Grace Kerr, right, a junior studying exercise science, leads a Zumba dance class Wednesday in the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center offers three different varieties of Zumba classes, hosting at least one class a night. — Isaac Smith | Daily Egyptian

July 19, August 23  | 6 – 7PM | Crownest Hall’s multi-purpose room | FREE

Exercise for free this spring with the GSA with upbeat and fun music. Zumba is a great activity to de-stress, exercise, and spend time with your friends and families. Minors are welcome. This session will continue throughout the spring and summer semesters.

Please stay tuned for future announcements.

Reserve your spot HERE!

GSA Paint Party May 25, 2017

July 20, August 24 | 2:30 – 5:00PM | Last Defence Lounge | $10/ticket

Paint Party is back for the spring semester! Harness your inner Monet. 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

GSA End of Summer Canoeing Trip
August 27 | 4 – 7PM | Bowness Lagoon | $10/ticket

Learn the basics of Canoeing with this course at Bowness Lagoon. The course will begin with a quick look at the canoes and gear. After that, you will get on the water and learn how to get in and out of a canoe, safety and paddling strokes. We will be playing games and touring around the lagoon for the rest of the time! Round-trip transportation will be provided from the UCalgary Campus.

Purchase your tickets HERE


Mindfulness Series for Graduate Students
Tuesdays, July 4 – August 15 | 4:30 – 7 pm | Vitruvian Space

Join Dr. Allan Donsky, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Mount Royal University, for a series of Mindfulness sessions. Mindfulness is a secular attention allocation exercise that has shown to have multiple positive benefits with sustained practice.

Register your spot HERE

Community Engagement Committee – Upcoming Events

Research In The Pub
August 2 | 6:30-8 pm | Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub (140 10th Ave SW)

Fun talks, free food! Come and check out some awesome graduate student research happening at the U of C.

Register HERE



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.


Sept. 3 |10 am – 2 pm | Downtown Calgary | FREE

The GSA and Faculty of Graduate Studies are marching in pride with the Calgary Pride Parade and the University of Calgary this year to support the graduate students’ LGTBQ+ community. Make some noise and enjoy the music with us on this special day when we celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of each individual in our community. When you sign up to participate you will receive a special Pride t-shirt from the GSA.

This event is hosted by the Graduate Students’ Association’s Gay Straight Alliance committee or [GSA]2. [GSA]2 is a networking platform for LGBTQ graduate students and their straight allies.

Please register HERE.