DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon)
The GSA is continuously searching for graduate students to serve on over 170+ GSA and university committees. While we send out Nominating Committee bulletins with deadlines for vacancies, you are welcome to submit your name any time (with a brief bio and resume) and we will keep it on file in our Bank of Names.
Mark your calendars for August 29!
This year's Graduate Students' Association Fall Orientation will be held on August 29, 2014 in the Telus Centre (on the corner of 87 avenue and 111 street), from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
It will feature welcoming remarks from GSA President Nathan Andrews, Board of Governors Chair Douglas Goss, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Dean Mazi Shirvani, and Acting Dean of Students Robin Everall, as well as an introduction to the GSA, its Directly-Elected Officers, and GSA services.
An information fair with service providers from across campus and light refreshments provided by Tim Hortons will then run from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The GSA Agenda/Handbook, a free agenda with information about offices and groups that provide services and support to graduate students, will be available for pick-up.
Students can also enter to win door prizes, including an iPad, generously donated by the Alumni Association.
Sent on behalf of Simarjit S. Bal (Monty), VP Labour Graduate Students’ Association
This communication is to inform you of the completion of the current round of collective bargaining on behalf of University of Alberta graduate students, between the Graduate Students’ Association and the Administration. The GSA Council recently approved the Collective Agreement Governing the Academic Employment of Graduate Students. The Collective Agreement is a legally binding contract between the Graduate Students’ Association and the Board of Governors, offering protection for academically employed graduate students and regulating the terms and conditions of their employment.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS: THURSDAY AUGUST 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM (Noon)
The GSA Nominating Committee (NoC) invites nominations from graduate students to serve on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Council. Getting involved with bodies such as FGSR Council ensures governance processes are kept consultative, representative, transparent, and connected to the larger graduate student community.
A University of Toronto researcher held in Tajikistan for more than a month on suspicion of treason has been released.
Alexander Sodiqov, a doctoral student in political science and a Tajik national, was detained by security forces in that country on June 16 while conducting an interview for a research project on power and conflict in Central Asia.
On Tuesday, Sodiqov was released from custody, but still cannot leave the country, according to Edward Schatz, Sodiqov’s PhD supervisor.
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