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
    Executive.
  • 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

NOTE: DURING THE UNIVERSITY SHUT DOWN DUE TO COVID 19, RATIFICATION DOCUMENTATION MAY BE EMAILED TO GSA.ADMN@USASK.CA AND/OR GSA.PRES@USASK.CA.

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 (gsa.chair@usask.ca). 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 2021 - 2022 Council meetings will be held at 5:00 PM via WebEx, unless otherwise indicated.
  • June 22, 2021
  • August 24, 2021
  • September 21, 2021
  • October 26, 2021 
  • November 23, 2021 
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 13 (AGM), 2022
Academic Council Department/College Representative  
Animal & Poultry Science GSA Animal & Poultry Science

Rachel Carey

Megan Wasden (Alternate)

ARCHAIA  Archeology & Anthropology

Angela Burant

Bailey Pelletier (Alternate)

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

Amy Carruthers

Michelle Ross (Alternate)

Biology Graduate Student Association Biology / College of Arts & Science

Jory Litt-Jukes

Mercy Harris (Alternate)

Chemistry Course Council Chemistry / College of Arts & Science

Iyanu Kumayon

Srikant Singh (Alternate)

College of Medicine Graduate Student Society College of Medicine

Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology -Kundanika Mukherjee

Arshdeep Jagait (Alternate)

Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology - Maddie Stewart

Rachel Harris (Alternate)

Community Health & Epidemiology - Amanda Gannon

Emilia Gillies  (Alternate)

Health Sciences - Elyse Proulx-Cullen

Fabrice N. Njotu (Alternate)

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

Fidelia Orji

Naz Zareen Oishie

Keyhan Najafian (Alternate)

Engineering Graduate Community Council (EGCC) College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering - Justin Triesli

Tonye Jack (Alternate)

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Simin Keykhosravi

Sandhya Chandran (Alternate)

Chemical Engineering - Shahab Minaei

Khaled Zoroufchi benis (Alternate)

Biological Engineering - Ninu Kallingal Mohandas

Biomedical Engineering - Abbas Fazal

Tochukwu Ezechukwu (Alternate)

Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering - Fatima Abed Al Sater

Behdad Saed (Alternate)

English Course Council English / College of Arts & Science

Dara Gerbrandt

Challen Gladman

Amanda Burrows (Alternate)

Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Students' Association School of Public Policy

Fati Zahra Mubarek Mubarak

Shehreen Fatima (Alternate)

Kinesiology Graduate Student Council College of Kinesiology

Natasha Boyes Mostat

Kelly Corrine Hall (Alternate)

MBARC Edwards School of Business

 

PEGASUS Physics & Engineering Physics / College of Arts & Science

Kimberlee Dube

Nicholas Simonson (Alternate)

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

Jennifer Chami

Asiyah Suchak (Alternate)

Physical Therapy Student Society (PTSS) School of Rehabilitation Sciences

Michael Tweten

Devin Wittow (Alternate)

Plant Sciences GSA Plant Sciences / College of Agriculture & Bioresources

Sandesh Neupane

Adam Carter (Alternate) 

SENSSA

School of Environment & Sustainability

Tatiana Corello

Jaclyn Porter

Rory Wheat (Alternate)

SPHSA

School of Public Health

Samin Shirzadi

Richa Tikoo

Barsa Saha (Alternate)

Jasmin Ogren (Alternate)

Sociology GSA

Sociology / College of Arts & Science

Kayla Arisman

Ayla Zehtab-Jadid

Shayla Batty

Iyesogie Iyiewuare (Alternate)

Grace Rath (Alternate)

Kamal Abu-Hena (Alternate)

Soil Science Graduate Student Association

Soil Science / College of Agriculture & Bioresources

Amy Jimmo

Eric Neil (Alternate)

Toxicology Graduate Students' Association Toxicology

Jensen Cherewyk

Hannah Mahoney (Alternate)

Western College of Veterinary Medicine GSA Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Jennifer Abi Younes

Jade Sands (Alternate)

Christopher Zinck (Alternate)