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Notice to All Extended Health and Dental Plan Members

The GSA will be switching over to a new extended health and dental plan provider effective September 1, 2014. Please note that any medical receipts dated August 31, 2014 or before must be submitted by November 30, 2014, to the Campus Trust. These claims can be submitted online at until August 31, 2014.

After August 31, 2014, the online claim submission through the Campus Trust will no longer be available; accordingly, all receipts dated August 31, 2014 or before must be submitted with a completed printed copy of the health claim form. For dental expenses use the Standard Dental Claim Forms obtained directly at your dental office and submit them to the GSA office by November 30, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact the GSA at: or 403.220.5997. For claims inquiries, you can reach the Campus Trust directly at: 1.800.563.1930



Graduate Research at UCalgary Photo Contest

 Do you have a photo that captures your graduate research?
Enter the FGS/GSA photo contest for a chance to win a cash prize and to have your photo permanently displayed in the FGS/GSA offices in the MacKimmie Library Tower!

Contest Prizes
The top three placing photos will receive a monetary prize. There will also be three honourable mentions with no monetary prizes. Prize-winning and honourable mention photos will also be professionally framed and displayed in the GSA and Faculty of Graduate Studies spaces in the MacKimmie Library Tower.

Contest Rules and Regulations
The contest is open to all UCalgary graduate students. To be considered in the contest, all submissions must be original and unpublished photographs. All submissions are to be digital, high-resolution photographs, which meet the following guidelines:

  • 350 dpi for halftones (i.e. black and white photographs, grayscale mode)
  • 350 - 400 dpi for colour photographs
  • JPEG format

In addition to your photo submission, please supply your name, degree sought, program and a brief abstract about how your image captures your research project. Please provide this abstract in .docx or .pdf format and ensure that it does not exceed 250 words. Judges will base their decisions on image quality, originality, and relationship to the project.

While you have copyright to use your photo for your own research, the submission of the photo in the context permits the FGS and GSA to display your images in other media (website, social media etc.)

Deadline for submission: August 29, 2014
Please send your submissions to



 The GSA is Proud to Offer a New Skype Service

The GSA is pleased to offer the opportunity to work with our Employer Liaison using Skype for the following services:

  • Career exploration - help to identify your ideal job and the steps it take to secure that position
  • Cover letter, resume and CV creation
  • Responding effectively to a job posting
  • Negotiating a job offer and accepting a position
  • Informational interviewing

Email Julie Brown at to book a date and time.