Psychology Graduate Students' Association (PGSA) is an independent not-for-profit
student organization dedicated to improving all aspects of graduate student
life in the Psychology department. Funding for the PGSA comes directly from
tuition fees paid by Psychology graduate students, not from the department or
the University. As such, all registered Psychology graduate students are
members of the PGSA.
Current students are elected to the PGSA Executive every fall for a one-year term. The Executive acts on behalf of the more than 150 UofT Psychology graduate students from different campuses and research institutes.
We represent the interests of Psychology graduate students to the University by voting in meetings of the Graduate Students' Union (https://www.utgsu.ca/). We also speak for Psychology graduate students who are working as Teaching Assistants and Course Instructors by voting in meetings of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (http://www.cupe3902.org/).
We keep the channels of communication open between students and faculty by sitting on departmental committees and administering course evaluations. We also bring together graduate students from all stages of the program by planning social events and outings.
The PGSA has a lounge in Sidney Smith (rooms 529 and 623A) for the use of all Psychology graduate students, providing comfortable seating for reading or socializing, and computers and a conference table for working or holding meetings.
If you have any ideas for improving graduate student life bin the Psychology department, please contact us at PGSA@psych.utoronto.ca.