DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS: FRIDAY OCTOBER 24, 2014 AT 12:00 PM (NOON)
The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students to fill one graduate student position on the Scientific Advisory Board for the new Integrative Health Institute. Ideally the representative will be an individual in a health sciences faculty whose graduate research/interests pertain to integrative health. In this context, “integrative health” refers to the coming together of complementary and conventional health care in an evidence-informed, patient-centered fashion.
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!
The GSA still has copies of the 2014-2015 GSA Agenda/Handbook available for both new and continuing graduate students.
Stop by the GSA Office on the first floor of Triffo Hall to pick-up your copy!
The GSA Agenda/Handbook is paid for entirely through advertising revenue.
Did you know there is a photocopier in Triffo Hall in graduate student use that charges only 7 cents per page?
This service will only be available to graduate students until March 2015 - make use of it while you can!
Why only until March 2015? We pay $5000 a year to lease the photocopier and the revenue from its use is about $500.
Please come and talk with us in the office if you have any concerns and we will put you in touch with the VP Student Services.
Alternate nearby photocopier locations include: Cameron Library, Rutherford Library.