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Graduate Students’ Association
of the University of Calgary!

GSA Office is closed effective March 17, 2020

 The safety of our university community is our top priority. Therefore, the GSA office will be closed effective March 17, 2020 until further notice as the GSA staff will start working remotely to limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

The GSA staff will be available via e-mail during our service hours (9:30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday) to answer questions. All GSA communication channels will be updated as usual with information about our service offerings. Many GSA services will remain accessible, but please note that there will be changes to how we deliver our programs and services due to remote work. Therefore, please be patient while we work on alternative delivery methods.

More details about how to contact us and FAQs HERE


In consideration of the potential spread of COVID-19 in Alberta, the GSA advises our members to visit the UCalgary’s Coronavirus webpage to keep yourself up-to-date on decisions and recommendations that would affect students. If you are concerned about your health, please call 8-1-1.

The GSA has developed a blog with daily updates from the governments and the University of Calgary including financial support programs, UCalgary services, and quarantine measures. Read more here: gsa.ucalgary.ca/covid-19

To view the impact of COVID-19 on your student health plan, please read the FAQ document provided by StudentCare. View the document HERE


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.

Learn more HERE

2020 GSA General Election

Thank you for voting for this year’s elections. This year, UCalgary graduate students elected a brand-new team of Executives for the four contested positions. A total of 718 UCalgary graduate students casted their votes for the Executive election accounting for 10.4 percent of total eligible voters, a 3.4% increase compared to last year’s turnout.

Visit our Elections page for more information.

Provincial Advocacy

Keep up-to-date with the GSA’s advocacy efforts and student consultation here. We are currently looking for feedback for the provincial 2020 budget. Click on the Budget 2020 button to learn more.

GSA News and Blogs

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

  • GSA’s 2020 Provincial Budget Submission – February 24, 2020 (Read here)
  • 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)

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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