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.

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.

2022/2023 elected council

Barrie Campus

Ishaan Sachdeva

President
Ishaan Sachdeva
Email Ishaan

Bibek Poudel

VP Administration
Bibek Poudel
Email Bibek

Neh Thakkar

VP Health and Fitness
Neh Thakkar
Email Neh

Taniya ShrivaStava

VP Student Engagement
Taniya Shrivastava
Email Taniya

Parth Ameta

VP Changemaking
Parth Ameta
Email Parth

Krishi Rakeshbhai KaPatel

VP Student Sustainability
Krishi Ka Patel
Email Krishi

Orillia Campus

Sarah Ortiz

President
Sarah Ortiz
Email Sarah

Brooke Corner

VP Student Engagement
Brooke Corner
Email Brooke

Jessica Snoddon

VP Equity and Inclusion
Jessica Snoddon
Email Jessica

Mia Melchoirre

VP Health & Well-being
Mia Melchiorre
Email Mia

Owen Sound Campus

Madison Lindsay

President
Madison Lindsay
Email Madison

Nirav Desai

VP Internal Relations
Nirav Desai
Email Nirav

Hemchandra Khaudhar

VP Public Relations
Hemchandra Khandhar
Email Hemchandra

Vishnu Balanchandran

VP Health and Wellness
Vishnu Balachandran
Email Vishnu

Darcie Lind

VP Administration
Darcie Lind
Email Darcie

Kushal Ka Patel

VP Student Engagement
Kushal Ka Patel
Email Kushal

Board of Governors representative

The term for the student representative on the Board of Governors is Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2023. 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: Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. to March 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Campaigning: March 21 to April 1 at 4 p.m.
  • Voting: April 5 at 9 a.m. to April 7 at 4 p.m.

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

Questions?

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