GSA Vice-President Student Services 2019-2020: Chantal Labonté
"The Vice-President Student Services is responsible for GSA and University services provided to graduate students" (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.e).
An Ontarian, Chantal made the trek from her hometown of Sudbury to
McMaster University and finally to the University of Alberta where she earned
her MEd. She is now pursuing her PhD in Educational Psychology, with her
research focusing on the assessment, development, inclusion, and intervention
of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and other
neurodevelopmental disorders. When not working as a respite worker for
children with autism spectrum disorder, Chantal unwinds thanks to Netflix and
online shopping. And though she hasn’t had the chance to hit the slopes lately,
she is a certified ski instructor.
Chantal has served on a number of governing bodies, including the Education
Faculty Council, the Department of Educational Psychology Council, the
Educational Psychology Graduate Students’ Association, and GSA Council, and is
excited to apply this wealth of experience to her upcoming work as the Vice-
President Student Services.