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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!

Stay tuned for more information about guidelines and how to apply.

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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 travel grant is intended to assist graduate students who attended a research-related conference or seminar, which they did not present at with costs associated with conference registration, travel, and accommodations. The XGSU professional travel grant supports graduate students attending conferences or equivalent academic events. The graduate professional travel grant value is up to $250 (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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Emergency Bursary

The XGSU emergency bursary is intended to provide graduate students with financial assistance as a result of sudden or unexpected circumstances/emergencies for which they could not have planned. XGSU emergency bursary is not meant to be relied on as a consistent source of income, or address funding shortfalls. It is expected that graduate students exhaust all other forms of funding before seeking bursary assistance.

DEADLINE

There is no deadline to apply for this funding, graduate students can apply throughout the academic year. 

**XGSU Emergency Bursary is not guaranteed for each student that applies, applications are assessed on a case-by-case situation. Therefore, the financial assistance offered is based on needs.