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 Members 2020-2021:

President- Spencer Knowles

VP Finance- Sarah Gebert

VP University Affairs- Jade Sullivan

VP Social Affairs and Philanthropy- vacant

VP Communications Francophone-vacant

VP Communications Anglophone-Alexandria Mighton

VP Internal Affairs- Stephen Donaghy

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 Communications (ENG)-Andrew Forbes

VP Communications (FR)Marie-Lore Beaudry

VP Social- vacant

GSAED  Rep-Brandon Pludwinski

CUPE 2626 Steward- Sydney Moser/Yulun Wu

Departmental Assembly rep  PhD- Celeste Digiovanni

Departmental Assembly rep MSc- Sydney Moser

Treasurer- Yulun Wu

Secretary- vacant


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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