GSA Announcements

  1. Early Call for Talent and Training

    2015-2016 GSA President and Vice-Presidents

    The GSA Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of actively seeking out graduate students for the positions of GSA President, Vice-President Academic, Vice-President Labour, Vice-President Student Services, and Vice-President External (GSA Policy, Nominating, 6.4).

    The Early Call for Talent and Training program is designed to provide training and information to students considering running for elected office. All of these positions are ELECTED by all graduate students at the University of Alberta through a General Election starting in January 2015.

    We now invite registered graduate students to contact any member of the GSA Nominating Committee to enquire about responsibilities, time commitments, and benefits of running for one of the Directly-Elected Officer position.

  2. Health Centre Advisory Group (One Position)

    DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS: FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014 AT 12:00 PM (NOON)

    The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students to fill the vacancy for one graduate student on the Health Centre Advisory Group.

    “This advisory group has been designed to provide a process for both the Students’ Union (SU) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) to assess the financial status of the UHC and its associated services, to provide recommendations regarding the quality of service of the UHC, and to suggest direction for the future of the UHC” (HCAG Terms of Reference).

  3. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) Council (5 Alternates)

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS: FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 2014 AT 12:00 PM (NOON)

    The GSA Nominating Committee (NoC) invites nominations from graduate students to serve on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Council. Getting involved with bodies such as FGSR Council ensures governance processes are kept consultative, representative, transparent, and connected to the larger graduate student community.

    There are 5 Alternate positions, with not more than two graduate students from a given graduate program filling either the FGSR Council representative positions or the alternate positions. The minimum period of appointment of student members is one year.

  4. Integrative Health Institute (IHI) Scientific Advisory Board (one graduate student position)

    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.

  5. Academic Employment of Graduate Students (AEGS) - Information Sheet

    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

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Upcoming GSA Events, Elections & Meetings

  1. November GSA Council Meeting

    November 17, 2014 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  2. December GSA Council Meeting

    December 8, 2014 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  3. January GSA Council Meeting

    January 19, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  4. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 23, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

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