Upcoming Events

PHAS vs CHEM Trivia Night
On May 3rd, 2024 (Yes, we know. It’s May the 4th trivia, but May 4th is a Saturday and we didn’t think you’d be on campus. It’s not a typo, this thing is happening on May 3rd) we will be hosting a Star Wars trivia alongside Chemistry. Join us at 6PM at the LDL. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please register here. If you do not have a team, don’t worry! Teams can be formed at the event.

Coffee Break
Join us every Friday at 11:45 AM in Science B 324 for a coffee and treats! This will be a great opportunity to take a breather, enjoy some coffee and snacks, and chat with fellow grad students about your experiences, challenges, and triumphs. It’s a chance to relax and build connections outside of the classroom or lab


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

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 events throughout the year such as the Annual PHAS Graduate Symposium, PHAS graduate assistant workshop, monthly coffee breaks, outdoor activities and more!

Co-Chairs: CJ Osakwe, Pooja Woosaree
Vice President, Finance: Mahdi Bornadel, Jose Trujillo
Graduate Representative Council: Amirhossein Sotoodehfar, Arshia Razavi, Parinaz Abbasi
Vice President, Internal: Danial Davoudi
Vice President, Academic: Ciara Chisholm
Vice President, Communication: Mahsa Karimi, Marcus Kasdorf
Vice President, Events: Vacant
Vice President, EDI: Becky Booth
Emeritus Chairs: Becky Booth
Members at Large: Ali Mahani

If you are interested in joining the PHAS DGA, please contact our Co-Chairs at the addresses listed below.

You can find out about the previous members of the PHAS DGA in this link! 

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.