The GSA is collecting non-perishable food to support the U of A Campus Food Bank this holiday season.
Bring your non-perishable food items to the GSA office at 1-37 Triffo Hall (front desk on the main floor) during regular office hours, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Triffo Hall is located between Dewey's and the Cameron Library.
We will be collecting donations until 4:00 PM on December 12, 2014.
For information on what items are most needed, please visit http://campusfoodbank.com/donations/. Also consider less necessary, but also useful items like spices and sauces, or something that is a treat during the holiday season, like chocolate or baking mixes.
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".
Pick up your Winter U-Pass Sticker!
Early pickup for the Winter 2015 U-Pass will begin on Monday, December 8 at the InfoLink location on the first floor of SUB.
Click here for more information!
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
The GSA, along with other Edmonton student associations, successfully negotiated for pro-rated U-Pass replacement costs.
The pilot for these pro-rated replacement costs will run from September 1 through December 31, 2014.
The following rates for stickers claimed lost or stolen for Fall Term 2014 are as follows:
100% of U-Pass fee prior to October 1
75% of U-Pass fee October 1 - 31
50% of U-Pass fee November 1 - 30
25% of U-Pass fee December 1 -31
Visit http://uofa.ualberta.ca/upass for more information!