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.

Quality Money Handbook & Forms


NOTE: Quality Money 2020-2021 first intake opens July 6, 2020


  • First intake

    Deadline August 15, 2020 11:59 pm MT

  • Second intake

    Deadline October 15, 2020 11:59 pm MT

  • Third intake

    Deadline January 15, 2021 11:59 pm MT

Click on Submit Application
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

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