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Apply to Become a Member of Our GSA Elections Committee!

Do you want to gain experience on how to run an election? Our Elections Committee is recruiting members to join the team. Consider signing up to be a part of it. The Elections Committee focuses on student engagement and outreach for the GSA Elections. It runs events and activities to increase candidate and voter turn-out as well as support the …

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Who are on your 2023-24 Senior Leadership Team?

The GSA has 9 committees, 4 subcommittees, and 2 working groups that work diligently to carry out initiatives and host events to improve the graduate student experience at the University of Calgary. The Chairs and Vice Chairs of these committees and subcommittees together with the Board of Directors, Chief Returning Officer, GRC Speaker, GRC Clerk, AVP Labour, and GSA Executive …

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Calgary Stampede 101: For First-Timers

Updated for 2023 Stampede YAHOO! Calgary Stampede is just right around the corner, starting this Friday, July 7 and running until next Sunday, July 16! The first Stampede was hosted in 1912; however, it might be the first for many of our graduate students at the UCalgary. Stampede can be overwhelming for first-timers, especially when another million or more people …

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Advocacy Win: Graduate Student Funding is a top initiative of the UCalgary’s 2023-2030 Strategic Plan 

The University of Calgary just released its 2023-2030 Ahead of Tomorrow Strategic Plan. The GSA would like to thank many graduate students that provided the GSA and UCalgary with their input to ensure that the UCalgary invests in graduate students and our research. Graduate students are the driver of UCalgary’s research and innovation; therefore, we deserve proper funding and support.  Unfortunately, …

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Represent Faculty of Arts graduate students on its council and committees

The GSA is looking to appoint graduate student representatives to the following Faculty of Arts Committee. This is an opportunity for you to represent graduate students on these council and committees, learn about how decisions are made at the faculty level, and add valued experience to your resume. Below are the list of the committees and the numbers of representatives …

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Be a part of the GSA Bylaw Revision Working Group

The GSA is recruiting 3 student volunteers for the Bylaws Revision Working Group! Working Group Description: Eligibility: Responsibilities: Deadline to apply: June 13, 2023 (11:59 pm) How to apply: Please send your CV and a 250-word Statement of Interest to the GSA Executive Coordinator at governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca Time commitment: Maximum 1 meeting every 2 weeks and 5 hours per month Timeline: …

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Spring and Summer Activities in and around Calgary

Curated by GSA Staff (May 23, 2023) Calgary Folk Fest The 44th Calgary Folk Fest is a 4-day event, from July 27-30 2023. Four-day, multi-staged, family-friendly cultural and musical extravaganza. 70 artists from around the world. Early bird tickets are on sale now until June 9. Kids 12 and under get in free! https://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/festival/tickets $20 Bus Ride from Calgary to …

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Call for volunteers: University Appeals Committee (UAC) and University Appeals Tribunal (UAT)

The University Student Appeals Office is recruiting graduate students to volunteer as members of the University Appeals Committee (UAC) and the University Appeals Tribunal (UAT). Student representatives are appointed by the GSA and should represent as many different disciplines as possible at the University. Role Description: As an UAC or UAT panel member, you will hear graduate student appeals relating to academic …

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Supportive and Knowledgeable are among the top ten characteristics of graduate students’ ideal supervision

The Supervision and Graduate Program Experience Survey shed light on graduate student experiences with supervision and their graduate program. Dr. Jacobsen and her research team are launching the 2nd Supervision and Graduate Program Experience Survey until May 17, 2023. Graduate students can fill out the survey here to help the team further understand the student-supervisor relationship at the University of Calgary. …

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The GSA honouring Award Recipients for the 2022-23 academic year 

Keira Gunn and Ariel Kim awarded the prestigious Leadership Awards at the GSA Awards Gala 2023 Challenging times produce exceptional leadership. The GSA is grateful to witness numerous graduate students and community members have taken on leadership roles to ensure that graduate students thrive with mental health, financial, and community support.  On April 26, the GSA hosted its annual Awards Gala to …