Upcoming General Assembly: November 10, 2017

Upcoming General Assembly will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on November 10, 2017, in Hall Building H-435.

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Upcoming Council of Directors Meeting: October 30, 2017

The next Council of Directors meeting will be held from 5:00 to 8:30 PM on October 30, 2017, in John Molson Building Room 9A.

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All about… Fall Orientation 2017!

Hello Graduates,

GSA welcomes you to Concordia !!

Here are the list of events and activities lined up for this Fall Orientation 2017.  Come.. Have some fun before you hit the books in this semester.

 

GSA Info Session – Coffee & Snacks
Join the GSA for free coffee and snacks while you connect and mingle with other students. We will also be there to talk to you and answer your questions
Date: Tuesday, 5th September
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Venue: MB building
 
Date: Wednesday, 6th September
Time: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Venue: EV – S2.200 (kiosk next to gym)
Date: Thursday, 7th September
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Venue: GSA house porch – Mackay Street
Date: Friday, 8th September
Time: 11:00 – 1:00 PM
Venue: Loyola SP building
NB: Events are Sustainable and Accessible.

 

GSA Open House
Hello Grad students, Join us for anopen house session at your GSA house (2030 Mackay)
This is your opportunity to meet our team, connect with fellow students and learn more about the various GSA services we provide.
 
Date: Friday, 8th September
Time: 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Venue: GSA House (2030 Mackay)

 

One Day Trip to Mont Tremblant
This is a one day trip to Mont Tremblant is in collaboration with Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Association (ECSGA)
 
Date: Sunday, 10th September
Time: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Mont Tremblant
 
**More Details to Follow**

 

Scavenger Hunt
Are you new to Montreal? Want to discover the city? Meet fellow new students? Want to do some fun challenges? Make New friends ?? Share lots of memories?
This is your chance, Join the GSA for an exciting scavenger hunt
 
Date: Tuesday, 12th September
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: GSA House (2030 Mackay)

 

BBQ at Hall Building Terrace
Join the GSA for a fun outdoor BBQ event where we will provide burgers and drinks and also allow you to connect and mingle with other students. We will be there to talk to you about GSA and other on-campus services
 
Date: Thursday, 14th September
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Hall Terrace

 

Movie Night
Come connect and mingle with other students at the GSA House (2030) for a fun night of movies.
Be there early, so you can find a nice comfortable spot at our lounge
 
Date: Friday, 15th September
Time: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Venue: GSA House (2030 Mackay)

 

Student Parent BBQ
Bring your kids to the Grey Nuns garden to meet other students with children and enjoy a barbecue and activities.
 
Date: Saturday, 16th September
Time: 7:00 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Grey Nun’s Garden

 

Multicultural Event
We at GSA think multi cultural awareness is essential to foster collaboration, encourage communication and enhance deep engagement.
Date: Tuesday, 19th September
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Venue: CSU Lounge – 7th Floor
 
We are looking for participants who are willing to display their culture/tradition in anyway possible (singing, dancing, playing instruments, wearing traditional wear etc)
Enthusiastic candidates willing to participate please send an email to mobilization@gsaconcordia.ca describing your idea of performance.

 

BBQ at Loyola Campus
Come to Loyola Campus and meet other students as we enjoy barbecue and other fun activities.
We will be there to talk to you about GSA and other on-campus services
 
Date: Thursday, 21st September
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Loyola Campus

 

Club Night
GSA brings you an amazing Club Party to celebrate the successful 2017 Fall orientation. Join us to have a drink, dance and migle with fellow gradaute students
 
**More Details to Come**

 

GSA Bowling & Pool Night
Come enjoy and have a good time bowling and playing pool with your fellow students at a unique and exciting indoor venue for interacting with fellow graduates.
**More Details to Follow**

 

A stand-up comedy show – Rape is Real and Everywhere
**More Details to Follow**
Get ready folks !

Conference Funding Available at ConU

Aside from the GSA’s Conference Funding Subsidy program, there are a host of other sources for conference funding for Concordia University students. Take a look at the list below to see if you might be able to get funding from another source.

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]1. ECSGA (Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Association)[/dfd_heading]

Amount: $100-$500

Eligibility: Graduate Students registered in Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia

Application Procedure: Applications submitted AFTER attending conference which must be held within last 3 months from the date of application. Applications are processed once per semester.

More Information Here: http://concordiaecsga.ca/services/

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]2. ENCS (Engineering and Computer Science): Conference Travel Support[/dfd_heading]

Amount: Maximum $500 per fiscal year

Eligibility:  GSSP Eligible PhD students in their 2nd and 3rd year.

Application Procedure: Must apply PRIOR to attending the conference.

More Information Here: http://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/cspace/docs/encs/ENCS%20Application%20for%20Conference%20Travel%20Support2%20Suggestion.pdf

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]3. JMSB (John Molson School of Business)[/dfd_heading]

Amount: $1,200 per fiscal year (May 1 – April 30)

Eligibility: Students enrolled in the Ph.D. Admin. Program

Application Procedure: Students must apply for this a minimum of one month prior to the date of conference travel. A competed expense report is to be submitted to the office no later than 10 days after the conference is over.

More Information Here: https://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/jmsb/docs/programs/phd/jmsb_phd_conference_travel.pdf

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]4. MSc Conference Travel Funding: Grants to Faculty to Assist MSc Administration Students with Conference Travel[/dfd_heading]

Amount: Maximum $1000 per student

Eligibility: Student must be registered in MSc. Admin. Program. Students supervised by Faculty Research Committee members may apply. Supervisor must be a full-time faculty member including decanal team member, and must be on the university payroll during the entire grant period.

Application Procedure: No deadline. Application must be received a minimum of two (2) months prior to the date of travel.

More Information Here: https://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/jmsb/docs/research/grants_to_faculty_to_assist_msc_students_conference_travel-2011%20(1).pdf

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]5. School of Graduate Studies[/dfd_heading]

Amount: $250 – $1000

Eligibility: All registered graduate students. Must be registered at time of presentation. Post docs- one application annually for 2 consecutive years; PhD – one application per term within first 5 years; MA – one application within first 2 years of program

Application Procedure: Apply online PRIOR to conference presentation. No deadline.

More Information Here: http://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/concordia/offices/sgs/docs/funding/applications/Conference_and_Exposition_Award_Application.pdf

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]6. Canadian Cancer Society: Travel Awards[/dfd_heading]

Amount: Maximum $2000

Eligibility: registered student in a PhD or MD/PhD program; Post-doctoral fellow (within 5 years of attaining their PhD); medical resident/clinical fellow (within 5 years of attaining their MD). Candidates must be attending a conference for the purpose of presenting data (paper or poster presentation) from a cancer-related project on a first-author or presenter basis.

Application Procedure:  Applications will be accepted for conference dates within 6 months of the competition deadline date. Applications will not be accepted for conferences that have already taken place. There are three competitions per year. It is anticipated that up to 10 Travel Awards will be awarded in each competition (30 awards per year). Deadlines are January 15th, May 15th, September 15th.

More Information Here: http://www.cancer.ca/en/research/grants-and-awards/current-funding-opportunities/travel-awards/

[dfd_heading style=”style_01″ title_font_options=”tag:h5″ subtitle_font_options=”tag:h3″]7. Faculty of Arts and Science: Student Conference Travel Support[/dfd_heading]

Amount: Maximum $500

Eligibility: Must be registered graduate student presenting a poster or paper within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University. Students registered in a master’s program may receive one grant during the first two years of their MA/MSc/MTM studies (six terms beginning with the first term of admission).

PhD students may receive one grant per year for a maximum of three grants during the first four years of their doctoral studies (three during twelve terms beginning with the first term of admission).

Application Procedures: Application must be received PRIOR to attending the conference. Submit your expense report and original receipts, including original boarding passes and a copy of the conference program, to the Faculty of Arts and Science Administrative Services Office (L-AD-506) within thirty days of return from the conference.

More Information Here: https://www.concordia.ca/content/dam/artsci/docs/stud_conf_travel_app.pdf

Upcoming Council of Directors Meeting: April 20, 2017

The next Council of Directors meeting will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on April 20, 2017, in MB-2.130 (second floor, room 130).

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GSA General Assembly: April 7, 2017

The next General Assembly of the Graduate Students Association has been called. The GA will be held on Friday, April 07, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:30 PM. The registration starts from 3:00 PM and the meeting will commence from 3:30 PM. Come to room H-415 (Hall Building) to voice your thoughts!

There will be a by-election for the three vacant positions of ENCS Directors. Come cast your valuable vote at the GA.

Proposed Agenda

Adopted by the GSA Council on March 9, 2017.
0. Plenary to explain/ask questions about agenda items
1. GA Business
1.1 Call to Order
1.2 Appointment of chair and Secretary (chair’s report on procedure)
1.3 Approval of the Agenda
1.4 Election for three vacant ENCS Directors Positions
2. Business Arising
2.1 President’s Report
2.2 Financial Statement Update
2.3 By-Law Changes
3. New Business
3.1. International Tuition hikes status update
3.2. GSA Fee Levy discussion
4. Other Business
5. Adjournment

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The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the GSA.  The GA‘s decisions form the basis of the campaigns, services, and support the GSA offers to graduate student members. It is your right to attend the GA and contribute to these decisions.

Free food! Free democracy!

Come attend the GA, let your Concordia Graduate student friends know about it, learn about your rights, and make you voice heard.

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There are three vacancies on the GSA Council of Directors for ENCS (Engineering and Computer Science) representatives. Submit your nomination form to be a candidate for one of the positions, which will be elected at the General Assembly on April 7, 2017.

The nominations forms are to be submitted to the Chief Returning Officer as hard copy format and they must be signed by a minimum of 10 (ten) GSA members in good standing.

The deadline for the nomination submission will be announced on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The nomination form is available here:
ENCS Director – Nomination Form Winter 2017

Nomination requirements as outlined in General By-Laws: 
* Nominations for each Director candidature shall be signed by a minimum of 10 (ten) GSA members in good standing.
* All other candidates for Council shall be elected by GSA members from their respective faculty.

For any questions or concerns, feel free to email the CRO at gsaelections2017@gmail.com.

Upcoming Council of Directors Meeting: March 23, 2017

The next Council of Directors meeting will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on March 23, 2017, in room H-621.

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Upcoming Council of Directors Meeting: March 9, 2017

The next Council of Directors meeting will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on March 9, 2017, in room H-762.

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Here are the supporting documents that will be discussed in the meeting:

AVEQ Presentation

GA Package

Invoice (March 17)

People’s Potato Fee Levy

Request for Budget

TEDxConcordia

GSA General Assembly: February 17, 2017

The next General Assembly of the Graduate Students Association has been called. The GA will take place on Friday, February 17, 2017, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM in Room MB-2.210, the John Molson building.

Proposed Agenda

Adopted by the GSA Council on February 10, 2017.
0. Plenary to explain/ask questions about agenda items
1. GA Business
1.1 Call to Order
1.2 Appointment of chair and Secretary (chair’s report on procedure)
1.3 Approval of the Agenda
1.4 Election for three vacant ENCS Directors Positions
2. Business Arising
2.1 President’s Report
2.2 Financial Statement Update
2.3 By-Law Changes
3. New Business
3.1. International Tuition hikes status update
3.2. GSA Fee Levy discussion
4. Other Business
5. Adjournment

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There will be a by-election for the three vacant positions of ENCS Directors, so don’t forget to come and cast your valuable vote in the GA.

The General Assembly is the highest decision making body of the GSA.
These decisions form the basis of the campaigns, services and support the GSA offers to graduate student members. So it is necessary for you to attend the GA.

So come attend the GA let your Concordia Graduate student friends know about it and get to know about your right and make you voice heard.

There will be lots of food and drinks available.

The location is accessible. 

Upcoming Council of Directors Meeting: January 26, 2017

The next Council of Directors meeting will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on January 26, 2017, in room H-769.

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Here are the supporting documents that will be discussed in the meeting:

GSA Club Constitution Template

GSA Draft Club Policy

GSA Half Yearly Report