GradFest 4.0

April 12 | 5 – 9pm | Last Defence Lounge | $5/ticket

The end of the semester is around the corner! We think that calls for a celebration. GradFest is back on April 12 with a huge variety of food, activities, and prizes! 

Tickets are limited so purchase them now! 

Purchase your tickets HERE

Note: There is a limit of 2 tickets one person can buy.

Tickets will ONLY be available the day of the event if they do not pre-sell.

For more information, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca

April 9 | 9AM – 3PM | Jack Simpson Gym | FREE

Bring back memories of junior high gym class with the GSA Dodgeball Tournament!
The tournament will be held in the Jack Simpson Gym on April 9. Win big prizes for the top three teams valued at $150, $100 and $50! The team with the most creative uniforms will also receive a prize valued at $50.

There are only 10 team spots available. Deadline for sign up is April 2. Sign up your team of 6 – 7 people HERE

Detailed rules of the Dodgeball Tournament HERE

For more information, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca


April 11 | 5 – 7:30PM | Last Defence Lounge | $10/ticket

Harness your inner Monet at the LDL Paint Party. The class will be taught by a professional local artist, who will guide us through the reproduction of a selected piece of artwork. In this workshop you will be led through the painting process, from mixing colours, to using your creativity to make the piece unique.

Absolutely no painting experience required. All painting supplies are provided.

*Limited spots available.

Purchase your tickets HERE

For more information, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca


5 – 6:30PM | Mar 2, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, 2017

It can feel like you’re just “surviving” in graduate school… but what would it be like to “thrive”? Come chat and enjoy light refreshments in a supportive, confidential environment with other graduate students. We’ll be covering various themes such as stress management, self-care, motivation, goal setting, conflict management, managing the job search as well as other topics that are important to you!

Facilitator: Dr. Anna-Lisa Ciccocioppo, R. Psych, SU Wellness Centre

Register here to be a part of the group. Registration ends on Feb 16.

For more information, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Mindfulness Workshops
March  28, April 4 | 4:30 – 7PM 

Venustas (DC 12B) | FREE

This 6-session workshop on mindfulness is for graduate students only! Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to our internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment.

Mindfulness practice allows us to inhabit our lives more fully and is one way to increase feelings of well-being. Mindfulness can be as effective as medication and therapy in reducing stress, anxiety, symptoms of depression, and substance use disorders.

All experience levels are welcome! No previous experience with Mindfulness or Meditation is required.

Please register HERE

Municipal Election Forum 2017
March 30 | 4:00 – 5:30PM | ST 147

Meet some of the candidates running in the 2017 Calgary Municipal election at our forum on March 30. RSVP to jiayi.cao2@ucalgary.ca



5:30-7:30PM | The Last Defence Lounge

Join us at the Last Defence Lounge (LDL) every Monday at 5:30 pm starting January 16 to April 10 for lots of fun, discounted appetizers, great prizes (1st place: $80 LDL, 2nd place: $40 LDL coupon), and bragging rights!

Register your team (up to 4 players) for one night or the entire semester. Register here

For questions, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-5-17-47-pm5-6 PM | Every Wednesday

Until April 12
The Loft space (Located on the west side of MacEwan Student Centre in MSC 487, next to the Women’s Resource Centre)

A limited number of yoga mats are provided. First come, first serve.

Just drop in!

Questions, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca

trivianightFirst Friday of the month |
4:30-6:30 PM | Feasby Lounge, HRIC building, Foothills Medical Centre
Test your knowledge for lots of fun, free snacks and great prizes (1st place: $80 LDL coupon, 2nd place: $40 LDL Coupon), and bragging rights!

Register your team (up to 4 players) for one night or the entire semester.

To sign up your team for Foothills Trivia HERE

For questions, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca


GSA Wine Wednesday
March 1 | 6 – 8PM | Last Defence Lounge | $15/ticket

Want to learn more about wines and how to enjoy them? Join GSA Wine Wednesday and our wine expert will teach you about different types of wines, wine servings, pairings and answer your questions. Snack pairings will be provided by the GSA.

Please purchase your ticket HERE.
*Limited spots available. 
For more information, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca



Board Game Night
February & March 28 | Crowsnest Hall’s Multipurpose Room | 4:30-7:30PM | FREE
The GSA & Crowsnest Hall’s Board Game Nights will be held on the last Tuesday of Jan, Feb and March, with a large collection of games, FREE pizza, snacks and beverages.
Register HERE for the event.
For more information, please email events.gsa@ucalgary.ca


What is [GSA]2?

[GSA]2 is the Graduate Students’ Association Gay-Straight Alliance at the University of Calgary. The University, as a whole, operates on the values of respect for diversity and equity.

The mandate is to build an inclusive and welcoming campus community for everyone.

[GSA]2 sets up a safe environment where all graduate students can interact with each other in casual, social settings. Our events include on-campus networking dinners, off-campus mixers, board game nights, sports, and cultural activities. We welcome suggestions from you as [GSA]2 continues to develop and look forward to having you at our events.


March 29 | 5:30 – 7:30PM | Last Defence Lounge | FREE
Join us for fun, food, and friends at board game night! Complimentary appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks. Register by March 24, 5pm.
[GSA]2 is the Graduate Students’ Association Gay-Straight Alliance.
All graduate students at the University of Calgary are welcomed to participate!

Register HERE