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

The GSA is the voice of University of Calgary graduate students at the UCalgary and to all levels of government. The GSA supports UCalgary graduate students to succeed academically and socially through valued programs and services and responsive communication channels. 


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Important Dates and Events

2019-20 Annual Report
Read the GSA 2019-20 Annual Report HERE

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Volunteer Opportunities for graduate students with the Faculty of Arts

The Graduate Students’ Association is looking for interested graduate students to fill the following positions as GSA representatives on the Faculty of Arts committees in the 2021-22 academic year.

APPEALS COMMITTEE2 representatives Terms of Reference

INTERNATIONALIZATION COMMITTEE: 1 representative Terms of Reference


June is Pride Month

Over the past year, the GSA Gender and Sexuality Alliance Subcommittee takes a stand in solidarity with the LGTBQIA2S+ community. The subcommittee also spreads awareness and understanding within the UCalgary community about pride including the challenges that queer and trans people, especially those of colour, experience; and suggested actions graduate students can take to combat racism, discrimination, and prejudices against the LGTBQIA2S+ community.

👉Read the articles put together by the GSA^2 Subcommittee to learn more about pride, about creating an inclusive environment in the classroom, and how to discuss these issues.
1. Challenging Unjust Systems: Pride is a Riot
2. How to create an inclusive classroom as a graduate lecturer or TA
3. How to discuss issues of politics, gender, and sexuality

Financial Support

If you are in need of extra fund for your student project, personal expenses, or academic endeavours, the GSA has you covered. Learn about our various financial support programs designed to ensure your success in graduate school.

  • Emergency Bursary - Open year-round
  • GSA Support Bursary - Open year-round
View details of GSA Financial Support

We'd like to hear from you!

Are you a TA this Fall? We want to hear from you!
As Graduate Teaching Assistants (GATs) plan for the Fall semester, we would like to hear from you your concerns so that we may better advocate on your behalf. 
Complete our survey before Sept. 10: Click here to go to survey

Thesis Talk Thursday
Read exciting research stories from your fellow #UCalgaryGradStudents every Thursday here: gsa.ucalgary.ca/thesis-talk

Mental Health Support: Empower Me program by StudentCare

As a student covered by the GSA Health Plan, you're entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.

Call 1-833-628-5589 to be connected right away or to be matched with a counsellor, consultant, or life coach on a variety of issues. You can also connect with Empower Me through the EAP Optima mobile app, available for download from the App Store and Google Play.  To create your account on the app, use this access code: 45295QG40

Find more information about the Empower Me Service at the Empower Me website or the FAQ

Empower Me

Volunteer with the GSA

The GSA offers many opportunities to volunteer. Expand your resume and become involved in the graduate student community.
View current volunteer opportunities here: Current Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved

The 2021-2022 GSA Board of Directors

Vice President
Student Life

Kabita Baral

Vice President

Kirsten Neprily

Tanille Shandro

Vice President
Finance & Services

Mary Zhang

Vice President

Alex Paquette

Learn about #UCalgaryGradStudents

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