Graduate Students


WISE GSS (Graduate Student Society) is a volunteer society of graduate students based at Memorial University of Newfoundland that aims to increase the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. Full membership is available to graduate students who are committed to the objectives of WISE NL. Graduate student members of WISE NL enjoy the same rights and privileges as professional members.

Two graduate students, one each from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, sit on the WISE NL Board of Directors.

Graduate Student Representatives:

  • Faculty of Science: Emily Devereaux
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science: Jennifer Smith

Activities of specific interest to graduate students are organized by WISE GSS. As of August 2017, WISE GSS had a total of 47 active members.

The WISE GSS Board of Directors includes:

  • President: Oihane Cereceda
  • Vice-President: Jennifer Smith
  • Past President: Anke Krutof
  • Secretary: Umma Hafsa Himi
  • Treasurer: Mahsa Aghaie
  • Events Coordinators: Rebecca Thistle
  • Communications Director: Emily Devereaux
  • Executives at Large: Danielle Quinn & Diana Sankar
  • Faculty Advisor: Kelly Hawboldt


WISE GSS has a number of upcoming events:

  • March: Negotiation Skills Workshop, Date and Location TBA
  • May: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Date and Location TBA


WISE GSS Newsletter – April, 2017

WISE-GSS-Newsletter- Sept, 2017


WISE GSS Facebook Page


To become a WISE GSS member: