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

Message from the President
Tanille, our GSA President, has news to share with #UCalgaryGradStudents about the discounted ticket book program to subsidize the cost of transit. Read her Message from the President for details & alternative solution.

Volunteer with the GSA!
If you are looking for opportunities to get involved and give back, this is your chance. The GSA is recruiting for members for most of our Committees and Subcommittees. Find the details of these committees and their recruitment process on the GSA Current Volunteer Opportunities page. Deadline to apply is 11:59 pm, August 4.

GSA Quality Money now open
The GSA Quality Money (QM) is now accepting applications. Deadline for this intake is August 15. Hosting an online conference, workshop series, or event due to in-person attendance restrictions? These projects may qualify as well. Please email if you have questions. Learn more HERE.

Thesis Talk Thursday launched July 30, 2020
Read exciting research stories from your fellow #UCalgaryGradStudents here:

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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.
View current volunteer opportunities here: Current Volunteer Opportunities

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

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