The Woodsworth College Students’ Association (WCSA) consists of student representatives elected to serve, represent, and advocate for the students of Woodsworth College. Formed in 1975, WCSA strives to enrich students’ university experience, provide a number of useful services, and is constantly expanding what it offers from professional development to club funding. WCSA’s goal is to actively maintain and promote the status of the students of Woodsworth College as full, equal, and participatory members of the University of Toronto.
WHO WE ARE
WCSA organizes extracurricular cultural, athletic, professional development, community outreach and social activities in a manner that keeps with the highest standards of equity and environmental sustainability. In the past, some of the most popular social initiatives run by the Association include Woodsworth’s Orientation Week, WCSA Pancake Wednesdays, Puppy Therapy, the Red Party Winter Semi-Formal, and the annual Woodsworth Awards Gala. In addition to the numerous social initiatives run by WCSA throughout the year, WCSA strives for advocacy work on behalf of the students of Woodsworth College to promote the standards of equity, accountability, transparency, and inclusion that define the Association. This includes advocacy work on LGBTQ2+ rights, anti-discrimination work for racialized students, mental health awareness, low income financial assistance, and most recently, the Free Menstrual Products Campaign, which aims to create a more inclusive, more accommodating, and less stigmatized environment for women.
WHAT WE DO
Welcome to Woodsworth College! My name is Soban Atique, and I have the distinct privilege of serving as your President on the 2023-2024 Woodsworth College Students’ Association’s (WCSA) Board of Directors.
2024 will mark 50 years of Woodsworth College - 50 years of leadership, community, and service. As student leaders at Woodsworth College, we offer student services, organize social events, and amplify student voices to upper administration at Woodsworth College and the University of Toronto. WCSA is YOUR student council, elected by YOU to serve, represent, and advocate for the students of Woodsworth College.
Your experience at the University of Toronto is defined by where you find your community. It is our hope that Woodsworth College becomes one of the many communities that you find yourself in as part of your undergraduate career. Woodsworth College is an incredibly vibrant community filled with a wide variety of students, and WCSA is a reflection of that diversity. Our Board of Directors come from different walks of life, and though we are diverse in our identities, we are united by our love for service, our college, and of course, our fellow Woodsworth friends. WCSA hosts a multitude of events targeted at different communities within our college, including mature students, academic-bridging students, international students, commuter students and more!
University can be scary, and in an attempt to mitigate the already plentiful challenges you may face, WCSA strives to be your space to find fun, community, and a chance to unwind after a busy day of being a University of Toronto student. As President, it is my job to ensure you find warmth and inclusivity in the place that I have called home for the past few years. I encourage you to get involved in any capacity and get a taste of what makes Woodsworth the incredible community that it has been for the past 50 years.
Don’t be a stranger! If you have any questions or would like to chat, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find the contact information of any of our wonderful directors on the Meet the Team page.
I wish you the best of luck for the upcoming academic year, and remember, WCSA and the wider community at Woodsworth College is here for you - just like it has been for the past 50 years.
President, Woodsworth College Students’ Association