Government & Stakeholder Relations


The Government and Stakeholder Relations department advocates for the rights of undergraduate students. The Students’ Union works with the Cities of Waterloo and Brantford as well as the provincial and federal government to ensure that the student’s needs are being met, and to improve quality and access to post-secondary education.

How can students get involved in the GSR department?

  • SRAC: The Student Rights Advisory Committee exists to provide you with information about your rights when it comes to landlord-tenant issues. While in no way legal representation, it can help to inform you about your options in order to make difficult situations easier to navigate.
  • Outreach: The Outreach committee is tasked with creating relationships with students, developing a fluent two-way dialogue, and acting as representatives for the University Affairs department at the student level. We run educational campaigns to inform students about issues they may encounter in their time as a university student. The Outreach committee devises creative strategies and strives to push the boundaries in reaching out to all Laurier students to create awareness of the research that has been completed and any advocacy outcomes that have been obtained.
  • Ad hoc advocacy: we have opportunities for students to get engaged in in advocacy throughout the year! Please email the VPUA at

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)

The University Affairs department conducts its provincial advocacy alongside the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA). Learn more about OUSA here.



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Department Updates:

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Kayla Han
VP University Affairs
519.884.0710 x 3420
Office: Waterloo
Karneet Chahal
AVP University Affairs (Waterloo)
519.884.0710 x 4567
Office: Waterloo
Iara Weisemberg
AVP University Affairs (Brantford)
519.756.8228 x 5527
Office: Brantford