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.

"We send our greetings and love to mother earth and the people. With love and peace." - Cathy

"We send our greetings and love to mother earth and the people. With love and peace." - Cathy

"A degree is nice. Experience is better. Get involved." - Nathaniel

"A degree is nice. Experience is better. Get involved." - Nathaniel

"The GSA has helped me develop my leadership skills and find opportunities to expand my research within and outside of the Laurier community." - Domenica

"The GSA has helped me develop my leadership skills and find opportunities to expand my research within and outside of the Laurier community." - Domenica

"The GSA offers me thoughtful, collaborative support, inspiring my creativity when developing professional learning opportunities for my fellow part-time graduate/M.Ed students."- Crystal

"The GSA offers me thoughtful, collaborative support, inspiring my creativity when developing professional learning opportunities for my fellow part-time graduate/M.Ed students."- Crystal

"Serving as Chair of the Board of the GSA was an amazing experience! The skills I acquired furthered my passion for governance and have been invaluable in my legal career." - Patrick

"Serving as Chair of the Board of the GSA was an amazing experience! The skills I acquired furthered my passion for governance and have been invaluable in my legal career." - Patrick

"To taste the extraordinary uniqueness of Canada; to forge long-lasting friendship; to become a worthy member of Laurier community." - Jocelyn

"To taste the extraordinary uniqueness of Canada; to forge long-lasting friendship; to become a worthy member of Laurier community." - Jocelyn

"Working at the GSA, I have learned the value of balancing self-care and academics which helps me produce higher quality work. Prioritizing wellness is the key to thriving in grad school." - Preet

"Working at the GSA, I have learned the value of balancing self-care and academics which helps me produce higher quality work. Prioritizing wellness is the key to thriving in grad school." - Preet

"Gain tangible leadership skills in the Not-for-Profit sector while completing your degree. Contribute to the growth of our community." - Gautam

"Gain tangible leadership skills in the Not-for-Profit sector while completing your degree. Contribute to the growth of our community." - Gautam


We’re hiring constituency representatives! (1 hour/week, $18/hour, May 1st, 2019-April 30th, 2020)  School of International Policy Governance  Faculty of Arts  Faculty of Education  Brantford Campus  Faculty of Music  Faculty of Science  Faculty of Social Work  Lazaridis School of Business  Martin Luther University College  Indigenous Student  International Student  Toronto Part-time Student  PhD Student  Student with Dependents  Online Student  Request an application by emailing hiring@wlugsa.ca applications close Sunday, March 17th.  The GSA is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons and persons of a visible minority. To obtain a copy of this application package in an accessible format, please contact hiring@wlugsa.ca

Constituency representatives

Constituency representatives are responsible for the general outreach to their constituency as well as creating and promoting a positive, diverse work environment. The application period for these positions is now open! Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 17th.

Request an application by emailing hiring@wlugsa.ca.


WE’RE HIRING Committee Chairs & special project coordinators! (2.5 hours per week, $22/hour, May 1st, 2019 - April 30th, 2020)  Social Justice & Equity Committee Chair  Wellness Committee Chair  Professional Development Committee Chair  Research Committee Chair  Peer Support Coordinator  Mentorship Program Coordinator  Request an application by emailing hiring@wlugsa.ca. Applications close Sunday, March 17th.  The GSA is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons and persons of a visible minority. To obtain a copy of this application package in an accessible format, please contact hiring@wlugsa.ca

committee chairs

Committee chairs are responsible for chairing their identified committee (Social Justice and Equity, Wellness, Research, or PD) and with committee participation, will identify two larger projects and two low hanging fruit projects for the academic year. The application period for these positions is now open! Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 17th.

Request an application by emailing hiring@wlugsa.ca.

special project coordinators

The Peer Support and Mentorship Program Coordinators will plan and implement the identified special project. The application period for these positions is now open! Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 17th.

Request an application by emailing hiring@wlugsa.ca.


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.

Governance Committee
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.

 

University-wide Committees

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