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.


Check out our Facebook page for more information!

GAIA Executive Committee Members 2020:

President- Spencer Knowles

VP Finance- Sarah Gebert

VP University Affairs- Natasha Paquette

VP Social Affairs and Philanthropy- Abigail Leaist

VP Communications Francophone- Gabrielle Baron

VP Communications Anglophone- Alexandria Mighton

VP Internal Affairs- Jade Sullivan


Geography Graduate Students Association (GGSA)

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 2020:

President- Kethra Campbell-Heaton

VP Social Affairs (Physical geography)- Hannan Ackerman

VP Social Affairs (Environment)- Celeste Digiovanni

VP Social Affairs (Human geography)

VP Communications - Marie-Lore Beaudry

GSAED Councilor- Zuzanna Kochanowicz

CUPE 2626 Steward- Sydney Moser

Departmental Assembly rep  PhD- Melissa Weber

Departmental Assembly rep MA- Yifeng Wang

Treasurer- Braden Smeda

Secretary- Abigail Dalton


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 Kethra,

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