Vice-President Finance and Services

Hello, I will be serving as your VP Finance and Services for this upcoming school year. My main duties involve creating and following a fiscal budget for the year, adjudicating funding applications for students, and disbursing operating grant funds for departmental GSAs.

David Perkins

PhD Level 3

Social & Political Thought

Sharon Henry

MA Level 2

Critical Disability Studies

Zena Gopal

Ph. D. Level 2


Vice-President Campaigns

My main role involves developing political and equity-based campaigns on issues affecting graduate students at York. I am also responsible for working with members of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and bringing attention to important issues graduate students at other Canadian Universities face to our GSA meetings and members.

Mina Rajabi

Ph. D. Level 2



As president and leader of the YUGSA, my responsibility is to serve the graduate community and act as a representative for each and every student. I chair the council meetings, work on campaigns and sit on a wide number of committees at York U. One of my commitments as President is to see a much stronger link between our allies (such as CUPE 3903), improving student services/advocacy and creating a strong link between the Keele and Glendon campuses. This promises to be a very important year for graduate students at York. Feel free to email me your ideas, comments and suggestions as I look forward to working with you.

Domenico Cerisano

PhD Level 2

Social & Political Thought

Vice-President Internal

Hello! I am in charge of coordinating all of our internal, councillor, executive  and part of our external  affairs in addition to overseeing our services. I maintain the website and our communications to the membership through our newsletters. As an employer representative I am in charge of hiring and labour management.

The Executive Committee

The office hours of the executive are not fixed due to academic workload, TA'ships, meetings or other reasons. Please contact the corresponding executive for an appointment if you wish to see them in person. If you are not certain which executive to contact for your inquiry, give our office a call during office hours or send an email to our Student Services Coordinator.

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Katie Florko

M. Sc. Level 2


Vice-President Gender Issues

As VP Gender, I am responsible for the presentation and representation of the specific gender concerns and needs of all graduate students of York University in all their diversity. More specifically, I act as a liaison between members of the YUGSA and the Advisor to the President on the Status of Women, the Centre for Women and Trans People, the Sexual Harassment Education and Complaint Centre, the TransFeminist Caucus of CUPE, TBLGAY York and other groups with similar concerns on and off our campus. Per my responsibilities, I am available for consultation with students who come to the Association for assistance on matters related to gender issues, and bringing these matters before our Executive or Council, when appropriate, for information, discussion, and/or taking action. I look forward to working with all of you and hope to hear from you!

Vice-President Equity

As VP Equity, I strive to ensure that all York Community Members are successful in their endeavors. I am here to help graduate students through difficult circumstances by advocating on their behalf. By working with students and various advocacy groups to tackle equity-based issues, I believe we can bring positive change to the York Campuses. This year, I plan on tackling issues facing ableism at York as well as seeing that student representatives are elected by the student population for campus wide governance groups.