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

*new* Graduate student cost of living calculator

We are excited to announce the launch of the Graduate Student Cost of Living Calculator

The GSA Newcomers and International Students’ Committee (NISC) developed an online cost-of-living calculator that will give graduate students a better idea of the fiscal realities of living in Calgary.

Do you have questions about the following  costs associated with living in Calgary and attending the University of Calgary?

  • Housing
  • Utilities such as heat, water, and electricity
  • Transportation
  • Etc.

This online calculator will give you an estimate of some of the anticipated costs you will encounter as a graduate student.

Click HERE to try it out.

Check Out Our Professional Development Workshops This Summer!

  • Building Your Interview Portfolio
    June 27, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    June 29, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Finding Key Decision-Makers for Internships, Mentorships, and Information Interviews
    July 4, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    July 5, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • 5 Steps to Marketing Yourself to Potential Employers
    July 12, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
    July 13, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Information Interviewing: A Strategic Tool For Job Searching
    July 19, 2017 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
    July 20, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

All workshops will be hosted in the GSA office – MLT 214. To register, email Julie Brown at careers@ucalgary.ca

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program helps graduate students attain their desired career goal – whether it’s re-entering industry after graduation or continuing with academe. This program is free, and helps grad students make professional contacts by pairing students with a mentor in their field of interest.

Learn More

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.

Get Involved

The 2017-2018 GSA Board of Directors

Vice President Student Life
Taha Afyouni

Vice President External
Willem Klumpenhouwer

Brit Paris

Vice President Academic
Negar Mohammadi

Vice President Finance & Service
Christiana Manzocco

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