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

2020 GSA General Election: Forum

The GSA is hosting the Election Forum for this year’s election on February 25 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in ST145. All grad students are invited to come out to learn more and ask questions about the candidates’ platforms. Visit our Elections page for more information.

GSA’s 2020 Provincial Budget Submission

The GSA provided input for consideration on behalf of UCalgary’s graduate students for the Provincial Budget 2020, which will be tabled on February 27. Click HERE to view the budget submission.

GSA News and Blogs

Check out our latest blogs and updates on the GSA News and Blogs section!

  • 5 things to know about GSA Committees – July 18, 2019 (Read here)
  • Know your rights and responsibilities in your Collective Agreement – July 8, 2019 (Read here)
  • GSA Executive’s Blog: Interview with the GSA President, Mohammad Mansouri – June 24, 2019 (Read here)

2019-2022 Strategic Plan

After three months of intensive strategic research and development, the GSA Board of Directors approved the new strategic plan for the next three years 2019-2022 and presented it to the GSA’s Graduate Representative Council at the end of April. The Strategic Planning Committee gathered feedback from over 800 graduate students, GSA staff, departmental representatives, and Board of Directors to craft a refreshed mission and goals in order to reach our new vision: “To be recognized as the leader in graduate student advocacy and service delivery by our members, stakeholders, and external organizations across Canada.
Read more about the new Strategic Plan HERE

Your 2018 – 2020 Collective Agreement

The University of Calgary’s Board of Governors, Human Resources Governance Committee, and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) have ratified a new collective agreement, taking effect May 1, 2018 and expiring April 30, 2020. Please review your collective agreement HERE to learn more.

The 2019-2020 GSA Board of Directors

Vice President
Finance & Service

Mina Iskander

Vice President

Marcela Coelho Lopes

Mohammad Mansouri

Vice President
Student Life

Basem Halawa

Vice President

Mohamed Abdelsamie

Health & Dental

We’ve designed a Plan to fit your lifestyle.

Financial Support

The GSA offers a variety of services for the members.


Learn about new GSA events in and around Calgary here.

Health & Dental

We’ve designed a Plan to fit your lifestyle.

Learn More

Financial Support

Graduate Students’ Association offers a variety of services for the members.

Learn More

Events At GSA

Learn about new GSA events in and around University of Calgary here.

Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities with the GSA

The GSA offers many opportunities to volunteer. Expand your resume and become involved in the graduate student community.

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