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York University Graduate Students' Association

325 Student Centre - York University    |   4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3    |    +1 (416) 736-5865    |    info@yugsa.ca

Constitution &


The YUGSA is dedicated to providing advocacy and support to all members across various graduate departments on its campuses. As a student union, the YUGSA is committed to representing graduate students’ diverse interests and defending and advancing students’ and workers’ rights across and beyond York’s campuses. The York University Graduate Students’ Association is Local 84 of the Canadian Federation of Students, which represents more than 500,000 students from more than 75 university and college students’ unions across Canada. The CFS is a democratically run organization committed to lobbying, research, and membership and community mobilization. Alongside our sister student and trade unions, the YUGSA works to oppose the continued commercialization of Canadian universities and participate in the broad-based movement demanding accessible, public, fully funded, high quality post-secondary education. The YUGSA demands the reinstatement of post-residency status, which would allow graduate students to pay reduced tuition fees once their course requirements are complete, and opposes the dwindling of appropriate, equal, and broadly accessible funding for our members. .                       

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