Please note: Academic Council registration is valid from September - August of each academic year. Academic Council’s must re-register every academic year. 

The GSA encourages the academic council and student groups to follow the democratic process while electing executive committee members.

Council Registration

  • A Councillor must be a Regular Member of the Association, and a member of
    their respective Academic Council.
  • A Councillor cannot be a member of the Association Staff or Executive.
  • A Councillor shall not represent two different Academic Councils.
  • The number of Councillors, with voting rights, for an Academic Council is
    determined by the Voting Councillor Allocation, as defined in Bylaw 1.5.

  • An Alternate Councillor must be a Regular Member of the Association, and a
    member of their respective Academic Council.
  • An Alternate Councillor cannot be a member of the Association Staff or
  • An Alternate Councillor shall not represent two different Academic Councils.
  • If a Councillor is unable to attend a Council Meeting, their Academic Council
    may send an existing registered Alternate Councillor in their place. In the event
    that a registered Alternate Councillor is also unavailable, a designated
    representative of the Academic Council may attend the meeting as long as the
    Council Chair is notified ahead of time.
  • The Alternate Councillor, or the designated representative of the Academic
    Council, shall be given the voting rights of the Councillor they are replacing.

The duties of a Councillor shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing their Academic Council.
  • Attending all Council Meetings.
  • Participating on Association Standing Committees, if desired.
  • Ensuring the well-being of the Association.
  • Being familiar with all governing documents, including the Saskatchewan Non-Profit Corporation Act, 1995, Robert’s Rules of Order, and the Association’s Constitution, Bylaws, and Policies.

To apply, please fill this form.

Please attach a void cheque as well as the constitution of your Academic Council to this application.

The form and all attachments must be submitted or mailed to the GSA main office:

Attention: GSA Vice-President Academic and Student Affairs

1337 College Dr, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W6

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM


Please Note:

  • Academic Councillors who are unable to attend a Council meeting and who do not have alternates to attend on their behalf must notify the GSA Council Chair ( Attendance records are kept and it is very important that you are signed in at each meeting. Please bring your student ID card to each meeting for attendance verification. 

  • The Voting Councillor Allocation for an Academic Council will be based on the most recent University census. Voting Councillor Allocation for each Academic Council will be:

    • One (1) for an Academic Council containing less than one hundred (100) Regular Members.

    • Two (2) for an Academic Council containing one hundred (100) or more Regular Members.

  • Academic Councils must be re-ratified each academic year and may submit ratification forms beginning in September.

The format (Virtual/In-person) of the council meeting will be notified by the GSA Council Chair following GSA ByLaws and policies.   

June 26, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
August 9, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
September 13, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
October 18, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
November 15, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
December 13, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2025 Council Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2025 Council Meeting Minutes
March 13, 2025 Council Meeting Minutes
April 30, 2025 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Academic Council Department/College Representative  
Chemistry Course council (CCC) Chemistry/College of Arts & Science

Nasrin Aliasgharlou

Vi Phan(Alternate)

Plant Sciences Graduate Students' Association 
Plant Sciences, Agriculture and Bioresources

Sainey Ceesay

Suma Ghosh (Alternate)

Nursing Graduate Student Association (NGSA)

College of Nursing

Jordan Sherstobitoff

Catherine Lavigne

Sarah Karwacki Solie


Geneveave Barbo


College of Medicine Graduate Student Society (CMGSS)

College of Medicine

Mary Lazell-Wright

Rachel Harris

Zoe Schipper

Elyse Proulx-Cullen

Farnoosh Tabatabaeian(Alternate)

Shima Hozhabrimahani (Alternate)

School of Environmental and Sustainability Students’ Association(SENSSA)

School of Environment and Sustainability

Chelsea Ohenewaa Nyarko

Aisha Adelah


Soil Science Graduate Students Association
Soil Science

Landon Orenchuk

Tristan Chambers(Alternate)

Biology Graduate Student Association

College of Arts and Science

Shuqi Ren

Ilsa Griebel (Alternate)

Lynsey Bent (Alternate)

Sociology Graduate Student Association
Sociology/ College of Arts and Science

Meaghan Boily

Leah Houseman(Alternate)

Kayla Arisman(Alternate)

College of Kinesiology Graduate Society

College of Kinesiology

Kevin Mageto

Karissa Johnson(Alternate)

Engineering Graduate Community Council

College of Engineering

Mohammad Salimi

Blessing Ekwueme Faith

Siddhartha Gollamudi

Maliheh Heravi

Pabitra Chandra Das

Ehsan Samimi Sohrforozani


Hossein Nezhadian

Kathryn Avery

Corwyn Shomachuk

Geography and Planning Graduate Council

Geography and Planning

Emily Ireland

Prakash Sapkota (Alternate)

English Course Council

Department of English 

Parastoo Tahmasbi 

Gwen Rose (Alternate)

Physical Therapy Student Society (PTSS)

School of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine



Tyler Blanchette

Carter Frerichs (Alternate)




School of Public Health Students’ Association (SPHSA)


School of Public Health



Somayeh Abdi

Jacyln Edwards

Ahmed Muftah (Alternate)

Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC)


Computer Science


Thulani Hewavithana

Norah Ridley

Mumtahina Ahmed (Alternate)

Toxicology Graduate Student Association (TGSA)


Alexandra Cullen

Emily Kennedy (Alternate) 

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Student Association

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School

Harjot Tur-harjot

Bazal Khalid (Alternate)


Physics & Engineering Physics

Jeisson A. Vanegas Carranza

Nicholas Simonson (Alternate)