Update on Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

A tremendous thank you to all who responded to the call for membership in the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC). Created by SGS Dean Joshua Barker, the GSAC will provide valuable advice and recommendations on University-wide graduate student matters, including those related to academic programs, student experiences, student support, graduate student professionalization, graduate research, and any other matters that the Dean may bring to the committee for input.

Arriving at a final selection of members was a challenging task, given the quality of the applications. In doing so, every effort was made to achieve broad representation from the graduate student population, including all divisions, program stages, and interests.

2018-19 GSAC Members

Amin Banihashemi (MSc, Institute of Medical Science)
Samantha Ing Esteves (PhD, Molecular Genetics)
Amirhossein Foroozan Ebrahimy (PhD, Chemical Engineering)
Jacob Hogan (PhD, History)
Benedetta Lamanna (PhD, Italian Studies)
Sherry Bie (PhD, OISE)
Mordechai Sabeti (Morning MBA Rotman)
Fizza Ahmad Sheikh (MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Eunillyne Tan Lazado (MEd, OISE-AECD)
Alena Zelinka (PhD, Lab Medicine and Pathobiology)

+ A UTGSU representative (TBA)

After an initial meeting in April, the committee will hold regular meetings in the Fall and Winter sessions of the 2018-19 academic year. A call for membership in the 2019-20 GSAC will be issued through Gradschool e-news, the UTGSU Digest, and the SGS website in January 2019. If you are interested in helping shape graduate initiatives at U of T, please keep this initiative in mind!


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