Monthly Newsletter
May 2024
News & Services
May 9 – May 20 : Nominations open for GSA Councillor Elections - Spring’24
The GSA-UW is looking for graduate students to represent their fellow peers as a departmental councillor on the GSA-UW Council. Please visit the website for the open positions in various departments and submit your nomination by filling the Councillor Nomination Form before 5:00 PM on Monday, May 20. The elections will be conducted from Monday, May 27 to Monday, June 3. Please reach out to the Elections Coordinator by email, if you have any questions.

Join the Board!
The GSA is looking for passionate students to sit on our Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the graduate student community and contribute to improving the experience at UW.  

Applications are open from May 6th – 19th at 11:59 PM EST. More information can be found on our
“Jobs & Opportunities” page on our website.”
🌟 Get Involved in GSA as Volunteer in Spring 2024! 🌟
Exciting times lie ahead as our campus comes alive with a series of dynamic events tailored just for you! Whether it's networking mixers, academic workshops, or social gatherings, there's something for everyone. But here's the best part: you have the opportunity to be at the heart of it all! We're calling on enthusiastic volunteers like you to join us in making the GSA and/or Graduate House events truly unforgettable.

Ready to elevate your campus journey and make lasting memories? Sign up now using our volunteer form, and let's make this term one to remember, together!
Conference, From Targeting in Academia to Promoting Trust and Understanding
The University of Waterloo would like to invite you to the upcoming Conference, From Targeting in Academia to Promoting Trust and Understanding, set to take place at the University of Waterloo on June 27-28, 2024.  The Conference is a full two-day event, comprising keynote speakers, presenters, and special events. It focuses on the broad subject of responding to antagonistic and intimidating reactions to academic research and pedagogy.  
You may find the Conference Agenda, along with all other conference details, at the links below. The Registration Fee is very reasonable, and each registrant receives two breakfasts, full lunches, beverages and snacks, and entry to all conference activities. Early-price registration ends on May 28th, and full-price registration is from May 29th to June 13th.  
Conference Details, including the Agenda can be found here.
Asian Heritage Month

Happy Asian Heritage Month! The Asian community is vast and wonderfully diverse. For over two centuries, immigrants have enriched Canada's cultural tapestry, hailing from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western, Central, and Southeast Asia. Their contributions have gifted our society with a mosaic of languages, ethnicities, and religious traditions. Let's celebrate this rich cultural heritage not just this month, but every month!
Graduate Award for Black and Indigenous Students  

We are excited to report back about the Graduate Award for Black and Indigenous Students; a grant made possible through a commitment of funds from the GSA, the Graduate Studies Endowment Fund (GSEF), and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). Congratulations to our recipient Iyi Oluyemi!  
May 9: WRCLS Virtual Housing Legal Drop-In Sessions  2-4 PM 

Drop-in to the first Virtual Housing Legal Drop-In Sessions of S24 semester with the Waterloo Region Community Legal Services. Get all your tenancy questions answered before any potential issues arise!  

For the Eventbrite Registration Link 
click here. 

May 15: Paint-A-Succulent  5-7 PM @ Grad House

🌿 Are you stressed from school and need time to relax? Join us on May 15th from 5-7 PM at the Grad House for the Paint-A-Succulent workshop to paint your stress away! 🎨🌵 We have everything you need to express your creativity and you get to take home your beautifully designed pot and succulent! 🖌️

May 24: International Student Mixer  5-7 PM 
🌍✨ Calling all international students! 🎉 Join us at the Grad Lounge on Friday, May 24th for an exciting mixer tailored just for you! Connect with fellow students from across the globe, dive into campus life and GSA insights, and indulge in complimentary pizza! 🍕 While registration isn't mandatory, we kindly request that you complete the Google form linked in our bio to help us estimate attendance. Can't wait to see you there! 

For the Registration Link click here.

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


Can you believe they let us name it? Get a squeeeeeeeze of this pale ale, easy-drinking but hazy, made with oats and orangey citra hops. Lactose seals the creamsicle deal here, which, like a beer, you also don’t squeeze. SQUEEZE it for a limited time – it's FRESH!  

Thanks to brewmaster Marv and all the folks at @neustadtspringsbrewery that made this beer possible. Stay tuned for updates on our brewing journey and the pour on this really good, badly named beer!! 

Espresso is only getting hotter with each grind, folks. We’re now offering a decaffeinated ¡Ole! made by steaming milk with our new signature flavour syrups, Tai-Chi (chai) and ChocaMole (chili and chocolate). Dumb names, serious coffee – seriously. Check the menu! 
May 10: SPRING FLING Welcome New Grads and Come-on-Back Old Ones! @ GH 4:30 PM 

It’s back-to-school time....for a specific slice of post-secondary students that we’re particularly fond-of 😉 Come by and get a FREE Beverage if you’re a new grad, or just hangout and enjoy U Waterloo’s own DJ Rishabh from @uwaterloodjclub. Meet new folks, drink local brew from @stockyardsbrewing, and maybe chill on the patio if the weather is nice. I hope it is! See yea May 10 @ 4:30PM 
May 8, 22 & 29: TRIVIA NIGHTs RETURN @ GH 6 -8 PM 
Did you know you can get paid for going to school? Oh yeah – paid in Grad House gift cards, t-shirts, and glassware, that is! Play, win, and maybe get disproportionately rattled over a technicality. It’s FREE! May 8, 22, & 29 @ 6PM.  

May 16: MUSIC BINGO DAB DAB DAB Ain’t This Playlist Rad?  Another Trivia Night (oops) @ 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 😊 May 16, 6PM, listen closely, dab quickly. More music bingos to come this term! 

That’s right. If you don’t come to sing, at least come for that – May 23 at 6PM! 

Check out more details about these events in the Events section of our website.


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