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. International Week

    January 30 - February 5, 2017

    Experience over 50 free events. Explore global issues and celebrate cultural diversity!

    International Week (I-Week) features events focused on how we can transition from current global realities to a better future, as well as fashion, dance and music that reflect and celebrate the cultural diversity of our community.

    For more information, please click here.

  2. 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.

  3. GSA Winter Chill Out

    GSA Winter Chill Out - February 9, 2017


    The GSA is planning a Winter Chill Out for graduate students – other members of the campus community, including Alumni, and Senate members, have also been invited.

    Take a break from your studies and join us for icebreakers, board games, card games, mingling, and refreshments.

    This free event will be held: Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Wild Rose Room at Lister Conference Centre.

    For more information, please click here.

    Space is limited, so we kindly ask that you RSVP by February 3, 2017.

  4. GSA Coffee Break

    January 27, 2017

    The next GSA Coffee Break is Friday, January 27 from 2 PM to 3 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.

  5. Inquiring Mind Workshop

    Workshop for Graduate Students - January 27, 2017

    The Graduate Students' Association is pleased to host the University of Calgary's The Inquiring Mind Program—an education-based prevention program that addresses mental health and wellbeing in post-secondary students.

    Two workshops will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017:

    8 AM to 12 PM OR 1 PM to 5 PM

    Space is limited to 12 graduate students per group. First come, first served. Please RSVP here.

  6. Sustainable Food Working Group (SFWG)

    Call for Graduate Representatives – DEADLINE - January 22, 2017

    The University of Alberta Sustainable Food Working Group (SFWG) advances the university's social, economic and environmental performance as it relates to sustainable food, primarily by making progress on food-related strategies identified in the 2016-2020 Sustainability Plan (www.sustainability.ualberta.ca/plan). 

    The working group is looking for one to two graduate student representatives as members of the working group, from February 2017 - June 2018.

    If interested, please send a resume and short cover letter/description that answers the question "Why do you want to be involved with the Sustainable Food Working Group" to: Monica Chahal Ph.D., Program Lead, Office of Sustainability: mchahal@ualberta.ca

    Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

    Deadline: January 22, 2017, midnight (12:00 am)

  7. »more

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

  4. »more