The GSA negotiates for and offers its own services for graduate students at the University of Alberta. Information on our services can be found by choosing a link from the left-side list. Please Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns. 


Mental Health
Meeting Rooms

Need a room for quiet study or for a meeting of a registered student group? Follow the link below for information on booking a room in Triffo Hall or in the PAW Centre.

Student-Supervisor Relationship

The student-supervisor relationship is one of the most pivotal during your graduate degree. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the following:

Resources for Supervisors

A list of resources for supervisors, which contains several pieces that graduate students may find helpful, prepared by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR).

University Regulations

University regulations on supervision, as contained in the Calendar.

Supervisor's Role

Description of the supervisor's role and supervisory guidelines as outlined in the FGSR's Graduate Program Manual.

Graduate Students' Responsibilities

Description of the graduate students' responsibilities and some guidelines as outlined in the FGSR's Graduate Program Manual.


The GSA is actively involved in advocacy on supervision-related matters. While our hope is that all our members have productive, supportive, and respectful relationships with their supervisors, we recognize that this is not always the case. Because the relationship with your supervisor is of great importance, we encourage anyone experiencing an issue in this area to seek assistance by contacting us, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and/or Office of the Student Ombuds.

New to Edmonton

The City of Edmonton has useful information on living in Edmonton available on their website, including a guide for newcomers and more information for new residents.

Looking for somewhere to live? Check out Elev (endorsed by University of Alberta Students' Union). Other information about affordable housing can be found through the Government of Alberta.

Safety on Campus
The University of Alberta is a safe and fun place to be. The University of Alberta Safety and Security Committee (UASSC) has tips and information about where and when to call that can make you safer in the event of a crisis in our community. You can see these important tips here.