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. 17 to 28
  • Campaigning: Jan. 31 to Feb. 11
  • Voting: Feb. 15 to 17

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

Questions? Please contact your campus representative.


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.

2021/2022 elected council

Barrie Campus

Ishaan Sachdeva

Ishaan Sachdeva
705.728.1968, ext. 5286
Email Ishaan


VP Administration
Nandini Nandini
705.728.1968, ext. 5338

Neh Thekkar

VP Health and Fitness
Neh Thakkar
705.728.1968, ext. 5296

Yaad Kaur

VP Student Engagement
Yaad Kaur
705.728.1968, ext. 5289
Email Yaad

Ridhish Kanara

VP Changemaking
Ridhish Kanara
705.728.1968, ext. 5298
Email Ridhish

Alex Aiken

VP Student Sustainability
Alex Aiken
705.728.1968, ext. 5257
Email Alex

Orillia Campus

Koray Ozkan

Koray Ozkan
705.325.2740, ext. 3008
Email Koray


VP Student Engagement
Mia Melchoirre
705.325.2740, ext. 3089
Email Mia

Sarah Ortiz

VP Equity and Inclusion
Sarah Ortiz
705.325.2740, ext. 3018
Email Sarah

Mya Borges

VP Health and Well-being
Mya Borges
705.325.2740, ext. 3038
Email Mya

Owen Sound Campus


Ashley Schlorff
519.376.0840, ext. 2050
Email Ashley

Jessaden Badoria

VP Internal Relations
Jessaden Badoria
Email Jessaden

Madeline Collins

VP Public Relations
Madeline Collins
Email Madeline

Jonathan Rodriguez Cortes

VP Health and Wellness
Jonathan Rodriguez Cortes
Email Joanthan

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