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. Pick-Up of Your Winter 2017 U-Pass Sticker - Early Distribution - December 9, 2016 - December 23, 2016

    For U-Pass Early Distribution times and locations, please click here.

    There will be no U-Pass distribution from Monday, December 26, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017 due to University closure.

  2. Vice-Provost and Dean of FGSR Selection – Graduate Student Input Requested – Thursday, January 5, 2017

    The U of A has begun the search for the next Vice-Provost and Dean of FGSR and has arranged for Selection Committee Consultant, Colleen Keenan, to meet with different stakeholder groups.

    A consultation session, has been arranged for graduate students, which may be of particular interest to international graduate students:

    Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Rm 1-16 Triffo Hall
    Pizza lunch will be provided

    As the Dean of FGSR plays a role in the life of each and every graduate student, it is important for graduate students to help define skills and characteristics for the new Dean, as well as issues they would like the Dean to focus on or that need to be addressed.

    If you cannot make the session, you can provide feedback to the Search Committee through the consultation form. All information will be kept confidential.

    If you would like to attend this session, please RSVP by emailing gsa.frontdesk@ualberta.ca.

  3. Call for Feedback Regarding Proposed Increases in International Tuition

    University of Alberta Administration has developed a proposal regarding tuition increases for international students in 2017-2018. The full proposal can be found on the GFC APC webpage.

    The GSA has concerns regarding this proposal and, in order to advocate effectively, would like to share feedback and concerns directly from graduate students with University Administration. Click here to complete a brief survey.


  4. GSA Office Closure - December 19, 2016 to January 2, 2017

    The GSA Office will be closed on:

    • Monday, December 19, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017 and will re-open Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

    Please note that the University will be closed:

    • Monday, December 26, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017 and will re-open Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

    We will resume our regular office hours and check messages on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM.

  5. 2017 GSA Recognition Awards

    Nominations Now Open - DEADLINE - Friday - January 13, 2017 - 4 PM

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

    Contact gsa.grants@ualberta.ca if you have any questions.

  6. Early Call Talent and Training

    The GSA Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of proactively identifying potential candidates for the positions of GSA President, Vice-President Academic, Vice-President Labour, Vice-President Student Services, and Vice-President External (Section E: GSA Policy, Nominating, Section E.POL.9.2).

    The Early Call for Talent and Training program is designed to provide training and information to students interested in running for elected office. All of these positions are elected by all graduate students at the University of Alberta through the GSA General Election with an official call for nominations on or about January 30, 2017.

    Please click here for more information.

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. GSA Council Special Meeting

    December 12, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  2. December GSA Council Meeting - CANCELLED

    December 19, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  3. January GSA Council Meeting

    January 23, 2017 Starting Time 6:00pm

  4. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 27, 2017 Starting Time 6:00pm

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