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

Change of Coverage Period for May 2019 students

May 2019 students can now opt-in, opt-out, or enrol family members to your StudentCare Health and Dental Plan. The change of coverage period for May 2019 students is from April 24 to May 15, 2019. Visit this StudentCare web page to change your coverage (opt-in, opt-out, or family enrolments). For more information about the extended Health and Dental Plan, please visit the StudentCare web site: www.studentcare.ca/calgaryGSA

Sign up to volunteer for the External Advocacy Committee!

The GSA is recruiting members for our External Advocacy Committee. We are looking for graduate students that are passionate about advocacy and representation on behalf of UCalgary graduate students. No experience is required. Professional development training will be provided for Committee members to develop the necessary skills. Find more details HERE

Please send a letter of intent and a 2-page maximum resume to ext.gsa@ucalgary.ca. Deadline to apply is midnight of May 23.

New Executive Director appointed for the GSA

The GSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Abbott as the Executive Director of the UCalgary Graduate Students’ Association, effective April 15, 2019. As the Executive Director of the GSA, Danielle will provide guidance and operational leadership for the GSA staff and executive, aimed at improving the current services and programs that support and empower our graduate students. Read the full news release about the appointment from Brit Paris, GSA President 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

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.

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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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