Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (G.S.A.) was founded in 1941 and is regarded as an essential element in the life of the Faculty. It is associated with the Graduate Students’ Union (G.S.U.) and includes all students enrolled in the Faculty. The constitution provides for two co-chairs and other officers elected in the Fall of each academic year. Representatives are also named to the Faculty Council and its standing committees, to the Ontario Association of Social Workers, Metro Toronto Branch Board and the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work.

The objectives of the G.S.A. are:

• to enhance communication among students, faculty, staff and our social work community;
• to represent social work students in university matters;
• to promote linkages with social agencies;
• to monitor and evaluate social work education;
• to initiate and administer a program of extra-curricular activities;
• and to take initiative to welcome and orient students entering the Faculty.

The G.S.A. presents annual awards for excellence in teaching. The Executive meet regularly with the Dean, the Associate Dean, and the M.S.W. Program Director. This enables the Council to respond to student concerns and coordinate student activities in the educational and political processes of the Faculty. In this regard, it is important to maintain linkages with students in other schools of social work, particularly through attendance at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work.

G.S.A. Constitution

Please here for a PDF document.

Student Committee/Group Event Funding Application


Calendar of Events for 2015-16
September 9, 2015 Orientation for Fall incoming students
October 13, 2015 Faculty meet and greet
November 17, 2015 Bake sale (proceeds to a charity)
November 23, 2015
March 21, 2016
Pet therapy
Date TBA Holiday party
February 2, 2016 Food drive
October 19, 20, 2015 Grad photos
December 27, 28, 2015 Grad photos
January 11, 12, 18, 19, 2016 Grad photos

Fall 2015 G.S.A. Meeting Dates (12:15-1:30)

September 22
October 5 (1:15-2:00 p.m.)
October 20
November 2
November 16
November 30
December (optional end of term celebration TBD)

Winter 2016 G.S.A. Meeting Dates (12:15-1:30)

January 12
January 25
February 9
February 22
March 8
March 21
April 5