What We Do


The president/co-presidents plan events, organize finances, recruit sponsors, and hold meetings with the IGSA executive.

Social Reps

Social reps organize a number of student social events throughout the year as well as the games for the Holiday Party and the Immunology Retreat. They are also responsible for the Easton Seminar (Meet the Speaker) lunches.

Sports Reps

Sports reps organize intramural sports throughout the year such as volleyball, softball, innertube waterpolo, and soccer. They also help to organize the CN Tower Stair Climb and the Dragon Boat team.

Blackboard Immunology Organizers

BBI organizers bring students and faculty together several times during the year for amazing life discussions and to ponder the big questions such as how will I ever get a PI position?

Communication Officer

The communication officer is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the IGSA website and adding upcoming events to the calendar.

Division IV Secretary

The division IV secretary takes student stipend surveys, attends division IV meetings, and takes notes during IGSA meetings to provide to the executive.

Peer-to-peer Counsellor

The counsellor introduces incoming students to the department, ensuring that students in need of advice, academic information, or conflict resolution are directed to the appropriate individual to get the help they need.

GSU/CUPE Representatives

The GSU/CUPE representatives provides an important link between IGSA and the GSU, by emailing the GSU digest once a week and representing our graduate student body at GSU meetings. They also attend CUPE council meetings and forwards relevant information to the department

Community Outreach Reps

The Community Outreach Reps organize educational activities to increase awareness of immunology in the community. The programs include World Immunology Day which, in collaboration with the national LTS program, fosters the communication of scientific and immunology knowledge to junior-high and high school students around Toronto.

IGSA Adviser

Past legendary members of IGSA with at least 2 years experience and who wish to remain part of the executive to provide advice to current members.