Undergraduate Student Union

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Student Union has strong visions for the upcoming school year at Simon Fraser University. This student union aims to bring the department, its faculty, and students together in order to create connection, inclusivity, and representation to marginalized groups in a safe space. Previously, this has been pursued through events like career nights, trivia nights, movie nights, french fry socials, fundraisers, and much more! Our goal is to continue these types of events and to also bring in new and fun things to do in the upcoming year. 

Any GSWS major, minor, joint major, or student taking at least one GSWS class can join the GSWS Student Union! The perks include: making a difference in the SFU community, making new friends, being a part of something greater, and having fun! Elected executives also get volunteer experience on their Co-Curricular record!

GSWSSU meetings are held on Zoom.  If anyone wants to join a meeting, they can reach out to our Instagram @gswssu_sfu or email gswssu@gmail.com and we will directly send them the link.

We invite you to check out our socials for all the latest updates and on how to be a part of the GSWSSU!  

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GSWS Student Union Executive

President (Chair)

Julia Mosi

My name is Julia Mosi (she/her) and I am a third year psychology major hoping to minor in both GSWS and sociology. I have loved being part of the GSWSSU since 2021, as it has allowed me connect with other students within the program and ensure that we have an inclusive and supportive space for every GSWS student. As Chair, I look forward to continue helping students feel involved and heard on campus, so that they can get the most out of their studies! 

Vice President

Mackenzie Morrow

Hello! I’m Mackenzie Morrow (she/her) and I’m a fourth year joint GSWS and Psychology major, with an English minor. I've held many positions within our union, so I'm excited to be taking on a leading role this semester. I am happy to continue creating this safe space at SFU, along with the rest of the team.


Kayla Fong

Hi! My name is Kayla Fong (she/her) and I’m majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and minoring in GSWS. I joined the union to get more involved in the field that has driven my passion for gender and sexual orientation equality. During my time in the union, I hope to foster safe and welcoming spaces for making connections, having meaningful discussions, and creating memorable experiences.


Jasleen Dhami

Hi everyone, my name is Jasleen Dhami. My pronouns are She/Her. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. I joined the GSWSSU because I wanted to meet more like minded people in the program and also, create a space where all students feel welcomed. This is my second term being an executive on the GSWSSU. I am so grateful to be the newly elected Treasurer! My goals as Treasurer are to ensure that our student union continues to remain in good financial standing and that we can continue to fund fun events for GSWS students to attend! 

Faculty Representative (Department Representative)

Parisha (Isha) Bhutani

Hi! My name is Parisha (Isha) Bhutani, my pronouns are she/her. I'm a third-year student at SFU, majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Business and GSWS. I joined GSWSSU as a department representative with the goal of fostering a safe and inclusive space for students on campus and effectively representing their interests.

Events Coordinator

Gurnoor Nijjar

Hi! I’m Noor Nijjar (she/her) and I am in my third year doing a Biomedical Physiology Major and extended GSWS Minor. I joined the GSWSSU wanting to develop a more inclusive space for students to have fun and engage with their peers!

Events Coordinator

Avleen Kaur Chawla

Hello everyone, I'm Avleen, a second-year student pursuing a double major in Political Science and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS). I'm thrilled to join GSWSSU and fully embrace its commitment to social justice and equality.

As an unwavering advocate for social justice, I'm driven by a profound passion to create meaningful experiences and foster a sense of community within the club. I firmly believe that positive change starts within our communities, and I'm excited to be part of the union's journey to make a lasting impact in the realm of social justice.

Communications Coordinator

Brooke Barnett 

Hey there, my name is Brooke Barnett (she/they) and I am a Third year student majoring in GSWS! I wanted to join GSWSSU because I found it was a way for me to get involved with the school! This was a way I could aid in creating a safe space for those at SFU; showing that there can be inclusive spaces for everyone!

Social Media Manager

Lindsay Dober

Hello! My name is Lindsay Dober (she/her) and it’s my first semester at SFU transferring from Douglas College. I’m majoring in GSWS with a minor in Psychology and I’m excited to be a part of the GSWSSU for the first time. I look forward to my continued learnings on intersectionality, sexuality, and gender throughout the next few years! I hope to connect with fellow feminists and bring folks together through sharing content on social media and at the union’s events. 

Social Media Manager

Eugenia Valdez Nuno

Hi! My name is Eugenia Valdez (she/her) and I am currently working towards a double major in Sociology and GSWS. I wanted to join GSWSSU because I admire what they stand for, wanted to get more involved with like-minded people, and ensure that all students from diverse walks of life feel represented and safe in everything that we do as a student union!

FASS DSU Representative

Dausha Leghorn

My name is Dausha Leghorn (she/they) and I am a second year Behavioural Neuroscience Major hoping to complete a GSWS Minor. I decided to join the GSWSSU as the FASS DSU representative to promote engagement across the SFU community and be a part of providing resources for those in the program. I am so excited to learn more about this union and the wider GSWS community!