Graduate Student Union

The WGSI GSU is an active course union enrolled in the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU). The UTGSU provides health and dental insurance, conference bursaries and other resources. Find more information on their homepage.

Students enrolled in the MA and PhD programs are invited to join the WGSI course union, the WGSGSU. We work to promote community among graduate students and liaise between them and the department. The union also hosts a variety of programs, including a mentor/mentee program for first-year students, a student-run academic journal, and a regular graduate student conference.

You can find us on Instagram (@uoft_wgs_gsu), Twitter (@uoft_wgs_gsu), and Facebook. More information can also be found by contacting the WGS GSU Executive committee (utgsu.wgsgsu@gmail.com). 

The GSU and UTGSU are different than CUPE 3902, which represents contract academic workers including Teaching Assistants and Course Instructors.

WGSI GSU Executive Team

Students are elected to act as representatives of the Graduate Student Union (GSU). GSU representatives work with the Graduate Administrator to plan academic events and act as a source of information and support for students.

The WGSI GSU’s 2021-2022 executive team can be contacted individually or through the course union’s email: utgsu.wgsgsu@gmail.com

Reese Carr – Chair  
Umaimah Adan – Co-Chair 
Guita Banan – Treasurer   
Grace Cameron – Secretariat 
Cameron Powell – Communications 
Natsinet Tewolde – Events Coordinator 
Keira Mayo – Collaborative Representative 
Emily Ehrensperger – CUPE 3902 Department Representative