GSA Committees

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee provides oversight and advice to the President on the governance of the GSA, at the direction of the President, the Board, or GRC. This may include conducting an annual review of the GSA’s bylaws, reviewing and updating GSA policies, and conducting a DGA bylaw review.

Martine Dennie – 2019-2020 Committee Chair
Jacob Lamb – 2019-2020 Committee Vice Chair

External Advocacy Committee

The External Advocacy Committee provides support and advice to the Vice President External on the external advocacy pr of priorities of the GSA. This may include developing research, policies, and statements to be presented at municipal, provincial, and national level. This committee also acts as a support for the Vice President External on the advocacy groups in which the GSA is an active member or observer member. The chair of the committee is also an appointed director of ab-GPAC.

Alexander Cornelis Van Olm – 2019-2020 Committee Chair

Finance Standing Committee

The Finance Standing Committee (FSC) reviews the financial records and investments of the Association on a regular basis. FSC reviews the draft budget for the following financial year prior to GRC approval, and ensures that an annual audit of Association records is performed.

Emily Macphail – 2019-2020 Committee Chair
Mina Iskander – 2019-2020 Committee Vice Chair

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee adjudicates award applications and recommends the recipient of the GSA’s awards, grants, and bursaries. This includes implementing a transparent process of developing the awards program, selection criteria, and evaluation procedures. The Awards committee has approximately 50 members.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING MEMBERS: Apply to be a member of this committee! Details HERE
Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

Michelle Elizabeth Love – 2019-2020 Committee Chair
Haydee Mesa Galloso – 2019-2020 Committee Vice Chair

Academic Support Committee

The Academic Support Committee facilitates graduate student academic development opportunities and professional advancement. This is implemented through the organization of academic workshops, as well as the Peer Beyond Graduate Research Symposium.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING MEMBERS: Apply to be a member of this committee! Details HERE
Deadline to apply: July 31, 2019

Leanne Dawson – 2019-2020 Committee Chair
Kelsey Pennanen – 2019-2020 Committee Vice Chair

Student Experience and Events Committee

The Student Experience and Events Committee (SEEC) enhances the life and graduate school experience of all members at large of the GSA of the University of Calgary through events, programming, and other initiatives. This committee also acts as a consultative body for the VP Student Life.

Dinu Attalage – 2019-2020 Committee Chair
Anthonia Anowai – 2019-2020 Committee Vice Chair

Subcommittees of the SEEC Committee:
Mental Health and Wellness Subcommittee
Newcomer and International Students Subcommittee
Gender and Sexuality Alliance Subcommittee
Community Engagement Subcommittee
Events Subcommittee
  • Chair: Nasia Sheikh; Vice Chair: Ali Mohammadi

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee functions to create a sustainable workplace and learning space for graduate students in order to enhance the overall graduate experience. The Sustainability Committee works to bring forth issues as well as opportunities related to sustainability, in order to integrate sustainable efforts at the University of Calgary. The Sustainability Committee partners with the Sustainability department, GRC, and University of Calgary partners to ensure its work is meaningful both for graduate students and within the larger realm of the University.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING MEMBERS: Apply to be a member of this committee! Details HERE
Deadline to apply: July 7, 2019

Claudia Ladisa – 2019-2020 Committee Chair
Evangeline Eldridge – 2019-2020  Committee  Vice Chair

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.

Brit Paris – 2019-2020 AVP Labour

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