatives. The contract is based on 10 hours per month with $800 compensation per semester ($2400 for the year). The term runs from May 1st, 2018 until April 30th, 2019. Please request an application package by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Level Committees
Members of the Board of Directors are required to sit on the following committees. However, each of these committees are also open to the general membership.
Management Resources Committee
The purpose of this committee is to ensure that the Board fulfills its responsibilities with regards to managing the President. The committee is responsible for the maintenance of a Presidential job description, facilitating the election of a President, and ensuring an annual review process takes place.
The purpose of this committee is to ensure that the Board fulfills its legal, ethical, and function responsibilities through governance policy development, recruitment strategies, training programs, monitoring of board activities and evaluation of board members performance. The committee is responsible for creating governance policy and procedures, recruiting and orienting new board members, and conducting annual assessments of the Board’s strengths and weaknesses.
The GSA has a Memorandum of Understanding with Laurier detailing our right to have graduate student representation, determined by the GSA, on a number of university-wide committees. Committee openings are advertised to the membership on an as-needed basis. Some committees that require graduate student representation are:
- Graduate Faculty Council
- Graduate Student Appeals
- Student Affairs department sub-committees
- Senate Student Appeals
- Mental Health Task Force
- Senate Committee on Research and Publications
- Library Council
- Senate Finance Committee
- Gendered Violence Task Force