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Ziad Ghaith President

The President is accountable for the actions and guidance of the GSA. This person is the official Public Relations Officer for the organization and acts as a liaison between graduate students and the University community. The President is also responsible for coordinating lobbying activities at the local, provincial, and national level.

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Ali Kiani Vice-President Student Affairs

The Vice-President Student Affairs is the official GSA advocate on non-academic issues and is responsible for liaising between the GSA Executive and GSA Council. Students who have concerns related to their non-academic life at the University, for example working conditions or discrimination and harassment, should contact the Vice-President Student Affairs. The Vice-President Student Affairs is also responsible for planning social events and a graduate student orientation.

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Naheda Sahtout Vice-President External

The Vice-President External serves as a liaison officer between the GSA executive and the Canadian Federation of Students, including its sub-bodies such as the National Graduate Caucus. This position is also accountable for liaising between other national and international student unions and associations and implementing any campaigns. Further, the Vice-President External is responsible for overseeing the compilation of the annual Graduate Student Handbook.

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Iloradanon Efimoff Indigenous Liaison

The Indigenous Liaison is to act as a liaison officer: within the university community and the College of Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies with respect to Indigenous issues, and between the GSA executive and the Indigenous Graduate Students’ Association. This person is to help ensure that Indigenous content is included in the Annual GSA Orientation as well as co-ordinate the Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Recruitment Day in conjunction with College of Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies.