Monthly Newsletter
March 2023
News & Services
Grad Lounge Access!
Do you want a quiet space to work on assignments or mark midterms? All graduate students are now able to utilize the Grad Lounge, SLC 3216, which is a space dedicated solely for you as graduate students. This room can only be accessed using your Watcard and to gain access to the room please submit a “Contact Us” form and select “Request Access for Grad Lounge”. Check our website

This month, people all over the world are celebrating Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim faith. Many of our Muslim community members will be fasting from sunrise to sunset. Wishing a very happy Ramadan to everyone celebrating! Ramadan Mubarak!

Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility! 

March 31st is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate and honour transgender people and increase visibility and awareness of the transgender community's struggles and triumphs. While the fight for gender equity is ongoing, March 31st is a step towards trans visibility and liberation.      

Wishing a very happy easter to all of those celebrating this month. We hope your time spent with family, friends, or on your own is joyous and restful.      
Join Board of Directors!

Do you have experience in student government? Want to shape the University of Waterloo campus for graduate students? Submit a director nomination form by March 10th, 2024 at 11:59 ET. We are looking for confident and eager students to lead the graduate student body through the Board of Directors.  

The nomination form can be found on our website
Annual General Meeting!

Attention all graduate students! The GSA is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 3rd at 4:30 PM. This meeting will be hybrid taking place in person in SLC 3216 (Grad Lounge) and over Microsoft Teams. This provides you the opportunity to vote on important decisions that affect your experience as a graduate student and voice your opinion on current issues. For those who attend in person, light refreshments will be provided. Please check your inboxes for the official meeting notice which includes the Agenda and the virtual meeting link.

Please check our website for additional information regarding the AGM. One important item for this meeting is the elections of Director positions. A full list of our Director candidates can be found on our website.   
Coordinator Hiring!

The GSA is hiring! We are looking for graduate students to join our team in various roles including the Council Speaker, VP Communications and a new Promotions coordinator. We are accepting applications until March 10th, 11:59 PM ET.  

Check out our
“Jobs & Opportunities” page for more information.

A Midnight Scholar's Soiree
April 4, 2024, 7PM - 12AM, Federation Hall
Step into sophistication and indulge in an evening of elegance at GSA’s “A Midnight Scholar’s Soiree.’ 🌟 Join us for a night of celebration and unforgettable memories as we celebrate the unique graduate journey, we are all navigating together! 🎓✨ The Midnight Scholar’s Soiree will be hosted at the Federation Hall on April 4th from 7 PM – 12 AM. DJ, food, and 360 photobooths will be provided! 🎶🍽️📸 Secure your tickets for the Soiree now at EventBrite 
March 6: Archery  2-4 PM @ PAC Activity Area (Above the Gym) 

Say goodbye to the winter blues, grab a bow and lets aim for the bullseye! Whether you’ve never held a bow before or you’re a seasoned pro, our archery event is your chance to unleash your potential and hit the bullseye! Join us and fellow graduate students at the PAC Activity Area on March 6th (Wednesday) from 2-4 PM to have fun and make long-lasting connections!

March 12: Womens Day Tote Bag Painting 5:30 - 7 PM @ The Graduate House, Green Room

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the GSA is teaming up with JamNetwork to present a Women’s Day Tote Bag Painting event. Students will get a free tote bag and paint material to display their artistic skills!

With the help of special guest speakers, we will learn about the origins of International Women’s Day and the strong women that broke barriers throughout history.  

Refreshments will be provided.  

Spots are limited to register. Click

March 12: Conversation Cafes: Students with Families @  4-5:30 PM, SLC Grad Lounge 

We are hosting our first Conversation Cafe for graduate students with families! Join us on March 12th at the SLC Grad Student Lounge and have some snacks, meet some new students and engage in a discussion about on and off campus resources and balancing graduate student life and family responsibilities. Register to attend the event here.  
March 14: Virtual Housing Legal Drop-In Sessions @  2-4 PM 

The next virtual Housing Legal Drop-In Sessions with the Waterloo Region Community Legal Services will take place on March 14th between 2:00-4:00PM. Speak with a member of their legal team to get support on any tenancy issues you may be having. Register here to secure your spot!    
March 14: Mental Health Workshop @  2-4 PM 

Feeling the winter blues? You’re not alone. Join Campus Wellness and fellow graduate students at our mental health workshop on March 28th from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Graduate Lounge (this is a drop-in event!). Counsellor Cecilia Braga Bezerra from Campus Wellness will guide and explore strategies to understand more about mental health! Let’s break the winter slump and build a supportive community together. Your mental well-being matters, and this workshop is here to empower you and the community! Coffee and snacks will be provided! 
Check out the Events section on our website for more information.
Graduate House
Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Service begins at 11:30 AM
Kitchen closes at 6:00 PM / 8:00 PM
Last call at 6:30 PM / 8:30 PM
 Espresso is Here. Come love the coffee at GH again!  

We’re back to caffeinating campus, now featuring espresso, cortados, cappuccinos, and lattes priced regular AND for grads!. Service starts at 11:30AM.

That’s right. If you don’t come to sing, at least come for that - March 7th at 6PM!   

March 21 & April 4:  Music Bingo at GH @ 6-8 PM 

The dabbing doesn't STOP when this playlist only BOPS! Join us at GH for FREE music bingo feat. uh, PRIZES and playlists :) February 1 and 29, 6pm - 8pm, listen closely, dab quickly. More music bingos to come this term! 
ST. PATTY’s at GH! Come and do the St. Patrick’s Stuff March 15!  

It’s beer! The St. Patrick’s stuff is BEER! You know what you're celebrating for - it's St. Pat's at GH! All are welcome to this FREE, low-pressure, high-bar bar-nite feat. local craft cask(s) and our homie with tha spinz, DJ Trent! Bring your WATcard and Gov ID for entrance (19+ only) and hit us up March 15th @ 5PM (or at 11:30am, you horrible lot)
THE IDEAS OF MARCH: TRIVIA NIGHTs at GH every Wednesday in March! @ 6-8 PM

Et tu? There’s even one on April 3rd, history nerds.  
BOARD GAME NIGHTS almost every Monday @ 4-7 PM 

Our collection grows as the Winter slows 😊 Join us for open board game nights almost every Monday this term. We're hosting free space to learn and play a SWEET selection of games old, new, simple, fun, and frustrating. Hate or love your friends March 4, 11, 18, and 25. Play anytime from 4pm to 7pm, gamers.
Check out more details about these events in the Events section of our website.


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