The GSA was very saddened to hear of the tragic news of the loss of five young lives in Calgary earlier today. On behalf of the graduate student community at the University of Alberta we extend support and condolences to the family and friends of the victims. We also offer our support to all students, staff, faculty, and community members at the University of Calgary who are affected by this event.
Anyone at the U of A needing assistance or counselling during this time is encouraged to contact the University Wellness Service’s Mental Health Centre. The Mental Health Centre can be reached at 780-492-5205.
GSA President, 2013-2014
DEADLINE: 25 April 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon)
The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students in the Faculty of Arts for the graduate student position on the Arts Faculty Academic & Grade Appeals Committee.
The Faculty of Arts Academic and Grade Appeals Committee is authorized to hear appeals related to both academic standing and formal grade appeals. Note that the graduate student representative is only required to participate in hearings related to graduate student appeals.
Deadline: TUESDAY APRIL 22, 2014 AT 3:00 PM
The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students to fill 14 at-large positions for service on the General Faculties Council, the University’s highest level of academic governance. The term of office for these positions begins May 1, 2014 and ends April 30, 2015.
According to GSA Bylaws (3 Council-Elected Officers, 3.2.1), “Nominations for Senator will open on April 1 of every year or on another date set by the GSA Nominating Committee in order to ensure that the position of Senator is continuously filled. The nomination period will normally be one month.”
Nominations are Now Open!
Nominations opened TUESDAY APRIL 1, 2014
The call for nominations for the position of GSA Senator will close Wednesday APRIL 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM.
The Graduate Students’ Association at the University of Alberta (GSA), after careful consideration of materials presented by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Athletics, and Recreation Services, and thorough consultation with graduate students at the University of Alberta, supports the proposed increase to the Athletics and Recreation Fee. Although many members of the graduate community have expressed opposition to the proposed increase to the Athletics and Recreation Fee, the GSA Board supports the increase because we believe that athletics and recreation are integral to a robust university community. As well, the GSA Board feels that the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation has shown a need for the increase through extensive consultation with students. We thank and commend the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, along with the Athletics and Recreation Fee Advisory Committee, for their transparent, extensive, and collegial consultation process on this issue.
A longer document outlining the GSA's consultation process and the results of that consultation can be found here: Graduate Student Feedback on proposed ARF Increase (GSA - 27 Feb 2014)