GSA Elections

Vote now for the GSA Executives and the Labour Relations Committee Associate Vice President Labour/Chair!

Please check your UCalgary email for specific instructions on how to vote. 

Voting is active from 12:00 AM Monday, March 11 until 11:59 PM Tuesday, March 12 (MT)

Note: You can only vote for one candidate per position. If choosing to abstain from voting for a position, please select the “I choose not to vote for this position” option.

Thank you for voting in the 2019 GSA Election!

Election Updates

February 26, 2019

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) will be holding our Annual General Election on March 11 & 12, 2019.
On February 19, 2019, the nomination period closed for the 2019 GSA General Election.
Two of the five Executive positions has been acclaimed:

  • GSA President: Mohammad Mansouri
  • GSA Vice President External: Marcela Coelho Lopes

There are no candidates for the Vice President Academic.

Click on the candidates’ names to view their platforms!

The candidates for the other two  (2) contested positions are as follows:

Vice President Student Life
Vice President Finance and Services

* Ms. Atena Qaedi has been issued a warning by the Chief Returning Officer.

If you have been academically employed (ie., GAT, GANT, GAR) with UCalgary over the past 12 months, you can also vote for the following position:

Associate Vice President Labour/Chair

Watch the Election Forum on Feb. 26 here.

You will be able to vote starting at 12:00 am on Monday March 11 until 11:59 pm on Tuesday March 12, 2019. When voting opens, you will receive an email to your UCalgary email address with instructions on how to vote. Please consider taking part in this year’s general election!

Official Elections Announcement (February 4, 2019)

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) will be holding an election to fill vacancies in the following positions:

Executive Positions:

  • President
  • Vice President Academic
  • Vice President External
  • Vice President Student Life
  • Vice President Finance and Services

Labour Relations Committee positions:

  • Associate Vice President Labour (Labour Relations Committee Chair)
  • Ten (10) Labour Relations Committee Faculty Representatives
    • Faculty of Arts
    • Haskayne School of Business
    • Werklund School of Education
    • Schulich School of Engineering
    • Faculty of Environmental Design
    • Faculty of Kinesiology
    • Cumming School of Medicine
    • Faculty of Nursing
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Social Work

2019 Timeline:

Monday, Feb. 4 – Official Announcement of Election
Monday, Feb. 4 – Nominations Open (12:30 PM)
Tuesday, Feb.19 – Nominations Close (4:30 PM)
Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Nominees are Notified (before 12 PM)
Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Campaigning Begins (1 PM)
Thursday, Feb 21 – All Candidates Campaign Meeting and Workshop (11:30 am – 1 pm, GSA Boardroom)
Monday Feb. 25 – Nominee platforms sent to CRO (12 PM)
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Election Forum before GRC Meeting
Sunday, Mar. 10 – Campaigning Ends (Midnight)
Monday, Mar. 11 & Tuesday Mar. 12 – Voting days
Within 24 Hours of Polls Closing, Mar. 13 – Election announcements (in the Last Defence Lounge)

Questions? Please email


Nominate yourself: GSA Executives’ Election Nomination Form 2019

LRC Election Nomination Form 2019

Learn about the rules around Elections: Election Policy 2019

Learn about the roles of the Board Directors:
Board of Directors Job Descriptions 2019

Learn about the roles of the Labour Relations Committee positions:
Labour Relations Committee Position Descriptions

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.
Executive positions also receive a fellowship, contact an Executive or the CRO to learn more details!

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!