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.

Annual Reports

2021-2022 Annual Report

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2020-2021 Annual Report

GSA History

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 Staff Structure
Click here to view the GSA Committee Structure

Mission & Vision

Vision

A community of highly engaged and thriving UCalgary graduate students.

Mission

To ensure needed services, communities, advocacy, and growth opportunities are available and accessible for all UCalgary graduate students.

PRIORITIES

  • Broaden and Deepen Student Engagement - Ensure diverse student voice, participation, and leadership are embedded in GSA services and advocacy.

  • Address Critical Barriers to Thriving - Alleviate financial barriers, mental health barriers, and other emergent barriers through service delivery, collaboration, and advocacy.

  • Grow Organizational Capacities - Strengthen organizational infrastructure, competencies, and culture to sustainably benefit UCalgary’s growing and diverse graduate student community.

Strategic Planning Document 2023 - 2026

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