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Graduate Student
Services.

The XGSU will be offering many different services throughout the year including offering academic and professional grants, legal aid, and organizing writing retreats and other events to help grad students get to know their community.

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Funding for Course Unions

 

Course Unions

  • Ensure graduate student voices are heard and represented 
  • Serve as a practical forum in which students may approach and discuss  relevant political, cultural, and academic interests 
  • Encourage interaction amongst students, professors and the XGSU to ensure students in each program are informed of  issues relevant to the university community 
  • Foster broad student interest and participation in campaigns and  initiatives that benefit graduate students 
  • Create opportunities for social events for students in graduate  programs and promote the program to prospective students and  employers

Each graduate course union  will be allotted $500 for the year to spend on associated events and activities.

This funding is a great way to pay for fun community building activities within your program!

For more information about graduate student unions, refer our manual.

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Funding for Travel Grant

The XGSU travel grant is intended to assist graduate students who were active participants (e.g. speaker, poster presenter, member of a panel) at an academic-related conference with costs associated with conference registration, travel, and accommodations. The XGSU graduate travel grant supports graduate students to present their research at a regional, national or international conference or equivalent academic event. The graduate travel grant value is up to $500 (a maximum of one award per academic year).

DEADLINE

There is no deadline to apply for this funding, graduate students can apply throughout the academic year. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications must be submitted after attending the conference.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

  1. Registration fees for conferences or seminars
  2. Travel expenses related to conferences and seminars (e.g., accommodations, transportation, food)

NON-ELIGIBLE 

Non-related travel expenses, alcohol or cannabis.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Applications will be reviewed by elected XGSU members within 3-4 weeks post-submission date. Only online submissions will be considered. Hard-copy or incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed. The XGSU will email successful applicants and payment will be dispersed

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Funding for Professional Development 

The XGSU professional development grant is intended to assist graduate students who attended a professional development-related seminar, certificate, conference or assist with professional membership fees. The XGSU professional development grant supports graduate students attending seminars, receiving certificates (online or in person), professional association memberships, and conferences to further their professional development. The graduate professional development grant value is up to $125 (a maximum of one award per academic year).

DEADLINE

There is no deadline to apply for this funding, graduate students can apply throughout the
academic year. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

ELIGIBILITY

Registered in a full-time or part-time program at the time of attendance
Receipt must be dated in the same year as the claim
Professional development must have been completed prior to application
Eligible expenses include registration fees, and membership fees
**Non-eligible expenses include: travel, food, and accommodations

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Legal Aid

The XGSU is pleased to offer free legal services to its members through our in-house lawyer, Bill Reid. Our legal clinic exists as a way to support students who might not have access to resources or knowledge of the legal system. 

If you require any documents to be notarized in-person, the lawyer will coordinate those logistics directly. 

Please email legal@tmgsu.ca to book an appointment.

 

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Student Advocate

Do you have a concern you would like some help with?

The XGSU has access to a full-time staff person to assist members with academic or administrative issues that arise with the University.

Please email Lyndall Musselman at studentrights@tmaps.ca to book your appointment.