Graduate Student Groups

The GSA is here to enhance the experience of all grad students, and one of the ways in which we do this is by encouraging engagement by facilitating Graduate Student Groups (GSGs) We encourage you to start your own group based on research, cultural, or special interests.

By registering your Graduate Student Group with the GSA, you are eligible to receive Start-up Grant and Event Grants. Please review the GSG handbook and policy. If you have any questions, please contact the VP Student Life at or the Governance Coordinator at

GSG Important documents

GSG Forms


Important Deadlines

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    October 15, 2018

    Change of Information and Event Grant Intake 1

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    April 15, 2019

    Event Grant Intake 2

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    April 30, 2019

    Annual Report

GSG Funding

Purpose: Initial funding for newly formed GSGs.
Amount: $300
Eligibility: One-time grant upon creation of a new GSG, provided that the application and all appropriate documentation have been received and approved.
Deadlines & Details: Must filled out the GSG Creation Form within 3 months of the GSG start-up date and no later than April 15 of each year.
► Apply HERE
Purpose: Annual continued funding for pre-existing GSGs.
Amount: $300
Eligibility: GSGs can apply for one $300 Operational Grant per year (April 1 – March 31) after their first year of operation.
Deadlines & Details: Must submit their annual report by April 15 each year. The online Change of Information form must be completed and submitted no later than October 15.
► Apply HERE
Must apply for this Grant using the Event Submission Form at least 2-3 weeks before the event.
Purpose: Offset cost of GSG events.
Amount: Receipt amount up to $150 per intake (total of $300 per year).
Eligibility: Eligible expenses include food, beverages (non-alcoholic beverages, wine, and/or beer only), advertising and other event-related costs. Beverages should not cover more than 25% of the total bill.
Deadlines: Receipts must be submitted to the GSA before October 15 (for events hosted between Apr. 1 and Sept. 30); April 15 (for events hosted between Oct. 1 to Mar. 31).
► Submit your event here Event Submission Form

Event Support

The GSA is pleased to provide DGAs, GSGs, and consortium with event support. Any questions or inquiries about an event that you would like to organize can be sent to Fill out the Event Submission Form to formally request GSA support for an event.

Available GSA support for an event that you can request with the Event Submission Form:

  • Third-party liability insurance
  • Equipment rental
  • GSA promotional items
  • LDL coupons
  • Waiver form
  • Booking of GSA-managed space (list available soon)
  • Booking of CEM Classroom/Green Space/Table Current Agreement NEW!
  • Event Grants

List of Registered Graduate Student Groups


Amateur Radio Club
Chinese Graduate Students’ Association
Bangladeshi Scholars’ Association
Calgary Optics & Photonics Student Society
Engineering Education Students’ Society
Friday Afternoon Talk Series
Graduate Music Society
Graduate Pan-Psychology Partnership
HamAndishi Group
Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter
Nurse Leaders Circle
Progressive Pakistan Students Association (PPSA)
U of C Nanotechnology Group
Urban Research Network (TURN)


David Garrett
Jialin Sun
Mallik Sezan Mahmud
Hamid Kaviani
Emily Marasco
Nikita Fernandes
Kevin Ngo
Jacqueline Beatch
Hadi Fariborzi
Asiri Senasinghe
Sylwia Ciezar Andersen
Umer Farooq
Marcelo Wu
Susann Lagore