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.
Volunteering at the GSA
The GSA is a volunteer-driven organization that regularly recruits graduate students to help out with everything from drafting policy, to adovacating for graduate education to the Alberta government to helping plan and excute events. All volunteer opportunities are advertized heavily on the GSA homepage as well as the weekly e-newsletter, GSA News & Views.
However, the GSA is always looking for students who want to be actively engaged. If you’re interested in volunteering for the GSA, please contact the Vice-president Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the GSA office (214 MLT).
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.
Mission & Vision
“We will be a recognized leader in graduate student representation.”
We provide a strong foundation for our members and community by offering valued services and programs that support and empower graduate students during and after their academic endeavors. We create an environment built on fiscal sustainability, social engagement, and effective representation.
- Resilience – To be organizationally sustainable by being fiscally accountable, environmentally responsible, and providing a strong foundation of effective governance.
- Student Engagement – Using effective communication to engage our members and the wider community, to create awareness, to advocate to government, and to offer programs and services that contribute to overall student success.
- Organizational Learning – To continually seek and utilize the most effective ways to represent graduate students.
- Communication – Achieving goals through effective communication and teamwork.
- Collaboration – Determined for deeper understanding through co-operation.
- Accountability – Using transparency to create understanding.
Adaptability – Continuous learning, improvements and assessments.
- Legacy – Creating lasting memories.