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  • BUSU/GSA Governance and Elections Coordinator

    BUSU/GSA Governance and Elections Coordinator

    Application Deadline: Friday, September 23 at 4pm EST
    To apply please send a cover letter and resume/CV to

    Kayleigh Rossetto, Director – Governance and Advocacy (BUSU) at krossetto@brockbusu.ca

    Position Type: Part Time Contract
    Number of Positions: 1
    Candidate Type:
    Current Student (enrolled in courses; available part-time or summer)
    Employment Category: Administrative & Office
    Job Title: Governance and Elections Coordinator
    Job Location: Hybrid on-campus and virtual
    Job Description: The Elections and Governance Coordinator is primarily responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of all BUSU and GSA election periods while acting as the Returning Officer (RO). They will be the lead authority over the policies and procedures of the elections, ensuring all candidates act in accordance with BUSU and GSA legislation and make decisions that positively impact the execution of a fair election.

    In addition, the Elections and Governance Coordinator will take on a variety of responsibilities pertaining to BUSU and GSA Governance to ensure students are properly represented within Brock and the outside community.

    Administers Elections and Referenda

    • Meets all administrative obligations of the Returning Officer as prescribed in BUSU and GSA legislation, including but not limited to:
      • properly advertising elections and referenda
      • opening and closing of nomination period
      • holding an all-candidates meeting
      • opening and closing of campaigning period
      • enforcing election and referenda rules
      • overseeing the opening and closing of the ballot
      • delivering election and referenda results
      • assisting in drafting referenda questions where applicable.
    • Attends Elections committees as required
    • Coordinates the meeting schedule of ad-hoc committees for decisions and reviews requiring impartial bodies (e.g. Disqualification Panel)
    • Moderates Election and Referenda Debates, when applicable
    • Prepares and submits Reimbursement for candidates and referenda teams to BUSU and GSA finance offices
    Job Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS

    • Thorough knowledge of BUSU legislation (By-law and policies 400 and 401) and GSA legislation (Bylaw and Documents 010, 040, 042, 044, 046 and other relevant legislation)
    • Strong communication skills both oral and written
    • Well-developed time-management skills
    • Strong public speaking skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to resolve conflict in an effective and diplomatic manner
    • Demonstrated ability to be punctual and gives attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Experience in policy implementation and/or enforcement
    • Active listening and mediation training is preferred
    • Legally eligible to work in Canada
    • May not be on a co-op placement for the duration of their term
    • Must have proven experience working in a related field
    • Must be a registered graduate student at Brock University and GSA member during the term of their employment
    Salary: $22/hour
    End Date: 03/31/2023
    Minimum Education Completed: Any Level
    Open to All Degrees and Disciplines: No
    Targeted Degrees and Disciplines: View Targeted Programs

    Accountancy (MAcc)
    Applied Disability Studies (MA)
    Applied Linguistics (MA)
    Biological Sciences (MSc)
    Biotechnology (MSc)
    Child and Youth Studies (MA)
    Classics (MA)
    Computer Science (MSc)
    Earth Sciences (MSc)
    Education (MEd)
    English (MA)
    Geography (MA)
    History (MA)
    Management (MSc)
    Mathematics and Statistics (MSc)
    Physics (MSc)
    Political Science (MA)
    Popular Culture (MA)
    Psychology (MA)
    Social Justice and Equity Studies (MA)
    Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts (MA)

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  • GSA Announces Newly Appointed Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion for 2022-2023

    September 2, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    GSA Announces Newly Appointed Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion for 2022-2023

    After announcing the resignation of the Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion on July 29, the GSA swiftly embarked on a thorough recruitment process to fill this vacancy and once again complete the executive compliment.

    During the recruitment period, in pursuance to Document 001, other relevant GSA legislation and under the guidance of the Board of Director, the Executive Committee shared responsibilities of this position until a successful candidate was determined and appointed by the Board of Directors.

    The recruitment process in its entirety was held in online spaces due to current hybrid nature of the GSA operations. The Recruitment Committee’s recommendation for the position was presented to the Board of Directors at a special meeting on September 1, providing Board Directors the opportunity to scrutinize the recruitment process and the nomination. The Board unanimously supported the appointment of Alex Wilder to the position of Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion for the remainder of the 2022-2023 operating year (September 6, 2022 – April 30, 2023).

    “Though two recruitment cycles over the summer is not the most typical for our organization, I am proud of the way the GSA has approached this recruitment cycle and its comprehensive, accountable and transparent nature,” says GSA President, Haley Myatt. “Our recruitment processes that were codified into policies last year helped guide us through a seamless path from advertisement and notification of the vacancy, through deliberations, and to the final decision. The process undertaken during this search upholds the GSA’s commitment to have equitable, inclusive recruitments.”

    Wilder is a PhD student from the Department of Biology and comes to the GSA with a large range of experiences with advocacy, community-building, student leadership and initiative creation. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to act as a voice for students and use my role to enact real change so we can continue making Brock a great campus,” shares Wilder. “I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for all students to actively participate in supportive and educational dialog, bringing about positive changes and experiences. I hope to serve as not only an advocate for my fellow students, but as a resource for student self-advocacy. Together we can create a fulfilling and inclusive graduate experience.”

    With the addition of Wilder, the full 2022-2023 Executive Committee stands as:

    • President and CEO – Haley Myatt
    • President, Communication and Advancement – Sarah Burger
    • Vice President, Equity and Inclusion – Alex Wilder
    • Vice President, External Affairs – Rakha Zabin
    • Vice President, Student Engagement – Safa Khan
    • Past President – Christopher Yendt

    “Alex will be joining the GSA during one of our most active times of the academic year, but I have full confidence that she will be able to approach this new position with a fresh focus, passion and compassion. Over the next month, the GSA will undertake a comprehensive onboarding process, to make sure both Alex and the rest of the Executive team are best positioned for success over the remainder of our terms,” says Myatt. “Acknowledging the incredible work of the Recruitment Committee during this search, I want to thank those members for their additional investment over the month of August. I also want to thank the other executives for taking on any additional responsibilities required of them, as well as the Board for their constant support and guidance during the recruitment period.”

    The GSA looks forward to providing new and exciting opportunities for engagement and involvement moving forward. We encourage members to follow our social media channels to stay up to date on the latest news, as well as check out all the current involvement opportunities currently featured on our website.

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  • Special Edition Newsletter

    GSA Special Edition Newsletter

    Hello, Graduate Students!

    As hinted on Friday, we have some exciting opportunities for grad students. Today, we launch our recruitment and application processes for all of the positions below! Please be mindful that the application dates may vary, so keep an eye on those details.

    💼 GSA Board of Directors (Application deadline: Friday, September 9 @ 4pm EDT)

    We are currently looking for graduate students interested in student advocacy, the graduate student experience and non-profit governance to sit on our Board of Directors. Our Board is involved in making decisions that define the GSA’s strategic objectives and priorities, organizational values and future course for the GSA.

    While applications from ALL faculties will be considered for vacancies, we are primarily looking for students from Goodman School of Business and Humanities at this time.

    See the full position posting and meeting times here.

    Please send applications (cover letter, resume/cv and three references) to Mary at gsaed@brocku.ca. All documents will be kept in confidence. Time Commitment: 3-5 hours/month

    ✍️ Corporate Secretary (Application deadline: Friday, September 9 @ 4pm EDT)

    We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to mainly support the GSA through taking minutes at our Board of Directors meetings, Special or Annual General Meetings, as well as any other relevant meetings of the GSA. This position is a great way to learn about the operations of the GSA and see student leaders in action!

    See full position posting here.

    Please send applications (cover letter, resume and three references) to Sarah at gsacomm@brocku.ca. All documents will be kept in confidence. Time Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours/month

    💻 Associate Vice-President, Digital Communications (Application deadline: Friday, September 9 @ 4pm EDT)

    Have an interest in or passion for social media? Enjoy making graphics and other visual content? Mainly working alongside the Vice-President, Communications and Advancement, the AVP Digital Communications will have the opportunity to create digital content for the GSA’s social media channels, upcoming website and other visuals needs!

    See full position posting here.

    Please send applications (cover letter, resume and three references) to Sarah at gsacomm@brocku.ca. All documents will be kept in confidence. Time Commitment: 1-3 hours/week

    👥 GSA Program Assembly (Application deadline: Friday, September 30 @ 11:59pm EDT)

    The Program Assembly is comprised of program delegates from each of Brock’s 52 graduate programs who act as liaisons between the GSA Executive Committee and the graduate students in their programs. This meaningful dynamic allows for greater opportunity for students to bring their concerns from their programs to the forefront of GSA operations.

    The Program Assembly will be meeting virtually/hybrid at the following times:

    • Thursday, October 27 from 2:30pm – 4pm
    • Tuesday, December 6 from 2pm – 3pm
    • Tuesday, February 7 from 2pm – 3pm
    • Thursday, April 27 from 2:20pm – 4pm

    See the Program Assembly Application here.

    Please send your applications to Mary at gsaed@brocku.ca. All documents will be kept in confidence
    Time Commitment: See the meeting times above.

    🙌 GSA Committees (Statement of Interest Deadline: Friday, September 9 @ 4pm EDT)

    Our internal committees are a great place for students interested in graduate student life and leadership. It is a chance to meet other graduate students with similar interests and a place to collaborate with GSA Board Directors and members of the Executive Committee on matters related to graduate students.

    Our internal committees include:

    • Communications and Advancement
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Governance, Elections and Nominating
    • External Affairs
    • Student Engagement

    If interested, please send us a statement of interest (tell us why you’d like to be involved) to Mary at gsaed@brocku.ca. All information will be kept in confidence.

    🏫 Brock University Committees (Statement of Interest Deadline: Friday, September 2 @ 4pmEDT)
    The GSA is looking for graduate student representatives to sit on the following University Committees:

    • Senate’s Academic Review (Time Commitment: approximately 2-4 hours/week)
    • Senate’s Information Technology & Infrastructure (Time Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours/month)
    • Senate’s Student Appeals Board (Time Commitment: approximately 3-5 hours/month)
    • Two Row Council (must be an Indigenous Graduate Student) (Time Commitment: approximately 2 hours/month)

    If you’re interested, please send us a statement of interest (tell us why you’d like to sit on this committee) to Mary at gsaed@brocku.ca. All information will be kept in confidence.

    CONNECT WITH US!

    Website: https://brocku.ca/graduate-students-association/

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    Instagram: @BrockGSA

    Twitter: @BrockGSA

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  • Announcement of Resignation for Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion

    Announcement of Resignation for Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion

    Upon meeting with our Board of Directors yesterday afternoon, we share the resignation of our Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, Ash Grover, due to an employment opportunity with Brock’s Learning Services. We deeply respect this decision by Ash and though are saddened by the departure from our Executive Committee, the GSA fully supports this next step in Ash’s professional endeavours.

    “I have loved my time with the Graduate Students’ Association and I am grateful to have served on the Executive team for over a year,” shares Grover. “It was an honour to work with this brilliant group of individuals, and I look forward to continued opportunities to support the graduate student experience through my new role with Learning Services.”

    “Ash joined the GSA first as a Board Director in October 2020 and then the Executive Committee as Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion in May 2021. As an organization, we have been incredibly fortunate to have had her compassionate leadership, expansive knowledge, and steadfast commitment to supporting all graduate students,” shares President Haley Myatt. “As the inaugural office holder for the Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion position, Ash made monumental progress in this portfolio and created an approachable foundation for future office holders. We are deeply appreciative of all the work that Ash has done for the Association over the past few academic years and wish her the best.”

    As we embark on another summer recruitment cycle, we want to thank our members in advance for their patience and understanding for any disruptions to service or delays in communications during this time. Today, Friday, July 29, we will begin the recruitment process to fill the vacancy of Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion and to complete our Executive compliment once again.

    In discussions outside of the Board of Directors’ meeting yesterday, the Executive Committee has collectively agreed to subsequently support the transitional period wherever possible.

    If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or the role of Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, please reach out to Haley Myatt at gsapresident@brocku.ca.

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  • GSA Announces Appointment of Vice-President, Communications and Advancement for 2022-2023

    July 28, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    GSA Announces Appointment of Vice-President, Communications and Advancement for 2022-2023

    After the position of Vice-President, Communications and Advancement went unfilled during the March 2022 election period and an additional April recruitment cycle, the GSA turned towards strategic planning to fill the vacancy during the summer semester.

    During the recruitment period, in pursuance to Document 001 and other relevant GSA legislation, the Board of Directors agreed that the position’s duties be split in the interim by Haley Myatt, GSA President (former Vice-President Communications and Advancement), as well as Christopher Yendt, Past President until a successful candidate was determined and appointed by the Board.

    The recruitment process in its entirety was held in online spaces due to current hybrid nature of the GSA offices and operations. The Recruitment Committee’s recommendation for the position was presented to the Board of Directors at the July 28 meeting, providing Board Directors the opportunity to scrutinize the recruitment process and the nomination. The Board unanimously supported the appointment of Sarah Burger to the position of Vice-President, Communications and Advancement for the remainder of the 2022-2023 operating year (August 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023).

    “The GSA actively works to maintain a comprehensive, accountable and transparent process to fill any executive vacancies whenever they arise,” says Myatt. “Last year, the GSA codified and implemented new policies for which we followed in this recruitment process. These practices mirror those of the sector and ensure that the needs of our organization are met alongside our strategic commitments to upholding equitable and inclusive recruitment practices.”

    Burger, a current master’s student in the Faculty of Education, has been an active part of the Brock community throughout her time on campus and notably has added meaningful contributions to the Faculty of Graduate Studies through work with their team over the last year. “I am very excited to join the GSA team,” shares Burger. “I believe in a holistic approach to supporting the graduate community at Brock. While I am part of the fantastic Faculty of Graduate Studies team, I look forward to enhancing the graduate experience and creating a strategic Communications plan from multiple lenses that aligns with the greater interests of grad students and the Brock community.”

    “I am confident that Sarah’s expertise, experiences, and enthusiasm for communications will help elevate this portfolio within the GSA’s operations. With passions for collaboration, consistency, and engagement, I am excited to see what comes from Sarah in this role,” says Myatt. “Over the coming weeks, we will be undertaking a comprehensive onboarding process to make sure that Sarah and the rest of the Executive team are best positioned for success during the remainder of the 2022-2023 year. I want to acknowledge and share my appreciation for the members of the Recruitment Committee for their investment over the past months, for the Executive who have stepped up to share the workload in interim basis and the Board for their continued guidance throughout this recruitment process.”

    We encourage members to follow our social media channels to stay up to date on the latest news, as well as keeping an eye on our communication channels for upcoming avenues for your own involvement with the GSA.

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  • Recruitment and Appointment Process for the Associate Vice President and Corporate Secretary

    Notice: Recruitment and Appointment Process for the
    Associate Vice President and Corporate Secretary

    To: Members of the Brock University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

    Pursuant to the GSA Policy (Document 27A) and other relevant GSA legislation, the association is looking to fill the role of Associate Vice-President and Corporate Secretary. The appointment will take effect for July 11, 2022 and be in effect until April 30, 2023. The start date may alter, dependent on recruitment results. Recruitment will be rolling, whereby consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications of June 26, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Applications must include the following:

    1. A statement of interest in the position/cover letter
    2. A resume/curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience
    3. Contact information for three references.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Additionally, experience with minute, record or note-taking should be clearly noted. While not required, any previous experience actively working on committees, advisory groups or Board of Directors should also be clearly highlighted.

    Interviews shall be scheduled and conducted during the week following the close of the application period with an aim to announce an appointment in the week prior to the position commencement date.

    All applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed, via email, to Haley Myatt, President and CEO at gsapresident@brocku.ca.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the University’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) throughout the hiring process the Graduate Students’ Association’s commitment to increase diversity in positions of influence. We are actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invite applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, two-spirit as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

    The Graduate Students’ Association represents the interests of all graduate students at Brock University. At registration, all graduate students at Brock become members of the GSA. The GSA is the independent voice of graduate students on campus and is recognized by Brock University as the official representative of Brock graduate students.

      Job Description GSA Associate Vice President & Corporate Secretary     

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  • Recruitment and Appointment Process for the Associate Vice President, Digital Communications

    Notice: Recruitment and Appointment Process for the
    Associate Vice President, Digital Communications

    To: Members of the Brock University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)

    Pursuant to the GSA Policy (Document 27A) and other relevant GSA legislation, the association is looking to fill the role of Associate Vice-President, Digital Communications. The appointment will take effect for July 18, 2022 and be in effect until April 30, 2023. The start date may alter, dependent on recruitment results. Recruitment will be rolling, whereby consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications of June 26, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.

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    Applications must include the following:

    1. A statement of interest in the position/cover letter
    2. A resume/curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience
    3. Contact information for three references.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Additionally, experience with content creation, graphic design and experience with relevant design and social media platforms should be clearly noted. While not required, applicants may also provide no more than five (5) samples of creative work/concepts to further illustrate their skills and/or interest in the position of Associate Vice President, Digital Communications. Samples of work may include, but is not limited to: social media graphics, infographics, print materials, web design, videos, GIFs.

    Interviews shall be scheduled and conducted during the week following the close of the application period with an aim to announce an appointment in the week prior to the position commencement date.

    All applications will be held in strict confidence and should be directed, via email, to Haley Myatt, President and CEO at gsapresident@brocku.ca

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In keeping with the University’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) throughout the hiring process the Graduate Students’ Association’s commitment to increase diversity in positions of influence. We are actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invite applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, two-spirit as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

    The Graduate Students’ Association represents the interests of all graduate students at Brock University. At registration, all graduate students at Brock become members of the GSA. The GSA is the independent voice of graduate students on campus and is recognized by Brock University as the official representative of Brock graduate students.

    Job Description GSA Associate Vice President, Digital Communications

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  • Mental Health and Well-Being Supports Available to Graduate Students

    May 27, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    Mental Health and Well-Being Supports Available to Graduate Students

    Over the last few weeks, news and social media channels have been flooded with stories that have felt heavy to many. We acknowledge that recent news updates alongside continued navigation of pandemic/post-pandemic spaces, balancing graduate workloads and finding harmony between all outputs of your lives can feel overwhelming.

    We want you to know that your experiences are valid. We want you to know that you are not alone.

    Acknowledging that reaching out for support may not always be easy, we have gathered a list of resources that we hope can be a starting point for you discovering supports that work best for your own well-being, mental health and situation.

    Personal Counselling & MySSP App

    Personal counselling is available to all Brock graduate students 24/7. You can speak to a professionally trained counsellor in a confidential space, completely free.

    • For an appointment call 905-688-5550 x 6380 or visit ST400 on campus
    • For urgent 24/7 telephone counselling, call 1-833-BROCK33 (1-833-2762-533)

    You can also download the MySSP app (provided free by Brock) and receive confidential 24/7 support via text or telephone with a professional counsellor. Support is available in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese (simplified Chinese via chat).

    The app also offers an extensive library of mental health and well-being resources, including articles, podcasts, infographics and videos and unlimited free access to the virtual fitness app LIFT. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. When creating a profile, be sure to enter ‘Brock University Student Counselling Program’ as the school.

    For other avenues of well-being, wellness, and mental health supports, please consider:

    Additional App Recommendations

    If you are looking for a resource that is more portable and accessible to your every day, perhaps a mobile-based app could work for you. While there are several support resources online that you can access, here are a few suggestions to kickstart your search to find the best option for you:

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  • Increased Engagement Opportunities for Graduate Students Through BUSU Partnership

    April 29, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    Increased Engagement Opportunities for Graduate Students Through BUSU Partnership

    Throughout the last two years, particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic, we have witnessed a growing interest from graduate students vocalizing their desires for more opportunities to create community, connect with other graduate students and get more involved on the Brock campus. As a strategic pillar within our organization, we continue to prioritize efforts to build community through and within our actions as an organization.

    Considering student need and under the direction of our Strategic Plan, we have worked diligently over the last year to identify opportunities for graduate students. Today, we are proud to announce a deepened partnership with the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU).

    Through a new omnibus agreement with BUSU, the GSA has secured the following for graduate students:

    • Access to BUSU events and programming, under the same terms and conditions offered to undergraduate students
    • Ability to create graduate student clubs, under BUSU’s purview
    • Open opportunity to join and participate in BUSU clubs, in accordance with BUSU policies and established club rules

    Event and club access now stands alongside the previous agreed upon services between the GSA and BUSU: the Food First program and transit/U-Pass.

    “This agreement finalizes years of efforts to partner more closely together, benefiting both graduate and undergraduate students,” shares GSA President, Christopher Yendt. “We have been aligned on a number of major projects over the last several years, from the Zone renovation, mental health initiatives and increased support for Aboriginal Student Services. Having worked for both BUSU and the GSA, I have long seen the opportunity to bring our two organizations closer together and this agreement is not only a culmination of those efforts but represents a first of its kind partnership within the student association sector in Ontario.”

    Graduate students are now able to access BUSU events, programming, and clubs.

    We look forward to the continued partnerships with BUSU and will continue to work towards the establishment of strong community for graduate students at Brock.

     

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  • Recap: 2022 Starlight Gala & GSA Award Winners

    April 4, 2022 – (St. Catharines, ON)

    Recap: 2022 Starlight Gala & GSA Award Winners

    On Saturday, April 2, over 300 graduate students, alumni, members of senior administration and honorable guests joined the GSA at Club Roma for the annual Starlight Gala. In what can be claimed as the largest in-person event for graduate students in the history of Brock, this evening also marked twenty years of operation for the GSA. It truly was a night of celebration and community.

    As pillar of the event’s ceremony, extraordinary individuals were recognized for their work, research, community service and dedication to the graduate student community. Congratulations to all:

    GSA Award Winners:

    Academic Excellence Award – Ardalan Eyni

    Teaching Assistant of the Year – Lauren Nesbitt

    Community and Engagement Award – Mariana Garrido de Castro

    Volunteer of the Year Award – Neerav Vaidya and Emma Schmidt

    Outstanding Graduate Mentorship Award – Hannah Charnock

    President’s Award – Owen Angus-Yamada

    Honorary Membership Inductees:

    Jack M. Miller (2022 inductee, posthumous)

    Marilyn Rose (2022 inductee, posthumous)

    Christopher Yendt (2021 inductee)

    GSA Ambassador – Class of 2022 Cohort:

    Mario De Diviitis

    Diana Huson

    Russell Evans

    Chris Ventura

    Kithio Mwanzia

    Amber Bramer

    Jason Ribeiro

    Mary-Louise Vanderlee

    Gianluca Agostinelli

    Scott Behie

    Natalie Spadafora

    Rebecca Macpherson

    John Smol

    Lisa Whittingham

    Kiel Omerod

    Ashleigh Miatello

    Jess Vickruck

    Daniel Antwi-Amoabeng

    GRADFlix Winners:

    Third Place and People’s Choice: Kim Uyeno

    Second Place: Megan Pellow

    First Place: Caitlyn Gallant

    We want to especially thank our presenting sponsor, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, for their support in the development and execution of the Gala. We are excited to continue working together and collaborating as a way towards stronger engagement of graduate students.

    We also want to thank our other sponsors and donors for their contributions to the Gala:

    Platinum Sponsors

    – Student VIP

    – Brock University Alumni Association

    – Drug Smart Pharmacy

    Bronze Sponsors:

    – BUSU, the Brock University Students’ Union

    – The Office of the President

    – CUPE Local 4207

    Special thanks to:

    – Brock Campus Store

    – Brock Recreation

    – Daily Grind Café

    – Canadian Federation of Students

    – Landmark Cinemas – Pen Centre

    – HUB International

    – Pen Financial

    – Brock University Applied Disabilities Department

    – Brock University Sociology Department

    – Brock University Print and Digital Services

    Special thanks to DJ Patty V for being both the master of ceremonies and DJ for the Gala’s reception, as well as Club Roma and their staff for helping bring the event to life and create a warm space for our attendees to enjoy the evening in.

    To graduate students: we look forward to creating more memories with you – stay tuned for more programming and opportunities!

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