About the GSA
The University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association represents the collective interests, but not individual opinions, of graduate students to governing bodies of the university, all levels of government and the surrounding community of Calgary.
The GSA represents the collective interests of graduate students.
The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) of the University of Calgary was established in 1967, and has approximately 6500 members, including full and part-time Master’s and PhD students. A not-for-profit organization governed by UofC graduate students, the GSA is charged with the social, academic and practical well-being and growth of graduate students on campus. The GSA oversees and promotes workshops, special events, the provision of financial aid and support as well as the facilitation of career-based growth and development for graduate students as they progress through their university programs.
The GSA is governed by a five-person Executive board of full-time graduate students – who are then, in turn, responsible to the Graduate Representative Council (GRC) as a governing and policy-developing body. Over time, the GSA has worked to become a key member of the University of Calgary community via ongoing communication and dialogue with university administrators on pertinent issues.
The GSA represents the collective interests, but not individual opinions, of graduate students to governing bodies of the university, all levels of government and the surrounding community of Calgary.
Click here to view the GSA Committee Structure
Mission & Vision
“To be recognized as the leader in graduate student advocacy and service delivery by our members, stakeholders, and external organizations across Canada.”
“The GSA serves all Ucalgary graduate students through responsive programs and initiatives to support their success during and after their academic endeavours.”
- Advocacy – Engage in meaningful consultation, research, and policy development in order to relentlessly advocate for the changing needs of UCalgary graduate students to the university and all levels of government.
- Service Delivery – Maximize the impact of our services with the available resources through collaboration and consultation to support the success of all graduate students.
- Communication – Foster direct and constructive communication between the GSA members, staff, and board to promote transparency, trust, and inclusion.
- Organizational Sustainability – Foster a nurturing, professional, and productive environment that empowers innovation and risk taking, while maximizing efficiency and impact.