Cautious Optimism for PSE Strategic Plan
With the recent release of the Alberta 2030 strategic plan we are cautiously optimistic, however many important details are still unknown. We look forward to continuing to work with the government to finalize these details and ensure that implementation leads to a quality and affordable post-secondary system for current and future students.
Students Call for Investment in Post-Secondary Education
"For students to be active economic participants we need to be willing to invest in them. Increased tuition and cuts to institutional funding make it significantly harder for students to obtain an education, especially at the graduate level. Students call on the Government to invest in Alberta's future by investing in students."
Evan Wong, Chair of ab-GPAC
2020-2021 Advocacy Priorities
Every year ab-GPAC’s board of directors bring forward the challenges that their members are facing. During these strategic discussions, the board selects priority areas of focus for the year and then works to develop research-based position policies to bring forward to the government. This year's priorities are:
- Mental health funding
- Support for caregiving graduate students
- Digital Infrastructure
- Professional development
New Executive Director
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Simmons as ab-GPAC’s new Executive Director.
Brandon brings a wealth of private sector and post-secondary advocacy experience to his new role. Prior to joining ab-GPAC, he was heavily involvedstudent government as well as provincial and federal advocacy. He also founded abusiness consulting company where he provided financial, marketing, and other services to private and non-profit sector clients.
The Graduate Students' Association of the University of Alberta advocates for all graduate students to the University of Alberta and all levels of government in pursuit of a safe, supportive, respectful, accessible, and inclusive community that fosters the multi-faceted roles played by graduate students.
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