Official voice of
University of Calgary
graduate students


Health & Dental

The GSA has partnered with Studentcare to provide graduate students with extended health and dental coverage.

Financial Support

The GSA financially supports graduate students with bursaries, Quality Money and grants.


We organize multiple social and wellness events as well as distribute discounted tickets for local attractions.


Important Updates

Black Lives Matter.
The GSA stands in solidarity with the black communities in the U.S., Canada and around the world. We have zero tolerance for racism and are committed to providing a safe environment for our community members and advocating for equity for all.

Read the GSA Black Lives Matter Statement here.
On June 10, 2020, the GSA took part in #ShutdownSTEM #ShutdownAcademia. Learn more about this initiative here.

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Let’s Talk Fall 2020, #UCalgaryGradStudents!

The University of Calgary is currently forming plans for Fall 2020 term. As the GSA is advocating for graduate students during this crucial period, we need your input to inform our advocacy efforts. Your feedback on UCalgary’s Fall 2020 blended delivery method will directly inform the University on the necessary support and services to ensure your academic success.

Please complete the GSA’s Fall 2020 survey and tell us about your experience during the last semester and your concerns for the Fall 2020 term. Your personal contact information will be kept confidential.


Mental Health Support: Empower Me program by StudentCare

Students covered by the GSA Health Plan have access to Empower Me—a mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and Studentcare mental health resources.

Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. 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.

Empower Me

Volunteer with the GSA

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

Get Involved

The 2020-2021 GSA Board of Directors

Vice President
Finance & Service

Kabita Baral

Vice President

Christine Cao

Tanille Shandro

Vice President
Student Life

Mary Zhang

Vice President

Alex Paquette

Learn about #UCalgaryGradStudents

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