GSA Response to COVID-19

Recent actions in support of grad students

20 April 2020

The GSA President and Vice-Presidents are working to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on graduate students. While continuing its standard operations remotely, the GSA has responded to rising graduate student financial needs by:

- Allotting an approximate additional $200,000 to GSA Emergency Bursaries;
- Participating in a number of discussions with University administration that have resulted in a suspension of the PAW Centre and Athletics and Recreation fees for the Spring/Summer 2020 term, and the U-Pass fee for the Spring 2020 term - you learn more about Spring/Summer fees HERE;
- Continuing our financial support of the Campus Food Bank, which totalled $15,000 this year, with an increase of over 30%; and
- Remaining committed to continuing our federal and provincial advocacy with respect to securing additional financial supports for graduate students and discussing issues related to tuition costs with University administration. See a request to the provincial government concerning supports for students HERE.