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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
|Applied Linguistics and Discourse||Codie Fortin Lalondeemail@example.com|
|Applied Linguistics and Discourse||Susan Chabotfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Canadian Studies||Lindy Van Vlietemail@example.com|
|Canadian Studies||James Arteagafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cognitive Science||Chris Genovesiemail@example.com|
|Cultural Mediations||Sheilagh Brassetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Earth Science||Samuel Mortonemail@example.com|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Fayes El-Zoheiryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|European and Russian Studies||Juliana Shnaideremail@example.com|
|Health: Science, Technology & Policy||Jillian McGivernfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health: Science, Technology & Policy||Hayley Miloffemail@example.com|
|Legal Studies||Alexa Dodgefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Legal Studies||Alex Kleinemail@example.com|
|Math and Statistics||Touba Warsifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Math and Statistics||Laura Thompsonemail@example.com|
|Music & Culture||Al Kornelsenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|NPSIA/International Affairs||Nicole Halsethemail@example.com|
|NPSIA/International Affairs||Jasmine Dannfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Political Economy||Qasim Kareemiemail@example.com|
|Political Economy||Russell Burgessfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Political Management||Amber Brameremail@example.com|
|Political Science||Lena Salehfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Political science||Ryan Vienneauemail@example.com
|Public Policy & Admin||Dina Mujicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Policy & Admin||Matthew Hazen Jonahemail@example.com|
|Social Work||Laura Quilliamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Work||Taylor Howarthemail@example.com|
|Sociology Anthropology||Lauren Montgameryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems & Comp Eng||Kevin Dickemail@example.com|
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: Start June 2015 Honorarium: $75.00 per meeting. Position Description: Duties include, but are not...read more
GSA Council Motion 19-08-2014 – 01: Motion to hold a Referendum on the University Centre Levy and the GSA Operating Levy
The following motion was approved by the GSA Council at the August 19, 2014 meeting. Whereas funding Student Service Centres and Clubs and Societies programming directly by the GSA would enable the GSA to ensure graduate students can access services funded by graduate students, and; Whereas many graduate student organizations are specifically for graduate students, such as graduate departmental societies, and would benefit from more direct funding through the GSA, and; Whereas in March 2014 graduate students voted 90% in favour of the...read more