What is the GLSA?
The Graduate Law and Legal Studies Association (GLSA) is our department’s student association. The GLSA’s mandate is to facilitate the participation of Legal Studies graduate students in the department and university community, to foster a sense of community among MA and PhD graduate students, and to advocate for the rights and priorities of LAWS graduate students within the department and university. The association depends entirely on volunteers, and so we really encourage you to become an active member and help shape the GLSA!
- The GLSA is a non-hierarchical, consensus-based student association open to all Legal Studies MA and PhD students.
- The GLSA is organized into teams (see info below).
- Members are appointed to positions through an open consensus process.
- Any LAWS grad student can join the GLSA and attend meetings, you do not need to hold a position! General members are a very important part of our association.
- Meetings are held once per month; details are sent out via email.
What are the GLSA teams?
Works to ensure the GLSA is working smoothly, communicating well with members, and that proper records are kept.
Works to implement policy and institutional changes at the department, faculty and university level that supports the rights, and goals of grad students. Takes the lead on defining the GLSA’s advocacy role and priorities.
Direct Student Support Team
Provides support to students that helps “stabilize their lives and promote their survival” and wellbeing while in grad school and beyond. This team works to reduce isolation by enhancing social supports.
Student Development Team
Works to develop resources and opportunities for training that support students’ short- and long-term success.
Positions + Contact Information
Jean Ketterling, email@example.com
Naomi Brito, NaomiBrito@cmail.carleton.ca
Meg Lonergan, MeganLonergan@cmail.carleton.ca
STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM
Shakira Spence, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashna Mohan, email@example.com
Social Events Coordinator
Marsha Dawn Walters, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Reps
MA: Leah Wilson, email@example.com
PhD: Nicole Lee, NicoleCLee@cmail.carleton.ca
CUPE 4600 Stewards
MA: Emma Bissonnette firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD: Meg Lonergan MeganLonergan@cmail.carleton.ca
Department Committee Reps
MA: Tessa Penich TessaPenich@cmail.carleton.ca
PhD: Position currently vacant, Interested PhD students should email email@example.com
Department BIPOC Committee Reps
MA: Garry Balaganthan, Garry.firstname.lastname@example.org
MA: Shakira Spence, email@example.com
PhD: Diksha Kale, DikshaKale@cmail.carleton.ca
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Taryn Hepburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgette Desjardins, email@example.com
Conference Committee Chair
Mary McClusky, firstname.lastname@example.org