Student Council

GCSA elections


If you want to represent Georgian College students, help decide what events and activities should run, and have a say in how student fees are spent, then consider running for a position on the Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA).

GCSA executive elections

GCSA executive elections run every year in January and February. Position term is from May 1 to April 30. All positions are paid an honorarium. Being a part of GCSA allows you to:

  • act as an advocate for all students
  • get to know other student leaders
  • spruce up your resumé for graduation
  • put some extra money in your pocket

Important dates:

  • Nominations: Jan. 25 to Feb. 5
  • Campaigning: Feb. 8 to 25
  • Voting: Feb. 23 to 25

For more information, please visit the student portal for Barrie, Orillia, or Owen Sound.

Questions? Please contact your campus representative:

Constitution

The GCSA constitution is the document put together by the Students’ Executive Council at the Barrie, Orillia, Owen Sound and regional campuses to provide guidelines for all student governance at Georgian College.

2019/2020 constitution

2020/2021 elected council

Barrie Campus

SimranjotVP Administration
Simranjot Kaur
705.728.1968, ext. 5338
Email Simranjot

RobinVP Health and Fitness
Rob Gignac
705.728.1968, ext. 5296
Email Rob

DarshanVP Student Engagement
Darshan Gor
705.728.1968, ext. 5289
Email Darshan

IshaanVP Changemaking
Ishaan Sachdeva
705.728.1968, ext. 5298
Email Ishaan

SarahVP Student Sustainability
Sarah Long
705.728.1968, ext. 5257
Email Sarah

Orillia Campus

ElainePresident
Elaine Gilpin
705.325.2740, ext. 3008
Email Elaine

ReileahVP Student Engagement
Reileah Birtles
705.325.2740, ext. 3089
Email Reileah

MiaVP Community Engagement
Mia Melchoirre
705.325.2740, ext. 3009
Email Mia

HopeVP Equity and Inclusion
Hope Espey
705.325.2740, ext. 3018
Email Hope

Owen Sound Campus

AshleyPresident
Ashley Schlorff
519.376.0840, ext. 2050
Email Ashley

TrinaVP Athletics and Fitness
Trina Hadzinikolaou
Email Trina

MikeVP Internal Relations
Mike Akkarakaran
Email Mike

HaileyVP Social
Hailey Spencer
Email Hailey

PaigeVP Public Relations
Paige Danychuk
Email Paige

AndrewVP Administration
Andrew Wilson
Email Andrew

Board of Governors representative

The term for the student representative on the Board of Governors is Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022. This is a volunteer position; the student governor provides a link to the board for the student body and participates on Board committees as well as attends a variety of college functions (e.g. opening ceremonies, awards, etc.). Governors are reimbursed for expenses such as travel, meals and accommodations for board-approved business. The student governor is encouraged to attend the Higher Education Summit that is held annually in Toronto at the end of November.

  • Nominations: March 8 to 22, 2 p.m.
  • Campaigning: March 22 to April 2, 4 p.m.
  • Voting: April 6 to 8, 4 p.m.

*Please note: there is one position available; the Board of Governors Representative is college-wide.

For more information, email Sheona Morrison, Manager, Student Leadership and Transition Programs.