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GSA-Council

The Graduate Students’ Association Council is the legislative authority of the GSA. It provides direction for the executive, and has the final word on all matters.  Council includes graduate student representatives from every department, school and institute offering graduate programs at Carleton. Departments with more than 25 full-time graduate students have 2 Council seats, whereas smaller departments have 1 seat.

How can I get involved?

To become a councillor, a nomination form must be completed. See the Council Nomination Forms section.

If there are more candidates than seats for a given department, then the students of that department must hold an election to choose their Council representative(s).

All graduate students have speaking rights and may be present for all business during Council meetings (with the exception of the rare times when council goes “in camera”), however only councillors (or their proxies) may vote. If you would like to attend a GSA Council meeting, consult the schedule on this page for dates and locations.

For more information contact the VP Operations (vpo@gsacarleton.ca).

Why is it important to get involved?

  • GSA Council represents all students enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate and Post Doctoral Affairs. To do this properly, it is essential that students from every department have their perspectives, ideas and concerns represented.
  • Sitting on the GSA Council provides great experience! You can learn about how the university is run, gain insight on how a democratic non-profit organization works, as well as receive updates on what graduate students at other universities are up to.
  • It’s fun! Council is a great way to meet other graduate students across a variety of disciplines and get involved in the graduate student community at Carleton.

What type of time commitment is required?

The basic time commitment of a councillor is one meeting per month. Beyond this, there are various committees that councillors may participate on, including the Scholarship and Awards Committee, the Organizational Review Committee, the Accessibility Committee, and the Political Action Committee.

 

Current Council List

DepartmentNameEmail
Applied Linguistics and DiscourseCodie Fortin Lalondecodiefortinlalonde@cmail.carleton.ca
Applied Linguistics and DiscourseSusan Chabotsusanchabot@cmail.carleton.ca
Canadian StudiesLindy Van Vliet lindy.vvliet@gmail.com
Canadian StudiesJames Arteagajames.arteaga@carleton.ca
Cognitive ScienceChris Genovesichris.genovesi@carleton.ca
CommunicationAnna Hoqueanna.hoque@carleton.ca
CommunicationBethany Berardbethany.berard@carleton.ca
Cultural MediationsSheilagh Brassetsheilagh.brasset@carleton.ca
Earth ScienceSamuel Mortonsmort058@gmail.com
EconomicsGaurav Sharmagaurav.sharma@carleton.ca
EconomicsOfulue Joan joan.ofulue@carleton.ca
Electrical and Computer EngineeringFayes El-Zoheiryfayeselzoheiry@cmail.carleton.ca
ElectronicsEhsan Ghias-Beglooegbegloo@doe.carleton.ca
ElectronicsFares El-ZoheiryFaresElZoheiry@cmail.carleton.ca
EnglishAlicha Keddyalicha.keddy@carleton.ca
EnglishShaun Stevensonshaun.stevenson@carleton.ca
European and Russian StudiesJuliana Shnaiderjuliana.shnaider@carleton.ca
GeographyRupesh Subedirupesh.subedi@carleton.ca
GeographyJulia Riddickjulia.riddick@carleton.ca
Health: Science, Technology & PolicyJillian McGivernjillian.mcgivern@carleton.ca
Health: Science, Technology & PolicyHayley Miloffhayley.miloff@carleton.ca
HistoryMeredith Combameredith.comba@carleton.ca
HistoryBonnie Batesbonniebates@cmail.carleton.ca
Legal StudiesAlexa Dodgealexandra_dodge@carleton.ca
Legal StudiesAlex Kleinalex.klein@cmail.carleton.ca
Math and StatisticsTouba Warsitoubawarsi@cmail.carleton.ca
Math and StatisticsLaura Thompsonlmthompson27@gmail.com
Music & CultureAl Kornelsenkornelse@ualberta.ca
NPSIA/International AffairsNicole Halsethnicole.halseth@carleton.ca
NPSIA/International AffairsJasmine Dannjasmine.danns@carleton.ca
PhysicsMartin Martinovmartinovm@gmail.com
PhysicsMatt Dunfordmdunford@physics.carleton.ca
Political EconomyQasim Kareemialikareemi@cmail.carleton.ca
Political EconomyRussell Burgessrussell.burgess@carleton.ca
Political ManagementAmber Brameramber.bramer@carleton.ca
Political ScienceLena Salehlena.saleh@carleton.ca
Political scienceRyan Vienneauryan.vienneau@carleton.ca
PsychologyShreena Thapashreena.thapa@carleton.ca
PsychologyAndrew Woodardandrewwoodard@cmail.carleton.ca
Public Policy & AdminDina Mujicdinamujic@carleton.ca
Public Policy & AdminMatthew Hazen Jonahhazenjonah@cmail.carleton.ca
Social WorkLaura Quilliam laura.quilliam@carleton.ca
Social WorkTaylor Howarthtaylorhowarth@cmail.carleton.ca
Sociology AnthropologyLauren Montgamerylauren.montgomery3@carleton.ca
Systems & Comp EngKevin Dickkevin.dick@carleton.ca

Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2016-06-23 Meeting

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Council

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GSA Council Motion 30-09-2016 – 01: Motion to Support CUPE 4600 in Bargaining

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Campaigns, Council

  The following motion was approved by the GSA Council at the September 30, 2016 meeting. Whereas CUPE 4600, the union representing teaching assistants and contract instructors, is currently in bargaining with Carleton University; and Whereas many GSA members work for Carleton University as teaching assistants and contract instructors; and Whereas the GSA supports the negotiation of better working conditions for its members and all workers; therefor Be it resolved that the GSA support CUPE 4600 in bargaining; and Be it further resolved...

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2016-04-08 Meeting

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Council

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2016-03-18 Meeting

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Council

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2016-02-26 Meeting

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Council

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2016-01-22 Meeting

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Council

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Job Posting: Council Recording Secretary

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Council, Jobs

Job Posting: Council Recording Secretary

The Graduate Students’ Association is currently looking for a committed individual interested in being the Recording Secretary for GSA Council. GSA Council meets once a month on a Friday in the late afternoon or early evening.  The successful candidate will have an advanced command of English, be familiar with the proceedings of a formal meeting, and possess strong minute-taking and computer skills. Position Term:         Immediately Honorarium:             $75.00 per meeting. Position Description:      Duties include, but are not limited to:...

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2015-12-08 Meeting

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Council

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2015-11-13 Meeting

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Council

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Approved Council E-Minutes from the 2015-10-16 Meeting

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Council

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