The Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Saskatchewan expresses deep concerns regarding the recent travel ban into the United States.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (January 30, 2017)

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is concerned that the American Presidential executive order to ban the travel of citizens from certain countries, would have potential negative consequences on many graduate students at the U of S.

We trust in the value of diversity, equality, and academic freedom. This ban will negatively affect these values and therefore affect the partnership, knowledge exchange, and scholarly participation in conferences and other academic events.

More than 35 percent of the GSA members are international students, many from countries included in the recent ban. We call upon our fellow colleagues and Universities in the U of S as well as Canada, to stand in solidarity against obstacles of academia.

Ziad Ghaith

President, Graduate Students’ Association

For more information, contact:

Internally:  GSA VP Operations and Communications, Nafisa Absher.

Externally: GSA VP External, Carolyn Gasper.

Special General Meeting

Dear Graduate Students,

The GSA invites you to the Special General Meeting to discuss and approve amendments to the GSA governing documents. 

If you have any agenda items, please email them to the GSA Chair at


Date: March 13th, 2017  

Time: 5 – 7 PM 

Location: GSA Commons