22.1. UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

The CGPS has signed a reciprocal agreement (Saskatchewan University Graduate Agreement) with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research of the University of Regina whereby the registration of graduate students from either university can be facilitated at the other with a minimum of paperwork, when both academic units are in agreement. Tuition shall be paid to the home institution and student fees shall be paid to the host institution.

22.2. REGIONAL AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

The CGPS is a member of the association of Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies of Canada (WCDGS) and of the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS). Through these memberships, CGPS respects their respective constitutions and their policies.

The terms of the Western Deans Agreement, the authorization form and a list of participating institutions can be found at: http://wcdgs.ca/.

You may also view the Canadian Universities Graduate Transfer Agreement, and the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies’ Position Regarding Agency Placement of International Students in Canadian Graduate Schools.

22.3. ST. ANDREW'S THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE

The CGPS has signed a reciprocal agreement with St. Andrew’s College so that registration of graduate students from either institution can be facilitated at the other with a minimum of paperwork, when both academic units are in agreement. Tuition and fees will be paid to the host institution.

22.4. GRADUATE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION (GSA)

All graduate students shall be members of the GSA.

The GSA is an autonomous organization, one of two official student bodies on the campus. The GSA consists of an Executive, which, along with graduate student representatives from each academic unit (course councils), forms the General Council.

The purpose of the GSA is to represent graduate student interests and concerns both on and off campus, and to promote communication among graduate students. The GSA offers support and advice to graduate students who have questions about their rights and responsibilities and those of their professors, supervisors, the academic unit and the CGPS. The GSA may help to represent them in any discussion regarding these rights and responsibilities. The organization sponsors cultural, social and educational activities for graduate students. It administers a health insurance and a dental insurance program for all full-time students.

The GSA can be contacted as follows: phone: 306-966-8471, fax: 306-966-8598, e-mail: gsa.admn@usask.ca), website: http://www.gsa.usask.ca/

22.5. SOCIETY OF POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS

Postdoctoral scholars may elect to join the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars.

22.6. PUBLIC SERVICE ALLIANCE OF CANADA, LOCAL 40004

Some graduate student employment is governed by the collective agreement between the University of Saskatchewan and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 40004.