We Want You!

Interested in developing yourself personally and professionally, and participating actively in your graduate student experience? Laurier places a strong emphasis on community and leadership, and there are many opportunities within the GSA to gain valuable experience and transferable skills to enhance your professionalization while completing your studies.

Whatever your skill set, interests, and availability, we will find a meaningful role for you at the GSA. We are excited to work with you to find the perfect, purposeful fit!

Interest in becoming a Board Member? 

If you are interested in being on the Board of Directors, consider submitting a nomination package to be elected to this year's Board during our Get Involved Information Session on September 19th at 6:30 p.m in Veritas Cafe. You may contact a Director regarding any GSA concern or issue you would like brought to the attention of the GSA. Though we try to provide representation to every Faculty on the Board, every Director is a representative of the Graduate student body at large. You are welcome to contact any Director, regardless of their Faculty. All GSA members are welcome to attend our monthly Board Meetings. The dates are now posted on our website calendar.

 


 

Our organization is divided into three general portfolios with different opportunities in each:

Student Affairs

Contact the Student Affairs Director with any inquiries.

Wellness Coordinator

Responsible for creating social and wellness-promoting events for graduate students including planning, marketing, and execution.

Recreation & Leisure Leaders

Responsible for captaining an intramurals team (Currently: Dodgeball and Outdoor Soccer), these leaders will also have the opportunity to assist the Student Affairs Director with other rec & leisure-related events such as Wellness Week and a Dodgeball Tournament.

Administration

Contact the Vice President: Administration with any inquiries.

Accessibility Commissioner (honoraria)

The Accessibility Commissioner initiates programs that generate awareness of the challenges faced by students with disabilities. He or she is a member of the policy committee and investigates policies and procedures that inhibit accessibility. Furthermore, he or she works with the Accessibile Learning Centre and students with disabilities to improve accessibility around WLU.

Policy Coordinator (honoraria)

The Policy Coordinator works collaboratively with the Vice President Administration to research and write policies and procedures for the Graduate Students' Association. She or he is the chair of the Policy Committee, who will meet twice a month depending on the needs of graduate students and the GSA.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee, whose Executive Liaison shall be the Vice President: Administration, and/or any member of the Executive when a policy issue pertains to their portfolio(s) shall:

  • Review existing policy and make recommendations for amendments to the Board.
  • Assist the Vice President: Administration in creating new policies.
  • React to motions of the Board that affect the Policy Manual.
  • Any additional duties assigned by the Board or Executive.

Finance Coordinator (honoraria)

The Finance Coordinator works collaboratively with the Vice President Administration to review spending and evaluate finance procedures for the Graduate Students' Association. She or he is the chair of the Finance Committee, who will meet twice a semester depending on the needs of graduate students and the GSA.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee, whose Executive Liaison shall be the Vice President: Administration, shall:

  • Review spending and consider amendments to the budget for submission to the Board for approval.
  • Collect and organize data related to the financial priorities of the Corporation.
  • Assist the Vice President: Administration in drafting a budget, subject to approval by the Board, while considering information such as previous budgets, previous actual spending, and the stated priorities of the Board.
  • Recommend the fee(s) to be levied on Members of the Corporation to support the operation of the Corporation.
  • Any additional duties assigned by the Board or Executive.

Academics & Research

Contact the Academic & Research Director with any inquiries.

Researchers of Laurier Coordinator

The Researchers of Laurier Coordinator will work with the Researchers of Laurier Team to review graduate student application for “Researchers of Laurier” for the Graduate Students’ Association.

Researchers of Laurier Team

The Researchers of Laurier Team, whose Executive Liaison shall be the Academic & Research Director and/or any member of the Executive will work with the Researchers of Laurier Coordinator to review graduate student application for “Researchers of Laurier” for the Graduate Students’ Association.

Wellness Team

Responsible for creating social and wellness-promoting events for graduate students (under the guidance of the Wellness Coordinator), including planning, marketing, and execution.