The YUGSA has permanent staff in order to provide the executive with assistance in taking care of the day-to-day operations and services.
Student Services Coordinator
Bonnie Cormier | firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Student Services Coordinator, Bonnie is responsible for both the day-to-day operations of the YUGSA office and for providing student academic advocacy support. If you aren’t sure where to access support for any issue, whether it is for academic advocacy or not, please feel welcome to contact her. Bonnie is also tasked with administering the Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) and assisting with in-person, e-mail and telephone inquiries.
Finance and Health Plan Coordinator
Farhat is responsible for the YUGSA’s financial bookkeeping and the administration of the health plan for graduate students. As the Finance Coordinator, Farhat manages audits, budget and expense reports, payroll, processing and filing of funding requests, banking needs and more. She is also your primary contact for the health plan for questions regarding benefits and claims, opting in of dependents and partners, or opting out for CUPE 3903 unit 1 and 3 members (TAs & GAs).
Sam Nithiananthan | email@example.com
Sam also coordinates day-to-day operations of the YUGSA office and provides assistance with YUGSA Council meetings, booking space requests, and YUGSA campaigns. He helps to develop strategies in conjunction with the YUGSA Executive to address pressing student issues on campus (e.g. graduate student representation, academic advocacy, budget cuts, etc.) and in response to the government policies (i.e. student debt, employment, funding and aid, etc.). In coordination with the YUGSA Executive, he also provides general assistance to all departmental graduate students’ associations.