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, or drop by and visit us in Triffo Hall!


News, Opportunities, and Announcements

  1. GSA Coffee Break

  2. FGSR Graduate Student Appreciation Day

    FGSR loves their grad students! Join them for a special day of sweets and treats so you know how much they appreciate you and all that you do!

    There will be a photo booth, candy bar, therapy dogs, prizes, and more!

       -February 14, 2018 from 11 AM to 3 PM
       -Triffo Hall

    For more information, please click here

  3. Free Drop-in Mental Health Workshops

    Learn strategies to deal with common mental health concerns with workshops through Counselling and Clinical Services.  

    For more information, please click here.

  4. 2018 GSA General Election

    Election Timeline

    Nominations for the elected positions of GSA President, Vice-Presidents, and Councillors-at-Large opened on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 8:30 AM (MST). 

          Nominations Opened: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:30 AM (MST)
          Nominations Close: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1 PM (MST) 
          All-Candidates' Meeting (candidates only): Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 2 PM (MST) 
          Voting Period: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 10 AM (MST) to Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10 AM (MST)
    For more information and to see the complete timeline, please click here

  5. Park and Ride Changes

    Park & Ride Changes at Century Park Begin November 20, 2017

    On, Monday, November 20th, there will be 199 fewer Park & Ride stalls at Century Park. Of the 199 stalls, there will be 50 fewer free stalls and 149 fewer reserved stalls available. The City is returning parking spaces to the private landowner, as requested, to accommodate development plans.

    The City of Edmonton uses leased land at Century Park to operate the Park & Ride lot with the help of Impark. According to lease agreements, the City is required to move and/or return parking spaces to accommodate development plans by the private landowner, Century Park Development Ltd. More changes are expected in 2018 for landowner development.

    For inquiries about these areas or future development plans, please contact the landowner directly at 780-414-8888.

    For more information, visit

  6. Training Consultation Center

    Training Consulting Center (TCC) Offers Free Statistical Consulting Service

    TCC is a team of faculty, staff and grad students in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. They provide free statistical consulting services to U of A research communities, including graduate students, faculty and staff.

    Currently, they provide both appointment based and drop in sessions, although it's highly suggested to make an appointment ahead of your visit.

    For more information, please visit the TTC website.

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 26, 2018 Starting Time: 6:00 PM Location: 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex

  2. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 19, 2018 Starting Time: 6:00 PM Location: 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex

  3. GSA Coffee Break

    March 29, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Get out of your office or lab and have coffee with other graduate students. Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided.

  4. April GSA Council

    April 16, 2018 Starting Time: 6:00 PM Location: 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex

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