Executive Committee

2016-2017 Executive Committee Representatives

On the first tab is the current list of committees and positions in the PGSA, and the graduate students who hold the position or work on the committee. On the second tab, you’ll find a brief description of each position, including their responsibilities.

 

 

Elections for the executive committee representatives are held annually, typically the week before classes start in September.

Co-Presidents

  • Jamie Shaw
  • Marie Gueguen

Secretary

  • Dimitrios Athanasiou

TAPD Union Representatives

  • Jonathan Reardon
  • Thomas Hipkin

SOGS Representatives

  • Fabio Malfara
  • Meghan Landriault

Social Committee

  • Jamie Shaw
  • Brandon Murray
  • Emily Baron

Colloquium Organizers

  • Thomas De Saegher
  • Filippos Papagiannopoulos
  • Haiyu Jiang

Welcoming Committee

  • Matthew Howery
  • Yousuf Hasan
  • Marie Gueguen
  • John Lehmann

Committee for Inclusivity in Philosophy (CIP)

  • Cameron Fenton
  • Meghan Winsby
  • Department Climate Committee Representative: Nicole Fice
  • Department Climate Committee Representative: Matthew Howery

Mailing List Manager

  • Jiangtian Li

Webmaster

  • Jiangtian Li

 

 

Descriptions and duties of the executive positions in the PGSA are outlined below. New committees can be made on an ad hoc basis.

Co-Presidents

  • Serve as treasurer of the PGSA
  • Serve as representative to the Philosophy Department meetings (usually once or twice per term)
  • Ideally, a co-president will serve two year terms, overlapping by one year, as a way to maintain institutional memory.

Secretary

  • Attend PGSA meetings and take minutes

TAPD Union Representatives

  • Attend GTA Union meetings
  • Serve as the representative of the union local to the PGSA
  • Serve as first point of contact for grievances and other labour issues

SOGS Representatives

  • Attend SOGS meetings
  • Serve as liaisons to inform our department about changes that may be happening in SOGS

Social Committee

  • Organize social events to bring together graduate students

Colloquium Organizers

  • Plan and advertise weekly graduate student talks over the fall and winter terms
  • Organize ‘Congress Practice Session’ early in the summer term (before the annual ‘Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences’)
  • Organize Works In Progress Series (WiPS) in the summer term

Welcoming Committee

  • Assist with organizing prospective graduate student visits
  • Serve as the first point of contact for new students
  • Acquire a list of incoming students from the Graduate Chair and sending an introductory email(s)
  • Coordinate the PGSA Mentoring Program

Committee for Inclusivity in Philosophy (CIP)

  • Organize professional development activities targeted at issues relevant to the climate for underrepresented or marginalized groups in philosophy (approximately 6 per academic year)
  • Hear from the groups whose concerns fall outside of the jurisdiction of the other issue-based Committees
  • Detailed description can be found in PGSA Constitution

Mailing List Manger

  • Update phil-gsa mailing list with new students’ emails, and removing graduated students’ emails

Webmaster

  • Create/maintain PGSA website