Graduate Students' Association

The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) at the University of Lethbridge is a student body of graduate students, elected by our peers to represent graduate student issues at various levels of the university. Our mandate is to identify graduate student needs in order to ensure policies across the university advocate for students appropriately.

If you have any questions or concerns about student representation or if you are interested in volunteering as a student representative please contact: gsa@uleth.ca

Internal (GSA) Committees

GSA Awards Committee

  • Chair: Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Doug Orr (External Representative)
  • Theresah Dossou (Graduate Rep.Social Sciences)
  • Nathan Hill (Graduate Rep. Independent)

GSA Budget Committee

  • Chair: Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Mirela Ambeskovic (Natural Sciences)

GSA Legislation and Governance Committee

  • Chair: Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Co-Chair: Faye Salins (VP Student Life)
  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Kris Cormier (Graduate Rep. Independent)
  • Rachel Dombowsky (Graduate Rep.Independent)

GSA Elections Committee

  • Chair: Faye Salins (VP Student Life)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Nathan Hill (Graduate Rep. Independent)
  • 1 rep.

GSA Annual  "Meeting of the Minds" Conference Planning Committee

  • Chair: Faye Salins (VP Student Life)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Rachel Dombowsky (Graduate Rep.Independent)
  • David Adebesin (Graduate Rep. Management)
  • Betty Wanjiru (Graduate Rep. International)

GSA Mental Health Initiatives Steering Committee

  • Chair: Faye Salins (VP Student Life)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Nathan Hill (Graduate Rep. Independent)
  • Rachel Dombowsky (Graduate Rep. Independent)

GSA Social Events Committee

  • Chair: Faye Salins (VP Student Life)
  • Co-Chair: Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Anna Motsyk (Executive Coordinator)
  • Betty Wanjiru (Graduate Rep. International)
  • Theresah Dossou (Graduate Rep. Social Sciences)

Meeting of the Minds Journal Committee

  • Chair: Theresah Dossou (Graduate Rep.Social Sciences)
  • Brendan Cummins (President)

 


Provincial Advocacy Committees

Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council (ab-GPAC)

  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Betty Wanjiru (Graduate Rep. International)
  • Kris Cormier (Graduate Rep. Independent)

External Committees

Board of Governors (BOG) Committees

BOG - Governance Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

BOG Teaching Chair Committee

  • Rafaela Marasco (Grad Student)

General Faculties Council (GFC) Committees

GFC Council Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

GFC Executive Committee

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

GFC Nominations Committee

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

GFC Aboriginal Education Committee

  • 1 rep.

GFC Academic Quality Assurance

  • Mirela Ambeskovic (Graduate Rep. Natural Sciences)

GFC Admission Standards Committee

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

GFC Convocation Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

GFC Curriculum Coordinating Committee

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

GFC Library Committee

  • Theresah Dossou (Graduate Rep.Social Sciences)

GFC Student Awards Committee

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

GFC Strategic Planning Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

GFC Graduate Student Discipline Committee

  • Nathan Hill (Graduate Rep.Independent)

  • Kris Cormier (Graduate Rep. Independent)

GFC Survey Management Committee

  • David Adebesin (Graduate Rep.Management)

University Librarian Appointment Committee

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

University of Lethbridge Senate Committees

Senate

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

Senate Volunteer Awards Committee

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

Senate Honorary Degrees Committee

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

Other University/Community Committees

Alcohol&Drug Awareness Committee

  • Dorothea Morrison (Graduate Rep. Humanities)

AMYTHEST Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

Animal Welfare Committee

  • Rachel Dombowsky (General Rep. Independent)

Arts & Science Committee:

  • Dorothea Morrison (Graduate Rep. Humanities)

Associate VP Research Appointment Committee

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life Committee

  • Betty Wanjiru

Chancellor Search Committee

  • 1 rep.

CKXU 88.3FM Committee

  • Betty Wanjiru (Graduate Rep.International)

Distinguished Teaching Award Committee

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

Environmental Sustainability Committee

  • Nathan Hill (Graduate Rep. Independent)

Fine Arts Committee

  • 1 rep.

Food for Thought Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

Health & Dental Committee:

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

International Advisory Operational Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

Lecture Series Committee

  • Shahina Parvin (Graduate Rep. International)

Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG) Committee

  • Komal Jafri (Graduate Rep. Management)

Mental Health Action Committee

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

Preventing Sexual Violence Action Committee

  • David Adebesin (General Rep. Management)

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Council

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

  • Dorothea Morrison (Graduate Rep. Humanities)

Speaker Award Committee

  • Mashal Fida

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Executive Committee

  • Brendan Cummins (President)

Teaching Centre (CAETL) Advisory Council

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

THRIVE Working Group

  • Brendan Cummins (President)
  • Faye Salins (VP Student Life)

University Budgetary Advisory Committee

  • Mohammed Abubakari (VP Finance&Services)

University of Lethbridge Alumni Association

  • Brendan Cummins (President)