Collective Agreement

If you have questions regarding the Collective Agreement, faculty, staff, and departments should contact and students should contact

The Collective Agreement is a document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of graduate assistants and their employers. The GSA negotiates with the University on behalf of UCalgary graduate students to make sure that the agreement is fair.

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About the Labour Relations Committee

The Labour Relations Committee (LRC), chaired by the GSA AVP Labour, exists to represent and support Academically Employed Graduate Students at the University of Calgary through education and advocacy. This includes but is not limited to collective agreement negotiations, the handling of disputes with employers, and advocating for a high standard of graduate student employment.

Keira Gunn – 2020-2021 AVP Labour

Frequently Asked Questions

The responses to the frequently asked questions below are paraphrased excerpts from the Collective Agreement. Please refer to the Collective Agreement for the specific language. Any questions? Email

Tips for Academically Employed Graduate Students

  • Are You Working Alone? Learn how to protect yourself HERE
  • Need help tracking your work hours? Clockify is a free tool that records your hours for whatever projects you are working on