Graduate student associations

Aims of the Human Kinetics Graduate Students’ Association

The HKGSA consists of Master's and Ph.D. students across all Human Kinetics disciplines. The Association’s goals are:

  • To represent, promote, and defend the interests of all registered full-time and part-time graduate students from the School of Human Kinetics at: 
i) the University of Ottawa, 
ii) the University of Ottawa’s Graduate Student Association (GSAÉD), 
iii) School of Human Kinetics Council, 
iv) School of Human Kinetics Graduate Studies and Research Committee, and 
v) Faculty of Health Sciences Council.
  • To promote interactions amongst Human Kinetics graduate students and professors through academic, social, and sporting activities.
  • To assist Human Kinetic graduate students with academic and non-academic matters. This includes directing students towards the appropriate agencies or resources when necessary.
  • To liaise with relevant external agencies in the field of Human Kinetics.
  • To encourage and support interdepartmental graduate student activities in the Health Science fields. 

To learn more about the aims of the Human Kinetics Graduate Students’ Association, view the HKGSA Constitution (PDF).

Events and Important Dates

Monthly Student and Prof Social: Friday, March 10, 2017 – 3 p.m. at 1848 student bar

Spring Academic Workshop: Friday, March 10, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lees C204

HKGSA Annual Conference: Friday, April 7, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DMS 1120

STOH Student-Professor Hockey Challenge: April 21 and 22, 2017

Year-End Social: Friday, April 21, 2017 – 6 p.m. at The Draft Pub


Executive Committee

Association Council members

Role and responsibilities: The councillor positions are intended to appoint a student from each of the four study domains of the School of Human Kinetics. Their responsibilities within the HKGSA include acting as communication advisors for their respective study domain, promoting HKGSA events, and having the right to vote during the association’s meetings.

Psychosocial Sciences Councillors


Want to get in touch with the HKGSA? Send an email to You can also visit our Facebook page or find us on Instagram.

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