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 governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca.

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
OTHER AVAILABLE Funding

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 events.gsa@ucalgary.ca (equipment rental, support) or governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca (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


NAME OF GSG — Email

Academic Support — academic.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Advocates for Equitable Design Education (AEDEYYC) — aede@ucalgary.ca

Awards — awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Bangladeshi Scholars’ Association bsa@ucalgary.ca

Cadence Training & Workflow group — president.ctw@gmail.com

Calgary Optics & Photonics Student Society (COPSS) copss.ucalgary@gmail.com

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) Calgary calgary@cssdp.org

Charbonneau Trainee Assoc. — charb.trainee.assoc@ucalgary.ca

Chinese Graduate Students’ Association — ucalgarycsc@gmail.com

Community Engagement — engage.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Engineering Education Students’ Societye2s2@ucalgary.ca

Events — events.seec.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusionedi.gsa@ucalgary.ca

External Advocacy — ext.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Finance Standing — fsc.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Friday Afternoon Talk Seriesfats@ucalgary.ca

Gender & Sexuality Alliance — gsa2.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Graduate Music Societygrad.musicsociety@ucalgary.ca

Graduate Pan-Psychology Partnershipgradppp@ucalgary.ca

HamAndishi Group — hamandishisessions@gmail.com

Hermeneutic Hub — thehermeneutichub@gmail.com

Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter (UCITE)uofcite@gmail.com

Iranian Graduate Student Associationigsa_uofcalgary@gmail.com

Mental Health & Wellness — wellness.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Newcomer & International Students — nisc.gsa@ucalgary.ca

One Health Trainee Chapteronehealthgsg@gmail.com

Progressive Pakistan Students Association (PPSA) — No email at this time

Student Experience and Events — seec.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Sustainability — sustain.gsa@ucalgary.ca

UCalgary CIDEucalgarycide@gmail.com

U of C Nanotechnology Groupnanocalgary@gmail.com