Welcome to the PHAS Departmental Graduate Association

Upcoming Events

The 8th Annual PHAS Symposium is hosted by the PHAS Departmental Graduate Association (DGA) and will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Taylor Institute (TI 160). There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place best judged talk as well as people choice award!

Located in Taylor Institute room 160. Check in starts at 9:00 am. $5 registration fee may be paid in cash or by etransfer at check in time.


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, Becky Booth
Vice President, Finance: Daniel Cecchi
Graduate Representative Council: Julian Palandri, Daniel Cecchi, Taylor Kergan
Vice President, Internal : Julian Palandri
Emeritus Chairs: Omid Khajehdehi, Kailyn Stenhouse
Communications team: Haleh Hajizadeh, Niloofar Pourjafari, Mahsa Karimi
Members at Large: Pooja Woosaree, Amirhossein Sotoodehfar, Ciara Chisholm, Jose Trujillo, Leili Esmaeilifar,  Mahdi Bornadel

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.