GSA Names Incoming Vice President for 2018-2019

For Immediate Release
Wednesday March 7, 2018

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Announcement - President & CEO in Training

Wednesday February 14, 2018

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The Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Bazinet to the position of President & CEO for the period May 1st 2018 – April 30th, 2019. Kathy will be President & CEO in training from February 15th, 2018 until April 30th, 2018, offering her the opportunity to train and develop under the direction and leadership of current President & CEO, Natalie Gleba.

“Moving to a hired President & CEO model has been a staged process for the GSA over the last number of years. We have successfully recruited a dedicated leader with strong management skills that can execute our Board vision and strategic plan. Our elected Board representatives look forward to working with Kathy throughout her training and over her term as President & CEO to ensure that the needs of our graduate student community are met.” – Samantha Deeming, Chair of the Board

A graduate student in the MA Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy program, Kathy has volunteered with the GSA as the Professional Development Coordinator this term where she has developed, implemented, facilitated, and evaluated the Design A Career You Love workshop using her expertise in the areas of wellness and self-help strategies in the form of written content, personal coaching, and workshop delivery.

Kathy is a passionate educator bringing to the GSA President & CEO position over 20 years of social services and not-for-profit management experience. A published author, her most recent Changing the World One Child at A Time: Raising Socially Conscious Children Who Love Their Lives, is available through Balboa Press.

“I look forward to working with Board of Directors to execute their strategic plan. Supporting the needs of our diverse membership and building upon already strong relationships with University partners will be a priority for me in the months ahead,” said Bazinet. “I am thirsty to learn more about the post-secondary sector and how the needs of students are prioritized within such a large, bureaucratic setting.”

Kathy can be reached through email at

Letter from the presidents: YOUR VOICE AND THE TASK FORCE

For Immediate Release
Thursday November 29, 2017

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For Immediate Release
Tuesday October 31, 2017

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