GSA Elections

Labour Relations Committee Nominations Open!

Submission deadline for the nomination applications is 4:00 PM, October 8, 2018.
Online voting will occur on October 15 and 16, 2018.

The nominations are now open for available positions of the GSA Labour Relations Committee. The Labour Relations Committee is a Standing Committee of the GSA and is responsible for the administration of labour relations of the GSA and dues collected under Section 27 of the Labour Relations Code for the benefit of the Academically Employed Graduate Students (AEGSs) of the University of Calgary.

Available positions for election:

  • One (1) Committee Chair
  • Ten (10) Faculty Representatives for ten (10) Faculties of the University of Calgary with ten (10) or more contracts in the last academic year that includes: Faculty of Arts, Haskayne School of Business, Werklund School of Education, Schulich School of Engineer, Faculty of Environmental Design, Faculty of Kinesiology, Cumming School of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Social Work.

Please note: Only Academically Employed Graduate Students (AEGSs, as defined in GSA Bylaws) can nominate candidates or run for the available positions). More information about the Labour Relations Committee and the available positions can be found in the GSA Bylaws.

Nomination Form

Nominations for these positions are open from September 24 to October 8, 2018. Applications must be submitted to the GSA Main Office (ES 1030, Earth Sciences), or email to

Submission deadline for the nomination applications is 4:00 PM, October 8, 2018.
Online voting will occur on October 15 and 16, 2018.

For questions, please email the GSA President at


2018-2019 Executive Election

On February 20, 2018, the nomination period closed for the 2018 GSA General Election. Three out of the five GSA executive positions are contested and were decided on through a vote on March 12 and 13.

Due to a technical difficulty, the voting period was extended until 1:00pm on March 14.

697 students voted in the election – approximately 12% of the graduate student population.

Your 2018-2019 GSA Executive Board is:


Brit Paris

VP Academic

Elena Favaro

VP External

Marcela Coelho Lopes

VP Student Life

Mina Iskander

VP Finance & Services

Mohammad Mansouri

Learn more about the GSA current Executive Board HERE

Want to run for a GSA executive position?

A GSA executive position can be incredibly rewarding. Executives build invaluable professional experience and expand their network by leaps and bounds.

Follow these recommended steps before you take the leap and run for an executive position:

Talk to an executive member


Contact our President or VPs and schedule a meeting to talk about your interest in the role. Any of our executive would be happy to discuss their position, and what is involved in the job.

Attend a Graduate Representative Council (GRC) meeting


GRC meetings happen on the last Tuesday of every month from October to May and are open to all graduate students. These meetings are filled with information on what the GSA does and how the executive members serve our students.

Talk to your supervisor


This is very important. An executive position is a big commitment and your supervisor should know about your interest in running and how this may affect your schedule.

Volunteer with the GSA


Nothing will give you more insight into the GSA than volunteering with the organization. Whether it’s sitting on one of our many committees, or helping out with an event, we’d welcome your support!