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Message from the President

UCalgary graduate students,  As many students will be participating in online learning for the Fall 2020 semester, the UPass program has been put on hold for this term. This decision has significantly impacted graduate students. The GSA recognizes the importance of students having affordable access to city transit this upcoming fall semester, especially as many of you will have an …

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Content by #UCalgaryGradStudents

The GSA features podcasts or blogs created by #UCalgaryGradStudents that share meaningful content to enhance the graduate student experience at #UCalgary. If you are a current graduate student and would like to promote your content channel, please contact gsaco@ucalgary.ca to discuss collaboration opportunities. July 2020: Educate Me podcast by Brit Paris This month, we are featuring the Educate Me podcast by Brit …

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Let’s Talk UPass: UPass Advocacy Updates

On June 11, the University announced that UPASS for Fall 2020 will be cancelled. Here is a statement from UCalgary in regard to the cancellation: “Various scenarios were discussed during the last few months between Calgary Transit and the University of Calgary. Calgary Transit proposed running the UPass program for Fall 2020 in the same format as previous years. The …

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June 2020 Advocacy Updates

As your graduate student representatives, the GSA Board of Directors and the Research and Advocacy Analyst worked on many advocacy priorities to the best interest of UCalgary graduate students. Have a look below at the GSA’s advocacy work for May 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please email askgsa@ucalgary.ca. July 3, 2020 At the Federal Level: What we advocated on: …

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Let’s Talk Fall 2020 Survey Results

In June 2020, the GSA launched a Fall 2020 survey to gather graduate students’ input about Fall 2020. A total of 258 responses were recorded with representation from various departments, student groups, and program types. Thank you to all students who took the time to fill out the survey and to tell us your thoughts about this upcoming semester and what …

#ShutdownSTEM #ShutdownAcademia

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the GSA will be participating in #ShutDownSTEM #ShutdownAcademia movement, a global initiative for academics and STEM professionals to eradicate anti-Black racism. On this day, the GSA staff and Board of Directors will be shutting down our operations including GSA meetings, emails, and events, while we use the day to educate ourselves and work at developing …

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Let’s Talk: GSA Fall 2020 Survey

On May 14, the University of Calgary announced a combination of face-to-face and remote or online learning for instruction in the Fall 2020 term. Prior to that announcement, the GSA had been working diligently to obtain information on what graduate students can expect from the University. Now that the University has made its announcement, we focus our work on behalf …

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#UCalgaryGradStudents testimonials on COVID-19

Graduate students are facing numerous challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic – from adjusting to online class and teaching delivery, to delayed research timelines, to reduced accessibility to campus resources and facilities and increased financial uncertainty. The GSA has been advocating policymakers and UCalgary Administrators to ensure students are adequately supported during this time. Thank you for everyone who has …

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May 2020 Advocacy Updates

As your graduate student representatives, the GSA Board of Directors and the Research and Advocacy Analyst worked on many advocacy priorities to the best interest of UCalgary graduate students. Have a look below at the GSA’s advocacy work for May 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please email askgsa@ucalgary.ca. May 27, 2020 At the Federal Level: What we advocated on: …