GSAÉD Scholarships

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We would like to introduce to our members the new GSAÉD Inclusive Research Scholarship GSAÉD has developed a new scholarship that aims to assist certain student groups that are likely to be underfunded and to support students working on research topics that are prone to underfunding. We are aware that graduate students depend on their […]

Breastfeeding Room

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Parents on campus, whether they’re students, staff, faculty or administration, now have a private and secure location to breastfeed their children on campus thanks to the Graduate Students Association’s student-parent advocacy and work with the University of Ottawa since January 2014. A nursing room was officially opened in Room 323B on the third-floor of the […]

Business Cards

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GSAÉD provides official uOttawa business cards to graduate students. Cards are offered in English and/or French. To place your order, drop in at any time during regular business hours. Orders require seven business days to process and we only accept credit card payments. A minimum order of 100 cards, and costs vary based on order size: […]

Discounts

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Café Nostalgica Go to the second floor of the Grad House for a sticker that shows your graduate student status. Show this sticker and get a 15% discount on your non-alcoholic beverages and foodstuffs at Café Nostalgica. Sporting events The GSAÉD has negotiated discounts on attendance at local sporting events: Ottawa Champions Baseball Club Promo code: […]

Equity Service Centres

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In partnership with the SFUO, GSAÉD provides a number of equity service centres for their members to engage with as resources and rallying points: The Bilingualism Centre The Centre for Students with Disabilities The Food Bank The Foot Patrol The International House The Pride Centre The Student Rights Centre The Sustainable Development Centre The Women’s […]

Ethical Purchasing

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The Canadian Federation of Students-Services offers a number of programs and services in order to meet the unique needs of students and to help students’ union save money. By combining students’ unions’ promotional material orders from across the country, we can achieve economies of scale. By purchasing in bulk, we can buy high-quality materials at […]

Financial Aid

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If you participate in conferences as a graduate student, you may be eligible for a GSAÉD Academic Project Fund. Click here for criteria, deadlines, and forms. If your association organises academic events and they are sponsored by your institute, school or department, you may also apply for funding. Click here for more information. For details on emergency grants available […]

Insurance Coverage

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Service provider: GreenShield Canada Customer service: 1-888-711-1119 Web: https://student.greenshield.ca/main Benefit Booklet Online Registration Forms The coverage period is from September 1 to August 31. However, claims can only be submitted as of the end of October. The GreenShield health and dental insurance plan includes coverage for professional health services, prescription drugs, dental care, eye examinations and […]

ISIC

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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a service offered by GSAÉD due to our membership in the Canadian Federation of Students. It identifies you as a student worldwide and offers you discounts in Canada and abroad. To obtain an ISIC card, visit the office of the GSAÉD in room GSD 204. For more information, visit the ISIC […]

Mental Health

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Graduate Student Mental Health The GSAÉD is united with 12 other graduate student unions in Ontario through the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. Together, our Federation engaged in a two-year research project to identify and document the experiences of Ontario graduate students that negatively affect their mental health. Through the Not in the Syllabus survey, just […]