GSA 2018 Elections Update

During the 2018 GSA Election process, it was brought to the CRO’s attention that there were concerns from our members about using Google Forms as an election platform. The members’ concerns were considered and the CRO decided that the election would be redone via SimplyVoting for Friday March 23, 2018 at 10am until Sunday March 25, 2018 at 6pm.

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 gsacro@mcmaster.ca or dropped in at our office.

For any questions about the elections, please contact the CRO, Kara Tsang by email at gsacro@mcmaster.ca, or the GSA office at macgsa@mcmaster.ca

 

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 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 macgsa@mcmaster.ca 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 macgsa@mcmaster.ca

Grad Student Appreciation Day

Please note that all graduate students with a valid GSA sticker can enjoy 25% off food purchases after 2:00 pm every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. If you don’t have your GSA sticker, feel free to pass by the GSA office before 1PM today to get your sticker.

Mark your calendars for July 7th and 21st for your 25% discount!

Click here to visit our website for The Phoenix for daily deals.