The GSA currently offers the following awards:
- GSA Sustainability Award
- Excellence Awards
- Emerging Leader Award
- Leadership Award
- Graduate Representative Council Initiative Award
- GSA Graduate Citizenship Award
- Overcoming Adversity Graduate Scholarship
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Graduate Representative Council Initiative Award
Intake Period: January 16 to 27, 2023
Intake Deadline: January 27, 2023 4:00 pm MT
This award was established by the Graduate Representative Council and funded by the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary (GSA) in recognition of students who have demonstrated initiative in improving the graduate student experience for graduate students at the University of Calgary. This award is not meant to fund an initiative, but rather recognize individuals who have created an initiative which benefits the graduate community at the University of Calgary.
Open to students registered in a graduate program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who are in good standing in their program. GSA Committee Chairs who completed an initiative under the purview of their role as a committee chair are not eligible.
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Every year, the GSA presents Excellence awards to support administration staff, supervisors, research assistants and teaching assistants who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to help and support graduate students.
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Excellence in Research - Graduate Student
Excellence in Research - Senior Researcher
Excellence in Teaching - Teaching Assistant
Excellence in Teaching - Senior Instructor
Excellence in Administrative Support - Senior Administrator
Excellence in Administrative Support - Support Staff
Excellence in Supervision
The GSA will be awarding one GSA Leadership Scholarship (valued at $5000) to a graduate student (registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in the university community.
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Intake Period: February 13 to 24, 2023
Intake Deadline: February 24, 2023 4:00 pm MT
This scholarship, valued at $2000 and awarded to one student, was established by the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) of the University of Calgary in recognition of newly-admitted students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership potential, and involvement in the University of Calgary community within the 18 months of their studies.
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Applications are available through the Sustainability Office’s website
Applications/nominations accepted by February 22, 2022
The Graduate Student Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional graduate students who are leading initiatives that make positive contributions towards the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world. These initiative(s) may be curricular or co‐curricular in nature, but must make a measurable impact on environmental, economic and/or social wellbeing.
This award is a joint initiative with the University of Calgary. The winner will be announced at the Sustainability Awards and recognized at the GSA Awards.
The $1,500 award value is funded by the GSA ($1,250) and the Sustainability Office ($250). The winner will receive a joint-award from the GSA and the Sustainability Office.
You can nominate individual or a group of graduate students. You can also nominate yourself.
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Note: This award is provided by the GSA as a replacement to the Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award.
The GSA Graduate Citizenship Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to their community.
Please note that all graduate students are eligible to apply regardless of citizenship status (citizens, permanent residents, students on a study permit etc.). Individual awards are granted in the amount of $2,000 and 20 such awards are available to the UCalgary graduate students.
The GSA Awards Committee will choose the 20 top applications. These applications will then be sent to the GSA Board of Directors for final approval.
Late (past 4:00 PM MT on the intake deadline), partial, or incomplete applications will NOT be be reviewed. Submit only when your application is COMPLETE. Please review the Terms of Reference document before applying for full requirements.
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The University of Calgary and the Graduate Students' Association are committed to removing barriers encountered by persons with disabilities and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment with a focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). This scholarship supports graduate students with disabilities. There will be two awards given out each year, one to a thesis-based student with a disability for $2,500 through the FGS's GAC and one to a course-based graduate student with a disability for $2,500 through the GSA Awards program.
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