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. Free Statistical Consulting Services

    Free Statistical Consulting Services From the Training Consulting Center

    The 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.

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

    Please visit their website for more information.

  2. GTL Week

    FGSR Graduate Teaching and Learning (GTL) Week - August 28 - September 14, 2017

    Attend these free teaching sessions hosted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Sessions are open to the entire UAlberta campus community twice a year, in May and August/September. The next sessions will run from Aug. 28 - Sept. 14, 2017.

    For more information, please click here.

  3. Vanier Graduate Scholarship Workshop

    Are you a doctoral student who excels in both academics and leadership? You may be eligible to apply for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship!

    Check out the FGSR Awards and Funding webpage for more info! There are no restrictions on citizenship for this scholarship.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please speak to your department about the possibility of applying.

    FGSR will be hosting a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Workshop:
      - August 16, 2017 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
      - CCIS 1-140

  4. Individual Development Plan

    Individual Development Plan Information Sessions Begin August 10, 2017

    Want to learn about the new PD/IDP requirements? The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is offering orientation sessions on these steps for students. Plan to attend a session beginning August 10.

    For more information, please click here.

  5. Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

    Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau in Support of Fundamental Research in Canada

    Science & Policy Exchange, a non-profit student advocacy group based in Montreal, has written an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau to support the recommendations of the Fundamental Science Review (Naylor Report), including increased funding for basic research and promoting diversity because of Canada’s declining science productivity. The group invites those interested to sign the letter.

    To sign the letter, please click here.  

  6. GSA Office Closure

    GSA Office Closure - August 4 - August 7, 2017

    The GSA Office will be closed on Friday, August 4, 2017 and on Monday, August 7, 2017, along with the University.

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

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Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. Nothing available at this time.
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