Graduate Students' Association
Located in the historic North Power Plant, the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) is an association for all graduate students at the University of Alberta. Daily operations of the GSA are run by the five elected members of the GSA Executive, the GSA office staff, a few GSA officers, and a number of GSA committees. In addition, acts as the chief negotiator for all teaching assistants and research assistants employed at the University.
GSA's mission is to enrich the experience and general welfare of graduate students at the University of Alberta. GSA provides support and advocacy and addresses graduate student issues. One of its primary objectives is to promote the intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational activities of its members.
GSA endeavours to create an environment that acknowledges and applauds the contributions of graduate students to the University and to the greater community. It also encourages positive and friendly experiences for graduate students at the University of Alberta.
Policies are set by the GSA Council, a body composed of one representative from each department offering a graduate program and members of the GSA Executive. The GSA Council has monthly governance meetings. GSA also has a number of committees that help govern GSA and serve as an extension of the GSA Council. GSA Annual General Meeting is usually held in March.
GSA provides its members with a variety of services, such as:
- awards, grants, and scholarships
- photocopying and fax services
- health and dental coverage
- childcare subsidies
- Ombudsperson services
- TD Meloche Monnex Preferred Group Auto and Home Insurance
GSA is an external member of the Alberta Graduate Council (AGC) and the Graduate Students’ Association of Canada (GSAC).
|Presidents of the Graduate Students' Association|
|2007–2008||Julianna (Julie) Charchun|
|1981–1982||Patricia Whiteley/Niall Shanks|
|1979–1980||George McCourt/Myron Olekiw|