Welcome to the Civil and Mineral Engineering Graduate Students Association (CivMin GSA) website, previously called CEGSA! Check back often for information regarding events and everyday graduate related news.

The CEGSA represents more than 400 graduate students in the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering. The purpose of the association is to represent the graduate student body to other groups and to sponsor events of common interest to the membership. Past activities have included free barbecues in the summer, pool and pub nights, coffee breaks, movie nights, and sporting events such as the Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays.

For new graduate students, CEGSA has also prepared a Welcome Package to explain the ins and outs of the Department. Some things highlighted are how to defer tuition, what computer labs you have access to, and where to eat off campus!

CEGSA engages in the affairs of the Department of Civil Engineering by meeting regularly with the Chair and by selecting representatives for the departmental committees that make decisions affecting graduate education.  These include the Academic Planning Committee and the Academic Appeals Committee. The association also holds three seats on the Council of the U of T Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), which debates issues of interest to the entire graduate community of the University of Toronto.

The CEGSA Executive consists of seven members who are elected in September of each year. These positions as well as how to get elected are explained in greater detail in the CEGSA Constitution.

If you have any suggestions for how to improve the graduate student experience, or if you would like to participate in the work of CEGSA, please send us an email at cegsa@ecf.utoronto.ca.