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. 2018 U-Pass Sticker Early Distribution

    December 11, 2017 - December 22, 2017

    Early Distribution at these locations:

      -Student Life Central (lower level SUB) from 9 AM to 5 PM
      -InfoLink ONEcard Service Centre (HUB) from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
      -InfoLink at International Services Centre (Telus Centre) from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
      -InfoLink Desk in SUB main floor: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
      -InfoLink Desk in CAB: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

    For more information, please click here.

  2. GSA Office Closure

    December 18, 2017 to January 2, 2018

    The GSA Office will be closed from: Monday, December 18, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and will re-open Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
    Please note that the University will be closed: Monday, December 25, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018 and will re-open Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
    We will resume our regular office hours and check messages on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

  3. GSA Winter Orientation

    Friday, January 5, 2018

    Attend GSA Winter Orientation from 1 PM to 2:30 PM at Triffo Hall. There will be a presentation followed by an Info Fair. Refreshments will be served and there will be fantastic door prizes!

    For more information, please click here.

  4. GSA Recognition Awards

    Nominations Now Open - DEADLINE - Monday - January 15, 2018 - 4 PM (MST)

    Each year the GSA confers awards on graduate students who have distinguished themselves in research, teaching, academic achievement, leadership, and service to the University and to the wider community. The GSA also recognizes University faculty and staff members for their outstanding contribution to graduate education, and acknowledges those alumni and benefactors who continue to support and champion graduate students at the University.

    Click here for more information on the GSA Awards, how to nominate yourself, or how to nominate someone else!

    Contact if you have any questions.

  5. GSA Coffee Break

    Cookie Decorating Coffee Break - Friday, December 15, 2017

    The last GSA Coffee Break of 2017 is Friday, December 15 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM at Triffo Hall. Come decorate some holiday cookies! Get out of your office or lab and have coffee with other graduate students.

       -Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.

       -A limited supply of free GSA coffee mugs will be available.

    Help us promote sustainability and bring your own mug for coffee and tea. We will not provide paper cups since our office is environmentally friendly.

    Watch the GSA newsletter and website for updated information or for the full schedule, click here.

  6. Park and Ride Changes

    Park & Ride Changes at Century Park Begin November 20, 2017

    On, Monday, November 20th, there will be 199 fewer Park & Ride stalls at Century Park. Of the 199 stalls, there will be 50 fewer free stalls and 149 fewer reserved stalls available. The City is returning parking spaces to the private landowner, as requested, to accommodate development plans.

    The City of Edmonton uses leased land at Century Park to operate the Park & Ride lot with the help of Impark. According to lease agreements, the City is required to move and/or return parking spaces to accommodate development plans by the private landowner, Century Park Development Ltd. More changes are expected in 2018 for landowner development.

    For inquiries about these areas or future development plans, please contact the landowner directly at 780-414-8888.

    For more information, visit

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. GSA Coffee Break

    December 15, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Get out of your office or lab and have coffee with other graduate students. Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.

  2. GSA Winter Orientation

    January 5, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM GSA Winter Orientation - Presentation & Info Fair and Light Refreshments

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