Board of Directors

The CSA Board of Directors meets on alternate Wednesdays to discuss important issues facing students and how to address them.  All Board meetings are open to the public.

Each Board member works within the CSA’s welfare, image, and mandate, to defend and protect the rights and interests of students.  Board members assume the fiscal and moral responsibilities of being a Director for a not-for-profit corporation.  They are prepared and informed, ready to participate in all major decisions made by the organization.  Directors have a huge influence across campus and beyond, making decisions that affect the quality and type of services, events and campaigns (eg. tuition fees, anti-oppression, etc.) offered by the student association.  Directors also help to shape and build the student movement.


The CSA Board includes fourteen At-Large College representatives (elected, two per college), seven College government representatives (appointed), and ten student organization representatives (appointed).

Interested in joining the Board? Questions? Please email

Board Directory: 2020 - 2021

Position Name Email

College of Arts

At-Large Areej Amer
At-Large Bella Harris
College of Arts Student Union – CASU Manseerat Uppal

College of Biological Sciences 

At-Large Katy Oada
At-Large Maya Persram
College of Biological Sciences Student Council – CBSSC Kristine Sondergaard

Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

At-Large TBD TBD
At-Large TBD TBD
Lang Students' Association – Lang SA Tori Wakeford

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences 

At-Large TBD TBD
At-Large TBD TBD
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Student Council – CEPSSC   Olivia Parker

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences 

At-Large Laura Wilson
At-Large Jessica Krawitz
College of Social and Applied Human Sciences Student Alliance – CSAHS-SA  Bailey Hussey

Ontario Agricultural College 

At-Large TBD TBD
At-Large TBD TBD
Student Federation of the Ontario Agricultural College – SFOAC Kendra Cornelissen

Ontario Veterinary College 

At-Large TBD TBD
At-Large TBD TBD
Central Veterinary Student Association – CVSA TBD TBD

Student Organizations             

Aboriginal Student Association TBD TBD
Board of Governors  Cameron Stotts
Guelph Black Students Association – GBSA Briana Green-Ince
Guelph Queer Equality – GQE Alan Negrin
Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity – GRCGED  Jaskiran Sethi
Guelph Campus Co-Op TBD TBD
Interhall Council – IHC Anum Anjum
International Student Organization – ISO Lori-Ann Grossett
Ontario Public Interest Research Group – OPIRG Guelph TBD TBD
Student Senate Caucus – SSC Sooraj Modi

Executive Officers

President Tyler Poirier
Vice President Student Experience Sara Kuwatly
Vice President Academic VACANT
Vice President External Horeen Hassan

Board Administration Staff

Chair Cameron Olesen
Policy & Transition Manager Pete Wobschall 
Board Scribe Sarah Dias

Page updated: June 2020

Recent Updates —

Bus Pass Update: Fall 2020

The CSA has temporarily suspended the Universal Bus Pass for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters. This decision was made with benefit to the greatest number of students in mind, as many are not returning to Guelph in the fall or will not be using transit services.
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Bus Pass Update: Summer 2020

Beginning July 2nd, undergraduate students will be able to purchase a discounted post-secondary transit pass from Guelph Transit for July and August. Passes are available at Guelph Central Station’s mobile centre, ServiceGuelph at City Hall, and Guelph Transit.
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Bus Pass Update: Winter 2020 Refunds

The CSA and the CSA are happy to announce that Guelph Transit and City Council have agreed to our request for a pro-rated refund for your Winter 2020 bus pass fee and late night service fee. Student Financial Services has offered their support and will manage the refund process.
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Bus Pass Update: Winter 2020

The CSA has reached out to Guelph Transit to open discussions regarding a partial refund for our Winter 2020 students. Transit has assured us they will be fair with all clients. At this time, they are not able to address refunds, but I assure you they will open dialogue as soon as operationally possible.
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Page updated: August 2020