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

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 14, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes
August 9, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes
September 13, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes
November 08, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes
December 13, 2023 Council Meeting Minutes
January 10, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
February 14, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
March 13, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
April 10, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes
Academic Council Department/College Representative  
Animal & Poultry Science GSA Animal & Poultry Science

Corissa Wilcox

Erika Cornand (Alternate)

ARCHAIA  Archeology & Anthropology

Sarah Pocha-Tait

Angela Burant (Alternate)

Executive ARE Graduate Student Assocation Agricultural & Resource Economics / College of Agriculture & Bioresources

Oliver Xuan

Juan-Diego Paspuezan Chafuel (Alternate)

Biology Graduate Student Association Biology / College of Arts & Science

Shuqi Ren

Kayla Caruso (Alternate)

Chemistry Course Council Chemistry / College of Arts & Science

Loza Taghavi

Srikant Singh (Alternate)

College of Medicine Graduate Student Society College of Medicine

Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology - Arshdeep Jagait

Kundanika Mukherjee (Alternate)

Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology - Rachel Harris

Maddie Stewart (Alternate)

Community Health & Epidemiology - Amanda Gannon

Nahin Shakurum (Alternate)

Health Sciences - Elyse Proulx-Cullen

Sara Dalkilic (Alternate)

Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC) Computer Science / College of Arts & Science

Fidelia Orji

Ehsan Moradi

Engineering Graduate Community Council (EGCC) College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering - Vahid Hosseini

Amirreza Mahmoudi (Alternate)

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Shahabodin Afrasiabi

Sarah Allahmoradi (Alternate)

Chemical Engineering - Zahra Teimouri

Shahab Minaei (Alternate)

Biological Engineering - Amin Babaeighazvini

Divyapratim Das (Alternate)

Biomedical Engineering - Akinola Ogbeyemi

Civil, Geological & Enviromental - Emily Cline

English Course Council English / College of Arts & Science

Challen Gladman

Gwen Rose

Miguel Dela Pena (Alternate)

JSGS Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Students' Assoc.

Carlene Shaw

Candice Minott (Alternate)

Kinesiology Graduate Student Council College of Kinesiology

Danielle Cormier

Kevin Mageto (Alternate)

PEGASUS Physics & Engineering Physics / College of Arts & Science

Nicoholas Simonson

Yasaman Yousefi (Alternate)

Pharmacy & Nutrition Graduate Students' Council College of Pharmacy & Nutrition

Sarah Crawford

Ayat Zagzoog (Alternate)

Physical Therapy Student Society (PTSS) School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Joanne Lavoie

Henry Francisco (alternate)

Plant Sciences GSA Plant Sciences / College of Agriculture & Bioresources

Brianna Senetza

Kaylie Krys (Alternate)


School of Public Health

Aashana Patel

Somayeh Abdi

Richa Tikoo (Alternate)

Sociology GSA

Sociology / College of Arts & Science

Kayla Arisman

Grace Rath

Leah Houseman

Devin Prachler (Alternate)

Sara Leavin (Alternate)

Soil Science Graduate Student Association

Soil Science / College of Agriculture & Bioresources

Quinn Hlus

Catherine Chavez (Alternate)

Toxicology Graduate Students' Association Toxicology

Hannah Mahoney

Emily Kennedy (Alternate)

Education Graduate Students' Association
College of Education

Lecia Ellis

Shannon McLean (Alternate)