Welcome to the Graduate Students' Association of the University of Alberta!

The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) is established under Alberta's Post-Secondary Learning Act as the representative body for graduate students at the University of Alberta.

The GSA is a student-led, not-for-profit corporation, with a mission to advocate for support for graduate students, negotiate a Collective Agreement for academically-employed graduate students, foster student engagement, and to support the academic achievements of its members.

All graduate students at the U of A are automatically members of the GSA, with the right to vote in elections (and run for office!), and serve on committees. Check out the links to the left to learn more about the GSA, the Directly-Elected Officers who represent graduate students, and all the ways to get involved.

If you have any questions, email gsa.frontdesk@ualberta.ca, or drop by and visit us in Triffo Hall!


News, Opportunities, and Announcements

  1. Spring Term and Summer Term Tuition Deductions

    We apologize for the confusion and lack of communication surrounding the change in Spring Term and Summer Term tuition deductions for students who have assistantships in those terms. Last summer the GSA received complaints that tuition deductions were being made before the tuition deadline (eg, tuition deductions were being made prior to the Summer Term fees payment deadline in the Academic Schedule). This was being done because Spring and Summer Terms were being treated as one term for tuition deduction purposes. In order to fix this, the GSA asked Human Resources to change the process and treat Spring Term and Summer Term separately, since they are separate terms and both require separate registrations and have separate tuition and fees payment deadlines. One of the unanticipated consequences was that the tuition deduction timing changed because of the compressed timeline of Spring (2 months) and Summer (2 months). You should have been notified of this change before it was implemented.

  2. Summer Studentcare Hours

    If you have questions about the GSA Health and Dental Plan, visit the on-campus Studentcare office for answers:

    • May 16 - August 31, 2016
    • Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 3 PM

  3. Northern Alberta Wildfire Crisis - Resources and How to Help

    The Graduate Students' Association has been closely monitoring the serious situation in northern Alberta and wants to ensure that all graduate students affected by this disaster are aware of information and resources available to them. 

    We know that all grad students have already received a kind email (with information and resources) from the Dean of FGSR, Heather Zwicker. In addition, please visit the University homepage: https://uofa.ualberta.ca/fort-mcmurray for up-to-date information. 

    Resources and How to Help:

  4. Enjoy Summer at the Faculty Club

    No Membership Fee - May 2 - August 31, 2016

    Bring a friend to enjoy drinks, buffet or the Jasper Lights menu ($5 to $15) – cash only

    Free coffee every morning Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM

    $5 (incl. GST) for draft pints, wine, and highballs from noon to close

    33% ($10) discount for the Jasper Room full dinner buffet (with a reservation)

    Please call the Faculty Club for all reservations at 492-4231

  5. GSA Services

    Are you aware of all the GSA services and resources we offer graduate students and the University services that we subsidize/advocate for?

  6. Pick up your Spring Summer U-Pass Sticker

    Pick up your Spring/Summer 2016 U-Pass sticker at these locations:

Upcoming GSA Events, Meetings,
and Elections

  1. June GSA Council Meeting

    June 20, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  2. July GSA Council Meeting

    July 18, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  3. August GSA Council Meeting

    August 22, 2016 Starting Time 6:00pm

  4. GSA Council Meeting

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