Welcome to the Graduate Students' Association of the University of Alberta!

The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) is established under Alberta's Post-Secondary Learning Act as the representative body for graduate students at the University of Alberta.

The GSA is a student-led, not-for-profit corporation, with a mission to advocate for support for graduate students, negotiate a Collective Agreement for academically-employed graduate students, foster student engagement, and to support the academic achievements of its members.

All graduate students at the U of A are automatically members of the GSA, with the right to vote in elections (and run for office!), and serve on committees. Check out the links to the left to learn more about the GSA, the Directly-Elected Officers who represent graduate students, and all the ways to get involved.

If you have any questions, email gsa.frontdesk@ualberta.ca, or drop by and visit us in Triffo Hall!


News, Opportunities, and Announcements

  1. Counselling and Clinical Services - Free Drop-In Workshops

    For information about free drop-in workshops or therapy groups, please click here to visit the Counselling and Clinical Services Website.

  2. GSA Office Closure - February 12 - February 15, 2016

    The GSA Office will be closed Friday, February 12 and, along with the University, Monday, February 15, 2016. We will re-open Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM.

  3. GSA Winter Professional Development Mixer

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    The GSA is planning a Winter Professional Development Mixer generously sponsored by the Alumni Association. Space is limited, so we kindly ask that you RSVP by February 3, 2016. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

  4. Message From the GSA Chief Returning Officer - GSA General Election 2016 - List of Candidates for the GSA General Election 2016

    Nominations for the elected positions of GSA President, Vice-Presidents, and Councillors-at-Large are now closed.


    For more information, please click here.

    Questions about the GSA General Election 2016 can be directed to gsa.elections@ualberta.ca.

  5. Early Call Talent and Training

    The Early Call for Talent and Training program is designed to provide training and information to students considering running for elected office.

    We now invite registered graduate students to enquire about responsibilities, time commitments, and benefits of running for one of the Directly-Elected Officer positions.

    Click here for more information and how to apply.

  6. UAI International Student Services Drop-In Advising

    International Student Advisors are available for drop-in advising from 9 AM to 12:30 PM every Tuesday at ECHA 1-472.

    Certified Immigration Advisors understand the potential issues that international students may encounter when applying for a visa or a work permit.

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 22, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  2. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 21, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  3. April GSA Council Meeting

    April 18, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

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