Student Associations

GAIA (Undergraduate)

Gaia is the Geography and Environmental Studies Student Association at the University of Ottawa. We are here to serve and represent the student bodies of these programs and to help better your university experience.

“Gaia“ (pronounced guy-a), according to Greek Mythology, is the goddess of the Earth. James Lovelock used the term in the 1970s to describe the earth as a living, self-regulating organism.


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GAIA Executive committee:

President - Martha Paiz

VP Finances - Kali Ledgerwood

VP University Affairs - Richard Singhroy

VP Social Affairs - Chris Séguin

VP Communications Francophone - Mireille Gauthier

Secretary - Courtney Schaefer


Geography Graduate Student Association (GGSA/AEDG)

The GGSA is a departmental organization responsible for supporting and representing graduate students in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa. We allow the voices of graduate students to be heard by sitting in and voting at department assemblies. We also organize social events to encourage human geographers, physical geographers, and geomatics specialists to interact with and learn from each other.


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GGSA Executive Committee Members:

President - Roxanne Frappier

VP Social English - Brittany Main 

VP Social French-

VP communications English - Stephanie Woodend

VP communications French-Claire Bernard-Grand'Maison

GSAED Councilor - Karen Neil

CUPE 2626 Steward and Treasurer- Hugo Crites

Departmental Ass. Rep (PhD) - Melissa Weber

Departmental Ass. Rep (MA) - Raphaël Pelletier


Department Pride


We are selling t-shirts ($5), 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts ($10) and baseball hats ($10). The shirts (unisex, cotton) are available in small, medium, large and extra large. The hats have a Velcro back.

We also have mugs ($2) and patches ($2) available.

To purchase please contact Michelle (, or visit us in our offices!

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