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Welcome to the Graduate Students' Association of the University of Calgary!


 Message from the President of the GSA

"It is heart-breaking news to hear about the loss of five of what appear to be our fellow students at the University of Calgary. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of all those affected.

Anyone needing support during this difficult time is encouraged to contact our University of Calgary Wellness Centre. Counseling services are available in person, at MSC 370, over the phone at 403-210-9355 ext 2, and through email at to any members of the university community.


Sarah V. Akierman

Graduate Students' Association of the University of Calgary



Announcement of the GSA By-Elections

The GSA will be holding a by-election for our new Director position, Vice President External, for the 2014-2015 year. Check out details here.



*UpdatedCongratulations to 2014 Graduate Students' Association Executives:

Sarah Akierman, by acclamation: GSA President
Aamir Rafiq, by acclamation: GSA VP Student Life
Cari Gulbrandsen, GSA VP Academic-elect
Michael Webster, by acclamation: GSA VP Finance & Services

 2014-15 GSA Executives take office May 1st, 2014.

 Questions? Contract the GSA’s Chief Returning Officer Jeremy Hexham at:



 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.



News for the GSA Health & Dental Services 

In an effort to be more environmentally sustainable, the GSA's health and dental services will be striving to go paperless. All services can be done online at www.studentbenefits.caYou can submit claims, opt out or in, add dependents, and register for direct deposit all from this website

Questions? Contact