GSA March Council Meeting

If you made it to the AGM, thank you!

Unfortunately, we were shy of a few students and were unable to meet quorum; however, it was voted among the present current council members to move the AGM agenda to the council.

All the membership (you) are invited to our March council meeting taking place today, Thursday March 22nd 2018 at 6:00PM in our GSA Boardroom. You can find our boardroom opposite the entrance to The Phoenix. Enter through that door and walk up the stairs to enter.

We will be voting on items found in our agenda here from the AGM today. Click the link below to get access to our AGM documents.

Please come out if you are interested! The existing council will vote on the agenda items but you can let your voice be heard.

Meet the Candidates!

Elections for GSA will take place Sunday, March 18th at 10:00 am- Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m! Meet and greet the candidates today at The Phoenix Bar and Grill at 5PM! Hear about their platforms and how they are interested in representing you over the next academic year.

If you can’t make this event, you can find out more about the candidates’ platform here.

GSA AGM 2018

The GSA invites all members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Click here to view the agenda for the AGM. Additionally, please find minutes from 2017 AGM and other important documents attached below which will be discussed at the AGM:

Free pizza will be provided, and we need 39 members to meet the quorum!

GSA Nominations

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Nomination Form – Executive Committee, FRCs and Board of Directors positions
Nomination period begins February 6, 2018 at 10:00am and ends February 26, 2018 at 6:00pm. The Executive Committee and FRC nomination forms can be found here and Board of Directors nomination form can be found here.

To be eligible, candidates must submit this nomination form to the GSA office by Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:00pm. Candidates may submit a nomination form for only one of the listed positions. Completed forms can be emailed to the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) directly at or dropped in at our office.

For any questions about the elections, please contact the CRO, Kara Tsang by email at, or the GSA office at


GSA Frost Week 2018!

We have exciting activities planned for GSA Frost Week 2018!

Monday-Wednesday 2PM-4PM: $3 Chill
Monday and Tuesday at 7PM: Trivia 
Wednesday 9PM: Open Mic Night
Thursday 8:30AM-10:30AM: Pancakes served by your GSA Exec
Thursday 5PM: Craft Q&A hosted with Nickelbrook Brewery
Friday 8:30PM: Cultural Karaoke 



GSA Dental Plan Reimbursements

Students who have a TA-ship or an RA-ship this academic year are covered by the CUPE 3906 Dental Plan and are automatically opted out of the GSA Dental Plan. If you completed the opt-out process for the Dental and/or Health portions of the GSA Plan, your reimbursement will arrive by the method you selected (cheque or direct deposit)

  • Refunds via cheque will be mailed by Oct. 31, 2017. Please allow 7-14 business days for delivery.
  • Refunds via direct deposit should be received by Oct.31, 2017.

Any questions may be directed to the Member Services Centre, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5pm at 1-866-358-4434.

GSA Welcome Week Poster

GSA Welcome Week 2017

We have exciting activities planned for Welcome Week 2017! Join us for this week of activities and get to meet other graduate students at McMaster!

September 6th: Free LIVE entertainment at The Phoenix
September 7th: GSA and SGS FREE BBQ at The Phoenix
September 8th: Resource Fair at CIBC Hall
September 11th: PhD Bound but Then What? at CIBC Hall
September 13th: International graduate student fair at CIBC Hall

GSA Office Closure

Please be advised that the GSA office will be closed between July 31st and August 7th. The office will be re-opened on August 8th. Feel free to send us an email at during this time with your urgent matters.

HSR U-Pass/PRESTO Card Distribution

Starting August 19th, the Campus Store will begin distribution of the new HSR U-Pass/Presto cards. Attached are some FAQs giving more in depth information on the roll-out starting next week. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us at