About the GSA

GSA Deputy Speaker

Opportunity to Serve: One (1) Graduate Students




Nominations are now open for each of the one position of Deputy Speaker.

Nominations must be submitted in writing (using the attached form) to gsa.nomcomm@ualberta.ca by Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019 at 12:00 PM (Noon).

Deputy Speaker Form

All nominations received will be circulated as submitted to the GSA Council.


Overview of Positions from GSA Bylaw and Policy*:


Deputy Speaker:

  •  Assists the Speaker as needed: the Speaker presides over all meetings of GSA Council, and is a non-voting member of the GSA Board (GSAB).

*(As per GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, GSA Officers, Section D.BYL.3.3 and GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Policy, GSA Officer Portfolios, Sections D.POL.10 and D.POL.12.) Please consult associated GSA Bylaw and Policy in full for the complete officer portfolios for these positions.



Deputy Speaker:

  • GSA Council meetings take place monthly on Mondays at 6:00 PM.
  • A pre-Council meeting takes place on the same day at 4:00 PM (attendance is only mandatory when Deputy Speaker is presiding over that month’s GSA Council meeting).
  • GSAB currently meets every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 PM (attendance for the Speaker is not mandatory, Deputy Speaker may be invited in cases where the Speaker is required to attend).


Election Process:
Elections for these two (2) positions will take place at the GSA Council meeting on Monday, 15 July 2019, and the nominees will be invited to deliver brief remarks at this meeting. If nominees are unable to attend and would like to address GSA Council, alternate arrangements can be made. The results of the GSA Council paper ballot vote will be communicated to all GSA Council Members. 


Click here for the full 2019-2020 GSA Council meeting schedule and additional information.

Click here and here for GSA Bylaw and Policy on GSA Council-Elected Officers.


All questions regarding these opportunities may be directed to gsa.nomcomm@ualberta.ca.