Quality Money Program

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) of the University of Calgary is committed to enhancing the student experience. Quality Money initiatives and grants are one way that the GSA returns to the student community. Emphasis is placed upon proposals which impact the majority of students, promote multidisciplinary interactions, and integrate sustainable initiatives.

Hosting an online conference, workshop series, or event due to in-person attendance restrictions? These projects may qualify as well. Please email governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca if you have questions.

Please review the following links for event requirements:

Quality Money Handbook & Forms


NOTE: Quality Money intakes are closed. Check back in summer 2021 for updates.  


  • First intake

    Deadline August 15, 2020 11:59 pm MT

  • Second intake

    Deadline October 15, 2020 11:59 pm MT

  • Third intake

    Deadline extended: January 18, 2021 11:59 pm MT

  • Fourth intake

    Final Deadline: March 19, 2021 12:00 pm MT (noon) : Rolling intake

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to apply for Quality Money


In March of 2018, Quality Money funded the upgrading of the Jenna Chang Children’s Resource Library in the Family Housing Library. This project provided books, toys, and movies for children of Graduate Students. Take a look at the video below to see the difference Quality Money projects can make for your campus.

Quality Money Funded Projects


Building Bridges Initiative (2nd Year)
GSA Sports Tournaments
Free Coffee Mornings
CEGS Social & Professional Development
Innovation for Health
PHAS Welcome Back BBQ
Transcultural Dialogues in World Cinema Workshop
Cultivation Compassion Training
Fresh & Fast Case Competition 2019
Analytical &Industrial Workshops, and Research Talks
Tapestries of Learning Symposium
Let’s Talk Science
StemCellTalks 8th Annual Symposium
9th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
2020 Graduate Student Research Symposium
Computational Linguistics Indutry Panel
SEDV Experiental Learning
November 2019 Stair Challenge
thinking ahead
Graduate computer science lounge renovation 
COPSS & UofC NanoGroup Colloquium Bi-weekly seminar series
Coding workshop for engineers
YYC Policy blog (phase 2)
Promoting graduate student wellness and diversity at Foothills campus
Sustainability hands-on workshop series
Free exchange interdisciplinary graduate conference
AnArky Talk Series
Students on sustainability
ANARKY Conference
GSA Awards Website
57th Annual Geography Department Conference
5th Annual PHAS Symposium
Cumming School of Medicine Symposium
Graduate Student Spanish Classes
School of Architecture, Planning, Landscape Year End Show
Confounding Expectations: Music in the Information Age
Alberta Graduate Mathematics & Statistics Conference (AGMSC)
2020 women in data science satellite conference
Central Student Funding Unit
CEGC Industry panel and technical seminars
Bow River graduate history conference
4th biological sciences graduate symposium
Racialized health journal club and speaker series
Community rehabilitation and disability studies community connector event
Slice of science
Neuro Nexus
Fourth Annual School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Research Conference
Leaders in Medicine professional development series
Institute of Transportation Engineers Student and Industry Mixer
Fostering Self-Leadership in Graduate Nursing Students
Graduate Forum 2020
GAASA Student offices & student lounge refurbishment
Communication retreat
Graduate student teaching squares
Winter warmth, give and take
Graduate Research Conference 2020
Chiniki Lecture in First Nations History


2018 – 2019

  • 2018 Active Living Series
  • Building Bridges Initiative
  • Critical Geographies Minicon Preconfence
  • Graduate Student Research Symposium
  • GSA Sustainer Badge
  • Aspiring Alliances in Indigenous Relationships and Research (AAIRR)
  • Online Financial Literary Training Phase 1
  • Rapid
  • Analytical Techniques Workshop
  • Graduate Leaders Circle Scholarship Drop-in Hours
  • Fresh and Fast Case Competition
  • Innovation for Health
  • Students on Sustainability
  • The Career Connection
  • Neurohistory Cartoons: Neuroscience Through the Ages
  • Mothers Support Group in Varsity Courts
  • YYC Policy Blog (Phase 1)
  • Workshop Fridays
  • A Higher Clause website
  • CEGS Social and professional development events
  • Networks Research Group Lab Enhancement
  • 3rd Annual Biological Sciences Graduate Symposium
  • SIAM University of Calgary Seminar Series
  • SAGE (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement) Ucalgary
  • 2019 Peer Beyond Graduate Research Symposium
  • The World is Your Lab
  • Physics & Astronomy (PHAS) Symposium
  • StemCellTalks 7th Annual Symposium
  • Confounding Expectations: Cultural Meaning in Sound
  • Career & Professional Days for Grad Students of Schulich Eng
  • SEDV Experiential Learning
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods Day
  • Chemistry Alumni Day
  • Decolonizing Day: An interdisciplinary symposium
  • Geomathon Competition – GeoDays
  • 2019 Free-Exchange Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
  • Bow River Graduate History Conference 2019
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers Student & Industry Mixer
  • 2019 Rising Leaders Forum
  • International Graduate Student Peer Support Program – Nomads
  • Professional Development Grant top up
  • GSA Bursary top up
  • Cumming School of Medicine Symposium
  • 56th Geography Department Conference
  • 2019 Women in Data Science Satellite Conference
  • Statistical Learning Group
  • 3rd annual Obesity Canada – Calgary Research Showcase
  • 8th Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
  • Neuro Nexus

2016 – 2017

2015 – 2016

2014 – 2015

2013 – 2014