Graduate Peer Support (GPS)

The mission of the GPS committee is to provide resources and opportunities to support the social, emotional and financial well-being of graduate students at Western University.

The Graduate Peer Support (GPS) Committee is focused on supporting graduate student wellness through providing community space, events, and funding opportunities. Like us on Facebook to stay in touch.


  • Organizing monthly Peer Support programming such as: drop-in discussion groups, coffee hours, themed talks from faculty and graduate students, therapy animals, meditation, or nature walks.
  • Overseeing the Food Bank Program for Non-TA Members; this project provided grocery store gift cards to non-TA members facing financial need. Notably, PSAC 610 runs a similar food support program for TAs.
  • Reviewing applications to the Wellness Joint Fund, a project managed by SOGS which provides funding to wellness initiatives organized by departments, student groups, and other member-affiliated units across campus.

 Get involved

If you would like to volunteer with GPS, or recommend an event you’d like to see us host, please contact


Upcoming Events

November event TBD.


Past events

Wednesday, October 25; 4:30-6:00pm

Wellness Education Centre (WEC)

GPS invites everyone to the WEC for a presentation and chat about Scholarship Stress. Presentation by Paula Menzies Cameron, Financial Support & Scholarship Liaison Officer, School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS). Coffee and treats will be available.

If you have any questions, please email

Grad Skills

Wednesday, September 27; 4:30 – 6:00pm

Wellness Education Centre (WEC)

GPS invites you to join us for four microteach sessions (15 minutes each) on useful skills to support your graduate studies. Confirmed topics include: stress management, time management, healthy communication, and wellness.

The hour of microteaches will be followed by snacks and refreshments.