Welcome to the PHAS Departmental Graduate Association

Upcoming Events

Chess With Friends-Oct 20th 2020

Outrun the Stigma– Oct 24th 2020
Join Physics and Astronomy Team (PHAST) to raise funds and awareness for mental health! Link to Register

π Minute Presentations– Nov 10th 2020
This event will challenge students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience. This event, in ‘Three Minute Thesis’ style, will have PHAS students presenting their research and its significance in 3.14 (π) minutes with one slide. The target audience will be fellow students and support staff in the Physics and Astronomy Department, providing a unique opportunity for students to enhance their communication and outreach skills as well as encouraging collegiality. Register here!

Graduate Coffee Break: Twice a month we’ll have virtual Grad coffee breaks! Please check your outlook calendar for the dates and the link to the virtual meeting 🙂


The PHAS DGA is a student organization that represents the students of the Department of Physics and Astronomy to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Co-Chairs: Pamela Freeman, Kyle Reiter

Vice President, Finance: Omid Khajehdehi

Graduate Representative Council: Davor Curic, Hadi Zadeh Haghighi, Mahsa Faryadras

Vice President, Internal: Anustup Das

Vice President, Communication : CJ Osakwe

Med Phys Representative: Svetlana Kuznetsova

Members at Large: Becky Booth, Kailyn Stenhouse, Pooja Woosaree, Omid Aligholamioskooee, Anja Rabus

Your DGA represents graduate students at meetings for the PHAS Department as well as the Faculty of Graduate Studies. We also organize social and academic eventsh throughout the year such as the Annual PHAS Graduate Symposium, monthly coffee breaks, outdoor activities and more!

We encourage all students to approach us with any concerns or issues regarding graduate student life. We also welcome all student involvement in DGA activities. Please feel free to contact any of the committee members if you would like more information.