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. GSA Office Closure - December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016

    The GSA Office will be closed Monday, December 21 to Thursday, December 24 and, along with the University, Friday, December 25 to Friday, January 1, 2016.  We will re-open Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:30 AM.

  2. 2016 GSA Recognition Awards

    NOMINATIONS OPEN - December 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Deadline to Receive Nominations is 4:00 PM (MST) on January 13, 2016 

    Questions about the GSA Recognition Awards can be directed to gsa.grants@ualberta.ca.

    Click here for more information and how to apply.

  3. Early U-Pass Pick-Up

    Beat the Lines!  Pick up Your U-Pass During Finals - Begins December 10, 2015

    For pick-up times, locations and dates, please click here.

  4. GSA Coffee Breaks for Grad Students

    The GSA is pleased to announce a series of Graduate Student Coffee Breaks to be held over the Fall Term. These Coffee Breaks are generously sponsored by Unwind Your Mind through The Wellness Project.

    Graduate Student Coffee Breaks will be held both in Triffo Hall and the PAW Centre Graduate Student Lounge. Please click here for more information.

  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. December GSA Council Meeting

    December 14, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm

  2. January GSA Council Meeting

    January 18, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  3. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 22, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  4. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 21, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

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