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 graduate students holding assistantships, 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, or drop by and visit us in Triffo Hall!


News, Opportunities, and Announcements

  1. Community Connection Awards

    Nominations Now Open – DEADLINE – January 31, 2017

    Apply or nominate someone for one of the three Community Connections Awards.
    The awards recognize individuals and/or groups that embody the U of A’s promise to “uplift the whole people.”
    Award winners will be highlighted during a Spring celebration.

    For more information, please click here.

  2. International Week 2018

    January 29 - February 3, 2018

    University of Alberta International is excited to present International Week 2018 theme: how the arts can change the world and contribute to social and environmental justice.

    For more information, please click here.

  3. Images of Research Competition

    Submissions Accepted - January 22, 2018 - February 9, 2018

    Graduate Students - capture, share, and present the essence of your research in one image!
    The Images of Research (IOR) competition and its accompanying exhibition aim to showcase and preserve graduate student research in print and digital form, foster student engagement, and support graduate students’ academic endeavours.

    For more information, please click here.

  4. 2018 GSA General Election

    Election Timeline

    Nominations for the elected positions of GSA President, Vice-Presidents, and Councillors-at-Large will open on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 8:30 AM (MST). 

          Nominations Open: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:30 AM (MST)
          Nominations Close: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1 PM (MST) 
          All-Candidates' Meeting (candidates only): Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2 PM (MST) 
          Voting Period: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 10 AM (MST) to Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10 AM (MST)
    For more information and to see the complete timeline, please click here

  5. Career Education Events

    Career Education Events

    Get free, professional advice and expand your employment outlook through the U of A Career Centre.

    Upcoming events include:
        January 24: Rapid Reviews
        January 25: Careers in Nutrition and Food Science
        January 30: Resume Basics
        January 31: Cover Letter Basics

    For more information, please click here.

  6. Free Drop-In Mental Health Workshops

    Learn strategies to deal with common mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, relationship break-ups, and more with workshops through Counselling and Clinical Services. 

    Upcoming workshops include:
       January 18: Introduction to Mindfulness
       January 19: Changing Body Dissatisfaction
       January 24: Addressing Anxious Thoughts

    For more information, please click here.

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. January GSA Council Meeting

    January 22, 2018 Starting Time: 6:00 PM Location: 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex

  2. GSA Coffee Break

    January 26, 2018, 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Get out of your office or lab and have coffee with other graduate students. Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.

  3. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 26, 2018 Starting Time: 6:00 PM Location: 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex

  4. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 19, 2018 Starting Time: 6:00 PM Location: 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex

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