No More Silence Over the Treatment of Exam Invigilators

Invigilators are the front line in protecting the integrity of the examination process, and they should get the respect and pay they deserve.examInvigilation

The GSA is behind our members and we want to hear from you. For more information please click here.

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Elections Results

Thank you to all of the candidates who put their name forth and to the over 700 members who came out to vote.

Vice-President External

Khan, Mohammed Jawad:  425    Trevor James Smith : 182

Director Engineering and Computer Science

  • Singh, Harkirat : 266
  • Astaneh, Leili : 172
  • Koochekian Sabor, Korosh :  151
  • Islam, Md. Eftakhairul: 142
  • Kumar, Vivek: 130
  • Kolan, Sriharsha: 125
  • Majumdar, Suryadipta: 123
  • Manthapuri, Sundhura : 123
  • Choudhary, Utkarsh : 115
Rahman, Md. Tajmilur : 106
Fee Levy Questions

Concordia Student Broadcasting Corporation

The Graduate Students’ Association of Concordia University (GSA) is responsible for ensuring that fee levy funds contributed by its members entitle them to a voice in these organizations through democratic structures. It has been brought to the attention of the GSA council that the Concordia Student Broadcasting Corporation (CSBC), the governing body of CJLO 1690 AM, Concordia University Radio, unlike other fee levy groups, does not grant automatic membership to fee-paying GSA members. In February 2013 CSBC was given one year by the GSA council to modify their by-laws to correct this situation. This deadline has been passed without the requested modification. Given these concerns, do you agree to cease the CSBC fee levy of 0.54$ per semester starting September 2014?

Yes 71% No 29% – Fee Levy Ceases

Do you agree to keep the Advocacy services fee levy at $2.50 per term? The use of GSA Advocacy services has increased dramatically over the past three years and we have added new staff members to meet this demand. This fee levy is used to fund projects to advocate for all students’ rights with a particular focus on the challenges facing international students. New projects will include but will not be limited to maintaining and increasing staff, holding more workshops, and developing campaigns that are more effective. By voting no you agree to decrease the per term amount by 1$ per term back to its past level of $1.50 per term. By voting yes there you indicate there should be no change to the amount of the fee levy.

Yes 61% No 39% – Fee Levy Remains at $2.50



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2014 Elections Run April 1-3

photogetoutthevotePolling Stations Open 11am Tuesday April 3

GSA Members will be voting in a new leadership team for 2014-15 this week. All members are eligible to vote on the Fee Levy questions as well as for the position of Vice-President External.

You can see the full Candidate List here.


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General Assembly April 4 at 4pm Room EV 1.615

14-006 1- General Assembly poster proof  2-page-0The Council of Directors have called for the final General Assembly of 2013-14 to take place April 4.  This will be the final GA of 2014 and will include debates about the GSA’s stance on the Charter of Values and our new Funding Policy. You can see the full Agenda here: April 4 General Assembly Agenda

You can also see all of the motions we will be debating here: General Assembly Motions April 4 2014

You can read the minutes from our last General Assembly here.

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New Funding Policy

Have a great project that will enhance the intellectual, cultural, or spiritual experience of all graduate students at Concordia? Planning a new academic journal?

The Council of Directors approved a new Funding Policy in January. You can click here to see how we might be able to help your group achieve their goals.

Have questions? Read the policy first, then contact us.

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