Winter Orientation 2018!

Hello Graduates,

GSA welcomes you to Concordia !!

Happy New Year everyone
Best wishes to start your new year
Below are the events to start your semester with a blast.

GSA Laser Quest
Date: Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Laser Quest, 1226 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1P1

Free event – Refundable Security Deposit

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GSA Movie Night – Insidious The last key
Date: Thursday, Jan 18th, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Theatre Montréal, 977 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 4W3

Free event – Refundable Security Deposit

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GSA Movie Night – The Commuter
Date: Thursday, Jan 18th, 2018
Time: 7:55 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Theatre Montréal, 977 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 4W3

Free event – Refundable Security Deposit

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GSA Winter Trip – Super Glissades
Activities:
Snow tubing
Snow rafting
Cross country skiing
Ice skating
Horse sleigh

Rentals: For students interested in skiing, equipment rental for skiing available on site and to be paid by individual student (Not included in trip cost)
Lunch: Cafeteria available on site and to be paid by individual student ( Not included in trip cost). You can bring own lunch

Date: Saturday, Jan 20th, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Venue: Super Slides Saint-Jean-de-Matha, 2650 Route Louis-Cyr, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC H0K 2S0

Bus details
Start place: In front of Hall Building, Concordia University
Start time: 8:00 AM sharp (bus will leave by 8:15 AM)
Venue will be reached by 10:00 AM
Departure time: 5:00 PM

More details here: https://www.snowtubing.ca/

Paid event – Non Refundable

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GSA Ice Skating – Atrium Le 1000
Skate rentals are included.

Date: Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 4W5

Free event – Refundable Security Deposit

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Except “GSA Winter trip”, all events are free events. Security deposit of 10$ is collected for all the free events and will be refunded once you attend the event.
All the events registration starts in two tiers

Tier 1 : Friday, 5:00 PM Jan 12th, 2018
Tier 2 : Saturday, 10:00 AM Jan 13th, 2018

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GSA Opening Reception: Stack Effect 9
Date: Monday, Jan 15th – Friday, Jan 19th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: EV atrium, Concordia University

More details here

Free event – No registration

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GSA Clubbing Event – Karina club
Date: Thursday, Jan 25th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: 1455 Crescent St, Montreal, QC H3G 2B2

Free event – No registration

Note: All the activities are only for current graduate students

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 !

Grad Student Orientation Winter 2017

Get ready for the GSA’s Graduate Student Orientation for Winter 2017!

Here’s a look at the schedule. More information about each of these events can be found below.

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Where: John Molson Building MB-10.121

Cost:
Free

Information and registration:
http://www.concordia.ca/students/success/new/graduate.html

Accessible

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Where: Vanier Library Atrium

Cost:
Free

Accessible


Sustainable

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Where: Hive Cafe (2nd floor Hall Building)

Cost: Free

Accessible

Sustainable

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Where: Scotiabank Theater (977 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest)

Cost: $5 student / $5 guest (each student limited to one guest)

Details: There are a limited number of tickets available for each movie. The movies will be announced on Monday, January 16.

To buy a ticket: Bring cash for the ticket(s) to the GSA Office (2030 Mackay) between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Monday, January 16. We will sell tickets until they are all sold out. If there are any tickets still available by Tuesday, you can buy them from the GSA Office in the morning before the show. First come, first served!

Accessible

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Where: GSA House (2030 Mackay)

Cost: Free

Not accessible

Sustainable

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Where: Laser Quest (1226 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest)

Cost: $10 for students / $15 for guests (each student limited to one guest)

Details: Tickets get you unlimited games and unlimited time to play the games, as well as free snacks. The capacity for this event is limited to 100 people.

To buy a ticket: Since there is a limited capacity for this event, you can reserve your spot by filling out this form (CLICK HERE) (reservation open from January 10 to 13) and then you must pay for your ticket at the GSA Office (2030 Mackay) between 9:00 and 5:00 on Friday, January 13. We only accept cash payments. If you reserve a spot, but do not pay for your spot on January 13, you will forfeit your spotOn January 16, 17, and 18, any remaining spots will be sold on a first come, first serve basis at the GSA Office.

Not accessible

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Where: Reggie’s Bar (2nd floor Hall Building)

Cost: Free attendance + one free drink for the first 250 attendees

Accessible

Sustainable

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Where: CSU lounge 7th floor hall building Concordia

Cost: Free

About: Winter can be boring with cold dark, gloomy days and endless white snow transforming all specks of colours, barren and uninspiring. We have come up with a remedy precisely for that! Come and brighten up your dreary afternoon with vibrant colours, cool music, sampling ethnic foods, and submerge yourself in the multicultural atmosphere. There will be around 15 teams (minimum of three participants in each) representing different ethnicities, cultures and nationalities exhibiting their cultural artifacts (food, clothing, souvenirs, music). The event is strictly for exhibitory purposes and not for selling any items/goods. There will be a panel of judges to determine the winning team/s. Teams with valid receipts can be reimbursed with up to 60$ for all their expenses. First come and first serve for all participating teams and their members. Form your groups fast and register for the event!

To register a team: Click here to go to the registration form

Accessible

Sustainable

It’s That Time… Fall Orientation 2016!

The GSA Welcomes You to Concordia

We’ve got loads of events lined up! Come have some fun before you need to hit the books this semester.

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Free Breakfast at the GSA House

Breakfast is on us! Join the GSA for breakfast and assorted treats.

This is FREE for all Concordia graduate students.

When & Where:
6th September Tuesday, 9 AM-11 AM – GSA House & MB Lobby
7th September Wednesday, 9 AM-11 AM – Loyola SP Building
9th September Friday, 9 AM-11 AM – GSA House & Hall Lobby
12th September Monday, 9 AM-11 AM – GSA House

Information Sessions for Other Organizations

Representatives from different organizations & student associations will be facilitating a session to provide information about their respective organizations and the role they play in helping students. Come to this useful information session to get informed.

All graduate students are welcome to attend!

Light snacks will be provided

When & Where:
6th September Tuesday, 2PM-5PM – GSA House
13th September Tuesday, 2PM-5PM – GSA House

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iBPwvAknUj9L0NJR2

GSA Movie Night

Join GSA for an exciting night of movies on Tuesday, September 6th.

There are limited tickets available at $5 each. Only one ticket for one movie is allowed per person.

The mandatory reservation is available using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/1WyJk31ZyTLF9SFq2

You can select which movie you would like to see from the following list:
Suicide Squad (Ultra AVX 3D)
Ghost Busters (IMAX 3D)
Independence Day Resurgence (IMAX 3D)
Start Trek Beyond (IMAX 3D)
Mechanic Resurrection (Regular)
Ben Hur (Regular 3D)
Star Trek Beyond (Regular 3D)
Jason Bourne (Regular)
Sausage Party (Regular)

Tickets must be reserved online before payment can be made at the GSA house (2030 Mackay Street).

Ticket Collection Dates:
Friday 2nd September : 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 4th September : 3 PM – 6 PM

You must bring exact change to pick up your ticket.

Dental & Health Care Plan – Info Session

Don’t have a dental plan? Want to upgrade your health plan?

The GSA brings you affordable dental/health plans. Come visit us to learn more.

This is OPEN for all Concordia graduate students.

When: 7th September 12 PM till 3 PM
Where: GSA House (2030 Mackay)
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/9WjzJ66ewq6ttoc53

Time Management Workshop

Learn how to develop an action plan, focus on the important issues, prioritize tasks, and maintain the discipline needed to accomplish your goals.

You will get a certificate for participation.

This workshop is FREE for all Concordia graduate students, but you must register in advance.

When: Friday 9th September 2016 from 2 PM till 5 PM
Where: GSA House
Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/zyygowCBop4w5N522

Mont Tremblant One Day Trip with ECSGA

Come on a one-day trip to Mont-Tremblant with the GSA and the ECSGA!

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/SxXEjDYsC6Fe9Ix02

When: Sunday, September 11
Meeting time: 8:00 AM
Meeting place: Hall Building
Return time: Leaving Mont Tremblant at 6:00 PM

Tickets prices:
$20 for students
$15 for kids
$25 for guests

Each student is allowed to buy one guest ticket. Since spots are limtied, preference will be given to students who are new to Concordia.

GSA Bowling & Pool

Come out for some bowling and pool with your new friends. A unique and exciting indoor venue for interacting with fellow graduate students.

Registration is required as limited tickets are available.

Tickets will cost only $6 for Concordia grad students and $8 for guests.

When: 12th September, 4PM – 7 PM
Where: Montreal Forum Sports Bar & Game Center
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Enavlr2uhge1zyM62

To pick up tickets:
Where: GSA House (2030 Rue Mackay)
When: 10th September, 9 AM – 5 PM

JMSB Suit Up Dinner

Suit up and join us for this grand dinner party! This will be a great time for networking with faculty, alumni, current students, and incoming students.

When: 13th September Tuesday 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: MB 3.130 (Concordia MB Building)
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/mBnmpOqVd1TUe3kV2
Ticket Price: $5

To pick up tickets:
When: 9th September 2016, 9AM – 5PM
Where: GSA House (2030 Mackay)

Fine Arts Meet & Greet

Fine Arts Graduate & PhD students from all departments are welcome to attend this mixer to meet students from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Also meet your GSA Fine Arts Director who wants to hear from you!

When: Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 PM
Where: Reggie’s Bar (second floor of Hall Building)
Ticket Price: $5
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Vimc6JHHpTr7d5W82

Your $5 ticket will get you two drink tickets for beer, wine, or any high ball of your choice. Reggie’s will provide vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Come hang out!

To pick up tickets:
When: 14th Sepetember, 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: GSA House (2030 Rue Mackay)

Arts & Science Meet & Greet

Meet graduate students from different departments in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

When: 16th September Friday from 8.45 PM till 10.45 PM
Where: Reggie’s Bar (second floor of Hall Building)
Ticket Price: $5
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/lRNTujq6I6eMoWHA2

To pick up tickets:
When: 12th Sepetember, 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: GSA House (2030 Rue Mackay)

GSA Clubbing Night

The GSA invites you to an amazing launch for the semester: Club Party at XO Club Lounge. Let’s celebrate a successful Fall Orientation 2016!

When: Saturday, September 17th, 10 PM – 1 AM
Where: XO Club Lounge
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/FdwQTM7ABYQJTv8m1

Leave your books at home, turn off your laptop, and head on over to enjoy a FREE beverage or two with other GSA members at XO Club Lounge!

Ticket Information:
* Only Concordia graduate students can buy tickets
* Each graduate student can purchase one guest ticket when they buy their own

Ticket Prices:
* Student: $8
* Guest: $12

To pick up tickets:
When: 15th Sepetember, 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: GSA House (2030 Rue Mackay)

Get ready to groove!