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 Governance & Services Coordinator at

Events: You are encouraged to review the current University of Calgary guidelines and processes for hosting in-person events HERE

GSG Important documents

Important Deadlines

  • October 15, 2021

    Change of Information & Event Grant Intake 1

  • April 15, 2022

    Event Grant Intake 2

  • April 30, 2022

    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

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 (equipment rental, support) or (event grants). Fill out the Event Submission Form to formally request GSA support for an event.

Your GSG can book classrooms/tables/green spaces directly through the UCalgary Accommodations & Events (UCAE) website!

You are encouraged to host online (virtual) events at this time, however current University of Calgary guidelines and processes for hosting in-person events can be found HERE. Please review this thoroughly if you are planning in-person events on campus at this time.

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

  • Equipment rental
  • GSA promotional items
  • Booking of GSA-managed space (That Grad Space)
  • Event Grants
  • Event insurance information

List of Registered Graduate Student Groups


Academic Support
Amateur Radio Club
Bangladeshi Scholars’ Association
Cadence Training & Workflow group
Calgary Optics & Photonics Student Society (COPSS)
Charbonneau Trainee Assoc.
Chinese Graduate Students’ Association
Community Engagement
Engineering Education Students’ Society
External Advocacy
Finance Standing
Friday Afternoon Talk Series
Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Graduate Music Society
Graduate Pan-Psychology Partnership
HamAndishi Group
Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter (UCITE)
Iranian Graduate Student Association
Mental Health & Wellness
Newcomer & International Students
Obesity Canada – Student & Prof Calgary Chapter
Progressive Pakistan Students Association (PPSA)
Student Experience and Events
U of C Nanotechnology Group
Urban Research Network (TURN)