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GSA Graduate Citizenship Award – NOW OPEN!

The GSA Graduate Citizenship Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community. Individual awards are granted in the amount of $2,000 and are available to 20 UCalgary graduate students. APPLY NOW! Submit your application HERE by September 23 at 4 pm MT.


GSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) of the University of Calgary is hosting our 2019 Annual General Meeting on September 24, 2019 at the Last Defence Lounge (3rdFloor, MacEwan Student Centre).

Doors open at 5:00 PM and the meeting starts at 5:30 PM sharp. Doors close at 6:00 pm sharp (the AGM will be a closed event to the public at this time, so please arrive before this time if you want to attend the meeting)

All current graduate students enrolled at the University of Calgary are invited to attend this important event. The Association will be presenting our 2018-2019 audited Financial Statements, GSA 101, as well as the proposed Bylaw changes for the upcoming year. More information can be found here.


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, Mohamad 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 new 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 new collective agreement HERE or attend the October 30 Graduate Representative Council meeting 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

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Financial Support

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Health & Dental

We’ve designed a Plan to fit your lifestyle.

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Financial Support

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

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Events At GSA

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

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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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