Call for GSA Chief Returning Officer

Interested in getting involved with the GSA? The GSA is looking for a Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to oversee the GSA elections, by-elections, and referenda, in accordance with all relevant provisions of the GSA By-Laws.

Position Start Date:

This position will start September 1, 2021. The CRO will oversee the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 elections and must be a member of the GSA during those semesters.

Job Posting: GSA Activities and Communications Coordinator

About the Position

Position: GSA Activities and Communication Coordinator (ACC)

Compensation: Monthly Honourarium of $781.72/month

Term: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022

Application Deadline: July 27th, 2021 at 5 PM

GSA Executive Committee Election Results

2021-2022 GSA Executive Committee

The GSA is happy to announce the results of the W21 GSA Executive Committee Election. A big congratulations to our elected Executives!

  • President: Nicole Berardi
  • Vice-President Internal: Mohsen Yoosefzadeh Najafabadi
  • Vice-President Finance: Akshay Chadha
  • Vice-President External: Thomas Lapointe

The term of office is May 1st, 2021 to April 30th, 2022.

Universal Student Bus Pass (U-Pass) - Transit Services Update

Since 1995, the Central Student Association (CSA) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) have negotiated with the City of Guelph for a bus pass that offers unlimited rides on Guelph Transit at a significantly lower rate than a traditional monthly bus pass.

The current Universal Bus Pass (U-pass) contract will expire on April 30, 2021, as per the referendum question asked in 2016, and can’t be reinstated until a referendum on the U-pass happens.

In Memoriam – Bonnie Runge

The GSA and University community are mourning the loss of Bonnie Runge, our former Grad Lounge Manager (retired September 2020) who passed away on February 28, 2021. Bonnie served as the Grad Lounge Manager for a total of 24 years.

Student Health Plan Referendum W'21 Results: FAILED

The GSA and CSA ran a joint referendum on the Student Health Plan in Winter 2021. The joint referendum failed to meet quorum and therefore the current universal plan remains in place.


Referendum Results – Total GSA + CSA Votes Cast

  • Total GSA + CSA Votes Required for Quorum (GSA Quorum = 10%, CSA Quorum = 20%) – 4,407
  • Total GSA + CSA Votes Cast – 2,847


GSA Executive Committee Elections 2021-2022

GSA Call for Nominations
Executive Committee 2021 - 2022
Nomination Period: February 8 – March 7
Campaign Period: March 8 – 19
Voting Period: March 22 – 23
Term of Office: May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

GSA Health Plan Referendum Winter 2021

The GSA Board of Directors passed a Motion at the December 9, 2020 Board Meeting, approving the Health Plan Referendum question and timeline for Winter 2021.

Only full-time graduate students are covered under the Health Plan, therefore only full-time graduate students may run a Yes/No campaign and vote on this question.

Full-time graduate students have the opportunity to run a 'yes' or 'no' campaign.  Please contact the GSA CRO (Chief Returning Officer), to register a Campaign.

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