GSA General Election

On February 20, 2018, the nomination period closed for the 2018 GSA General Election. Three out of the five GSA executive positions are contested and were decided on through a vote on March 12 and 13.

Due to a technical difficulty, the voting period was extended until 1:00pm on March 14.

697 students voted in the election – approximately 12% of the graduate student population.

Your 2018-2019 GSA Executive Board is:


Brit Paris

VP Academic

Elena Favaro

VP External

Marcela Coelho Lopes

VP Student Life

Mina Iskander

VP Finance & Services

Mohammad Mansouri

Learn more about the GSA current Executive Board HERE

Want to run for a GSA executive position?

A GSA executive position can be incredibly rewarding. Executives build invaluable professional experience and expand their network by leaps and bounds.

Follow these recommended steps before you take the leap and run for an executive position:

Talk to an executive member


Contact our President or VPs and schedule a meeting to talk about your interest in the role. Any of our executive would be happy to discuss their position, and what is involved in the job.

Attend a Graduate Representative Council (GRC) meeting


GRC meetings happen on the last Tuesday of every month from October to May and are open to all graduate students. These meetings are filled with information on what the GSA does and how the executive members serve our students.

Talk to your supervisor


This is very important. An executive position is a big commitment and your supervisor should know about your interest in running and how this may affect your schedule.

Volunteer with the GSA


Nothing will give you more insight into the GSA than volunteering with the organization. Whether it’s sitting on one of our many committees, or helping out with an event, we’d welcome your support!