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. Mentoring

    Applications Now Open – DEADLINE – April 14, 2017

    The Graduate Student Career Mentoring Program introduces graduate students to professional or academic mentors. Mentors provide the mentees with advice, support and strategies that will support progress and success in the mentees' future careers. Training is provided for both mentors and mentees.

    The program commitment for both mentors and mentees is a minimum of one hour per month for six months.

    This competitive program is only offered four times a year and the students are screened though an application and an interview process.

    Contact: Dinuka Gunaratne, Program Coordinator at graduatecareers@ualberta.ca

  2. Unitea Volunteer Opportunities

    DEADLINE - March 31, 2017

    Unitea aims to reduce loneliness on U of A campuses and build more connected communities by connecting students with trained student volunteers to share in conversation over a cup of tea or coffee.

    Click here to apply and for more information about the Unitea program.

  3. Peer Support Centre Survey

    The Peer Support Centre is conducting a study to better understand the position of the Peer Support Centre amongst the mental health supports available to graduate students.

    The survey consists of 10 questions. Fill the survey here.

  4. Fitness Facilities Student Experience Survey

    The Students’ Union created a focus group to gain an understanding of students’ experience at the U of A’s fitness facilities.

    You are invited to fill in this survey.

  5. US Consulate Information

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM in Education North 2-115

    A representative from the US consulate will be visiting the University of Alberta for student/faculty/staff members at the U of A who are traveling to the USA.

    If you have questions regarding your visa and travel to the USA, please register and attend this session.

    Limited seating available. To register for this session (required), please click here.

    For more information, email goabroad@ualberta.ca

  6. Stress Busters and GSA Coffee Break

    March 31, 2017 from 2 PM to 3 PM in 1-16 in Triffo Hall

    Cecile Schultz from Homewood Health will attend to present some effective stress buster techniques. When stressors overwhelm us, effective techniques can help to bring us back to equilibrium. This session will explore all aspects of the stress response, focusing on practical tips and tools to bring us to optimal stress levels, thereby helping us to maximize our energy and performance.

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. April GSA Council Meeting

    April 24, 2017 Starting Time 6:00pm

  2. May GSA Council Meeting

    May 15, 2017 Starting Time: 6:00 PM

  3. June GSA Council Meeting

    June 19, 2017 Starting Time: 6:00 PM

  4. July GSA Council Meeting

    July 17, 2017 Starting Time: 6:00 PM

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