GSA Awards and Bursaries

The GSA offers several different awards and bursaries for students in financial need.  Students must be members of the GSA to apply.

The opportunity to provide accessible child care is provided by the GSA.  A Child Care Bursary is available for graduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Students who are supporting a child or children, demonstrate financial need, and require some assistance in off-setting the cost of child-care. An application is required (see link below). Please hand in a hard copy of the completed application form to Erin Angus (UC 530).

▼ Download the Child Care Bursary Application Form

For further information:

Contact: Erin

This bursary is administered by the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. The fund normally provides up to $1,000 for expenses that are incurred due to extenuating circumstances.

Students are encouraged to apply with any emergency situation. Typical examples include: travel expenses due to a death or illness of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent); travel to arrange a permanent change in parental obligations, including adoption; emergency living costs during family breakdown or dissolution; emergency food, living and/or school supplies required as a result of a delay in external agency support; emergency surgery (including dental) for self or immediate family member (spouse/child); uninsured loss due to fire, theft, or accident.

▼ Download the Compassionate Bursary Fund Application Form

GSA Travel Grant

Students who have presented at conferences, workshops, or seminars in their previous semester may be eligible to receive a travel grant up to $500.00. The student must have have been registered as a graduate student in the term that s/he has presented. Grants are awarded every semester. Please noted that boarding passes are required in order to claim flight expenses. Please submit a hard copy of your completed application to Erin Angus,, Room 530 U.C.

▼ Download the Travel Grant Application Form

For further information:

Contact: V.P.

Priority is given to events that directly enrich the graduate community. Please download and complete the application, then send it to Afterwards, contact Erin Angus at to reserve a spot for the meeting. PDRs are due on the first day of each month.

▼ Download the PDR Application Form