GSA Announcements

  1. 2015 GSA Awards - Nomination Period Now Open

    Nominations are now open for the 2015 GSA Awards and nomination information is available here. The deadline to receive complete nomination packages is 4:00 PM (MST) on January 14, 2015. Nominations received after this deadline and incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.

    More information on GSA Awards can be found in: A Guide to Applying for GSA Awards - Q&A, and additional information for all of the awards listed below can be found in GSA Policy "Awards and Adjudication Criteria".

  2. Early Call for Talent and Training

    2015-2016 GSA President and Vice-Presidents

    The GSA Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of actively seeking out graduate students for the positions of GSA President, Vice-President Academic, Vice-President Labour, Vice-President Student Services, and Vice-President External (GSA Policy, Nominating, 6.4).

    The Early Call for Talent and Training program is designed to provide training and information to students considering running for elected office. All of these positions are ELECTED by all graduate students at the University of Alberta through a General Election starting in January 2015.

    We now invite registered graduate students to contact any member of the GSA Nominating Committee to enquire about responsibilities, time commitments, and benefits of running for one of the Directly-Elected Officer position.

  3. Don’t Forget to Submit Your Health & Dental Claims from Last Year!

    Deadline for Desjardins to receive your claims: November 29, 2014

    Important notice for students who were enrolled in their GSA Health and/or Dental Plan in 2013-2014: All health and/or dental claims incurred on or before August 31, 2014 (for the 2013-2014 policy year) must be received by the insurance company (Desjardins) by November 29, 2014.

    In order to ensure that your claims reach the insurer by the deadline, they must be dropped off at the Health & Dental Plan Office (6-14 SUB, Sixth Floor) no later than Friday, November 21, 2014.

    If you are mailing claims directly to the insurer yourself, please leave adequate time for delivery. The address for Desjardins is recorded at the top of all claim forms.

    Claims received after the deadline will not be reimbursed.

    Claim forms are available in the Download Centre at www.ihaveaplan.ca. For more information, you can call the Member Services Center at 1 866 795-4430.

  4. GSA Nominating Committee - Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Selection Committee

    Deadline to Receive Nominations: Friday, November 21, 2014, at 12:00 PM (noon)

    Vacancy for one (1) graduate student representative, to be selected by the Graduate Students' Association.

    The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students to fill the vacancy for one (1) graduate student position to serve on the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Selection Committee.

    The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, which was launched in September 2006 with an annual budget of up to $800,000, supports innovative projects that create exceptional learning experiences and environments for students at the University of Alberta. The Fund assists those engaged in teaching at the University in improving their teaching skills, enhancing their understanding of teaching and learning processes, and providing environments to optimize student learning." (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Handbook, October 2014)

    The graduate student representative must be able to attend set meetings on January 26 and February 18, 2015.

    Click here for more information about this opportunity and information on how to apply.

  5. Academic Employment of Graduate Students (AEGS) - Information Sheet

    The Office of the Provost, working with the GSA, has prepared an updated Information Sheet on the Collective Agreement (CA) between the GSA and the UofA Governing the Academic Employment of Graduate Students.

    This Information Sheet highlights many of the terms and conditions as well as your rights and benefits under the CA if you have been appointed as a Teaching or Research Assistant. It also outlines some information with respect to graduate student pay associated with holding an appointment as a TA or RA.

    We hope you find it useful. If you have any questions or concerns about the CA or your appointment as a TA or RA, please let me know.

    Monty Bal, GSA VP Labour

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Upcoming GSA Events, Elections & Meetings

  1. December GSA Council Meeting

    December 8, 2014 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  2. January GSA Council Meeting

    January 19, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  3. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 23, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  4. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 16, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

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