GSA Announcements

  1. GSA Elections and Referenda Committee (ERC) - Nominations Now Open

    Deadline for first call for nominations is Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM (noon).

    The GSA Nominating Committee invites nominations from graduate students to serve on the GSA Elections and Referenda Committee (ERC). There are four (4) positions available.

    The ERC advises the CRO on all matters pertaining to GSA Elections, By-Elections and Referenda. The ERC meets at least one month prior to the opening of nominations for the GSA General Election to assist the CRO in the planning of election events, and reviews GSA Elections and Referenda Bylaws and Policies annually and makes any recommendations to GSA Council (GSA Policy, Standing Committees, 9.3).

    Click here for more information about the GSA Elections and Referenda Committee and how to apply for this opportunity.

    Questions about the GSA Elections and Referenda Committee can be directed to

  2. GSA Office Closure - December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015

    The GSA Office will be closed from Monday, December 22 to Friday, January 2. We will re-open Monday, January 5.

    Please note that the University will be closed Thursday, December 25 to Thursday, January 1 and will re-open Friday, January 2.

    If you require immediate assistance while the University is open, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research on the 2nd floor of Triffo Hall.

    If you need to drop off documents during the hours the building is open, please use our secure dropbox on the left corner of the front desk.

    We will resume our regular office hours and check messages on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

  3. 2015 GSA Awards - Nomination Period Now Open

    Nominations are now open for the 2015 GSA Awards and nomination information is available here. The deadline to receive complete nomination packages is 4:00 PM (MST) on January 14, 2015. Nominations received after this deadline and incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.

    More information on GSA Awards can be found in: A Guide to Applying for GSA Awards - Q&A, and additional information for all of the awards listed below can be found in GSA Policy "Awards and Adjudication Criteria".

  4. Winter 2015 U-Pass Distribution - Starts December 8, 2014

    Pick up your Winter U-Pass Sticker!

    Early pickup for the Winter 2015 U-Pass will begin on Monday, December 8 at the InfoLink location on the first floor of SUB.

    Click here for more information!

  5. Academic Employment of Graduate Students (AEGS) - Information Sheet

    The Office of the Provost, working with the GSA, has prepared an updated Information Sheet on the Collective Agreement (CA) between the GSA and the UofA Governing the Academic Employment of Graduate Students.

    This Information Sheet highlights many of the terms and conditions as well as your rights and benefits under the CA if you have been appointed as a Teaching or Research Assistant. It also outlines some information with respect to graduate student pay associated with holding an appointment as a TA or RA.

    We hope you find it useful. If you have any questions or concerns about the CA or your appointment as a TA or RA, please let me know.

    Monty Bal, GSA VP Labour

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Upcoming GSA Events, Elections & Meetings

  1. January GSA Council Meeting

    January 19, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  2. February GSA Council Meeting

    February 23, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  3. March GSA Council Meeting

    March 16, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

  4. April GSA Council Meeting

    April 20, 2015 Starting Time 6:00pm Mechanical Engineering - MEC 2-01

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