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

Updates to Handbook, events process, and more for fall 2019! See information below.

GSG Important documents

Important Deadlines

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    October 15, 2019

    Change of Information and Event Grant Intake 1

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    April 15, 2020

    Event Grant Intake 2

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    April 30, 2020

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

NEW! Your GSG can now book classrooms/tables/green spaces directly through the Classroom Event Management (CEM) website!

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

  • Equipment rental
  • GSA promotional items
  • LDL coupons
  • 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
Nurse Leaders Circle
Progressive Pakistan Students Association (PPSA)
Student Experience and Events
U of C Nanotechnology Group
Urban Research Network (TURN)