Health and Wellness


Dear ALES Grad Students,
Join us on Friday Feb 2, 2024 12-1pm for a panel discussion on your health and wellbeing! Panel speakers include Suman Varghese (psychologist from U of A Counselling and Clinical Services), Dr. Scott Swartzenruber (Garneau Chiropractic health clinic), and Dr. Rene Dery (Director of Research and Innovation from CNAS).
The workshop will include topics of managing stress, anxious thoughts and perfectionism, physical health, your GSA health benefits and insurance coverage, and health and academic responsibilities and how to navigate them. There will also be a Q&A session at the end where you can ask questions relating to balancing your wellbeing and grad school.
Lunch is provided! The event is limited to a 45-people capacity. Be sure to RSVP to secure your spot! Scan the QR code below or access the form here:
We hope to see you there!


ALES Grad Mentorship Program

Hi ALES grads,

We are introducing a new ALES-GSA Mentorship Program that is designed to bridge the gap between new/inexperienced students and experienced students/professionals in the faculty.

If you are new to your program, the faculty, or Canada, you can sign up for a mentor to help guide you through your program.

If you are a graduate student eager to give back or have words of wisdom to guide a new student through their academic life, you can sign up to become a mentor!

This is a great opportunity for both mentors and mentees to share academic growth, life experiences, focus and keep connected with one another.

If you are a new student and would like a mentor, fill out this form:

If you are a returning student and would like to become a mentor, fill out this form:

Deadline: October 6, 2023

Faculty of ALES Potluck

New Students Onboarding

Are you an incoming graduate student to the Faculty of ALES? WELCOME!

Join our onboarding event on September 8 12pm at SAB 150! RSVP here:



Annual General Meeting 2023

As we approach the end of the academic year, ALES GSA is pleased to invite you to our year-end Annual General Meeting to be held virtually on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm (MT).
This year has been incredibly productive for ALES GSA, thanks to the dedication and active participation of our executives and members. We have successfully organized a series of events and workshops that have enriched our academic and social experiences within the faculty. Now, it's time to come together to reflect on our achievements and discuss our future plans.
During the meeting, we will review the highlights of our past events, share feedback and suggestions, and engage in open discussions about the future direction of ALES GSA. Additionally, we will introduce ALES GSA elections for 2023-2024. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in the leadership of our organization and make a meaningful contribution to our community. We highly encourage your attendance and participation as your input and perspectives are important to us.
Thank you for your continued support and participation in ALES GSA. We look forward to seeing you at our Annual General Meeting.

Supervisory Relationship Workshop


Graduate Health and Wellness 101

Welcome to ALES GSA 2020-2021

ALES GSA Virtual Research Symposium - March 29 & 30, 2021

All graduate students in the Faculty of ALES are welcomed to submit their abstracts until February 26, 2021, 11:59 PM. Deadline extended to March 5, 2021, 11:59 PM MT. 

Submit your abstract HERE

Please check your emails, and we are looking forward to hosting an interactive event with students, researchers and industry professionals!


Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity within ALES and the University of Alberta community

ALES GSA on February 12, 2021, held an event covering topics such as Black History Month, International Week for Sustainable Development by the United Nations and to celebrate the International Day of Girls and Women in Science, under the bigger umbrella of EDI.

We had the pleasure of hosting representatives from the Black Students' Association and the International Students' Association, welcomed by the President of the University of Alberta, Bill Flanagan, and in an open discussion with the Dean and Vice Dean of ALES, Dr. Blade and Dr. Adamowicz.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We wish you a better, healthier and successful 2021!

Virtual Game Night - December 1st, 2020



Games Night

Board games and pizza provided!










Research Symposium

2017 Graduate Research Symposium

The Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science Graduate Students' Association invites you to attend the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium on March 28, 2017 in Dinwoodie Lounge from 1:00-5:00 pm.

View the Program with Abstracts