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 gsa.frontdesk@ualberta.ca, or drop by and visit us in Triffo Hall!


News, Opportunities, and Announcements

  1. GSA Coffee Break

    February 24, 2017

    The next GSA Coffee Break is Friday, February 24 from 1 PM to 2 PM at Triffo Hall

    Limited supply of free GSA coffee mugs will be available

    To maintain our Green Spaces Certification we will not provide paper cups; help us promote sustainability and bring your own mug for coffee and tea 

    For the full schedule click here.

  2. Health and Mental Wellness Focus Group - February 23, 2017

    Health and Mental Wellness Focus Group Group - February 23, 2017

    Graduate Students are invited to discuss health and mental wellness as part of an research focus group. Part of this research involves learning from students what are the issues they face and how to best help improve mental wellness.

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 12 pm to 2 pm
    1-16 Triffo Hall
    Lunch is provided

    Space is limited to 10 students. Please RSVP to cheryl.anderson@ualberta.ca

  3. GSA, Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council (ab-GPAC), and University of Alberta Responses to U.S. Travel Ban

    GSA, Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council (ab-GPAC), and University of Alberta Responses to U.S. Travel Ban

    Sarah Ficko (GSA President) and Heather Zwicker (Vice-Provost and FGSR Dean) released this joint letter earlier this week regarding the U.S. Travel Ban.

    ab-GPAC, the GSA's provincial lobbying group, has also issued a statement.

    Additionally, President Turpin has issued a message and information and resources are listed on the University of Alberta's web page.

  4. New Multi-Faith and Meditation Space

    Now Open

    The new Multi-Faith Prayer and Mediation Space officially opened on January 26, 2017. Planning for the space began in 2013 and the GSA, SU, Chaplains' Association, and a number of University offices and stakeholders have been working since that time to make the space a reality.

    To read an article about the space, please click here.

    To find out about booking the space, please click here.

  5. GSA Election Timeline

    Message from the GSA Chief Returning Officer - GSA General Election 

    Nominations for the elected positions of GSA President, Vice-Presidents, and Councillors-at-Large will open on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 8:30 AM (MST).


    Nominations Open: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:30 AM (MST)

    Nominations Close: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1 PM (MST)

    All-Candidates' Meeting: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2 PM (MST)

    General Election Forum: Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12 PM (MST)

    Voting Period: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 10 AM (MST) to Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10 AM (MST)

    For more information and to see the complete timeline, please click here.

  6. Statistical Consulting

    Free Statistical Consulting Services for Graduate Students

    Training Consulting Center, a team of faculty, staff and grad students in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, provides free statistical consulting services to U of A research communities, including graduate students, faculty and staff.

    For more information, please click here.

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 27, 2017 Starting Time 6:00pm

  2. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 20, 2017 Starting Time 6:00pm

  3. April GSA Council Meeting

    April 24, 2017 Starting Time 6:00pm

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