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

The GSA is the voice of University of Calgary graduate students at the UCalgary and to all levels of government. The GSA supports UCalgary graduate students to succeed academically and socially through valued programs and services and responsive communication channels. 

HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Health & Dental

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Financial Support

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Events

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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

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Important Dates and Events

  • Change of Coverage period for the GSA Health and Dental Plan for September students: August 27 to September 24, 2021 (See details here)
  • Download the new Pay-Direct Card for your Extended Health and Coverage here: As of Sept. 1, 2021, Desjardins Insurance’s carrier number has changed to 51. For all claims (for you or your dependants), download the new card and present it at your pharmacy once again.
  • Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Graduate Students 
  • Are you a teaching assistant? Learn more about UCalgary's Teaching Assistance Resources from Taylor Institute here. Resources are updated monthly.

Download the GSA 2021-22 Survival Guide here

2020-21 Annual Report
Read the GSA 2020-21 Annual Report HERE

For most updated information from the GSA:
Follow our social media channels @gsacalgary:
Sign up for the GSA's weekly News and Views below:
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE GSA NEWSLETTERS

Volunteer for the GSA Labour Relations Committee

We still need more volunteers to join our Labour Relations Committee. Sign up now!

Find the details on the GSA Current Volunteer Opportunities page.

VIEW THE DETAILS HERE

Financial Support

If you are in need of extra fund for your student project, personal expenses, or academic endeavours, the GSA has you covered. Learn about our various financial support programs designed to ensure your success in graduate school.

  • Emergency Bursary - Open year-round
  • GSA Support Bursary - Open year-round
View details of GSA Financial Support
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We'd like to hear from you!

Are you a TA this Fall? We want to hear from you!
As Graduate Teaching Assistants (GATs) plan for the Fall semester, we would like to hear from you your concerns so that we may better advocate on your behalf. 
Complete our survey before Sept. 10: Click here to go to survey

Thesis Talk Thursday
Read exciting research stories from your fellow #UCalgaryGradStudents every Thursday here: gsa.ucalgary.ca/thesis-talk

Mental Health Support: Empower Me program by StudentCare

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.

Call 1-833-628-5589 to be connected right away or to be matched with a counsellor, consultant, or life coach on a variety of issues. You can also connect with Empower Me through the EAP Optima mobile app, available for download from the App Store and Google Play.  To create your account on the app, use this access code: 45295QG40

Find more information about the Empower Me Service at the Empower Me website or the FAQ

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 2021-2022 GSA Board of Directors

Vice President
Student Life

Kabita Baral

Vice President
External

Kirsten Neprily

President
Tanille Shandro

Vice President
Finance & Services

Mary Zhang

Vice President
Academic

Alex Paquette

Learn about #UCalgaryGradStudents

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