About the JSGS-SA

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School Students’ Association (JSGS-SA) is the main interface between the graduate student body and the faculty and administration. Representing all students of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School (JSGS) at both the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan campuses, the JSGS-SA's core aim is to serve its fellow students by making everyone’s experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible.

JSGS-SA logo

What does the JSGS-SA do?

While much goes on behind the scenes, the JSGS-SA's most recognizable activities are its social and professional development events. These include networking events such as the annual ‘Wine and Cheese’ in Regina, community outreach and volunteer activities such as food drives, and social events such as trivia or bowling.

What does JSGS-SA look like?

The JSGS-SA organizational structure is consistent with the one-school, two-campus flagship approach of the JSGS. Each campus has a respective association (JSGS-SAR in Regina and JSGS-SAS in Saskatoon).

How can you get involved?

Both JSGS-SAR and JSGS-SAS have a core executive group, which consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These members will be elected during the third week of September. Role descriptions will be provided prior to the election. 

In addition to the core executive group, the JSGS-SA has also defined a number of key roles where you can get involved.  These “lighter options” include positions such as the social events and volunteer coordinator; communications and social media coordinator; and wine and cheese coordinator(s). 

Interested in helping but not wanting a formal role? The JSGS-SA encourages you to volunteer at any point throughout the year as a “member at large”. You’re welcome from the first to the last day of your program, and any duration in between.

Also, be sure to connect with the JSGS-SA on social media,  Facebook and  Twitter, and through its WhatsApp groups (USask campus and U of R campus)

JSGS-SA Representatives

JSGS-SAR Executive

  • President - Yuanyuan (Grace) Zhang
  • Vice-President - Faith Babalola
  • Treasurer - Mabel Ollimo
  • Secretary - Aaron Gerein

JSGS-SAR Members

  • Student Representative for the JSGS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee - Asmita Bhardwaj
  • Social Event Director - Temofe Isaac Akaba
  • Social Event Director - Fatimah Dini
  • Communications Director - Charlene Basco
  • Members at large - Xiaona (Judy) Xu, Shiva Riazian, Dina Nurzhigitova, and Ritva Gahimbare

 Contact them at jsgs.sar@gmail.com

Grace Zhang Faith Babalola Mabel Ollimo
Yuanyuan (Grace) Zhang, President

Faith Babalola, Vice-President

Mabel Ollimo, Treasurer
Aaron Gerein Asmita Bhardwaj Temofe Akaba
Aaron Gerein, Secretary Asmita Bhardwaj, Student Representative, JSGS EDI Committee Temofe Isaac Akaba, Social Event Director
Fatima Dini Charlene Basco Xiaona Du
Fatimah Dini, Social Event Director Charlene Basco, Communications Director  Xiaona (Judy) Xu, Member-at-Large


Shiva Riazian Dina Nurzhigitova Ritva Gahimbare
Shiva Riazian, Member-at-Large

Dina Nurzhigitova, Member-at-Large

Ritva Gahimbare, Member-at-Large



JSGS-SAS Executive

  • President - Eronmwon Joyce Irogue
  • Vice-President (Social Affairs) - Simranpreet Kaur Bhalla
  • Vice-President (Community Services) - Stephanie Onokwai
  • Treasurer - Eric Baah Nyannor
  • Secretary - Fati Zahra Mubarak
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Rachel Bello
  • Social Events Coordinator - Marachi Michael Madugba
  • Social Media Coordinator - Anusha Praveen Chandra Hugar 

 Contact them at jsgs.sas@gmail.com

Eronmwon Joyce Irogue Simranpreet Kaur Bhalla Stephanie Onokwai Eric Baah Nyannor

Eronmwon Joyce Irogue

Simranpreet Kaur Bhalla Stephanie Onokwai Eric Baah Nyannor

Fati Zahra Mubarak

Rachel Bello Marachi Michael Madugba Anusha Praveen Chandra Hugar
Fati Zahra Mubarak Rachel Bello Marachi Michael Madugba Anusha Praveen Chandra Hugar