GAPSS is a student group representing and supporting Human Geography and Planning students at the University of Alberta. For more details, check out our recently updated constitution

Tag your Geography/Planning photos #gapss for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!


Thanks again to everyone who came out to or AGM and voted to pass our constitutional amendments! As the amendments passed, GAPSS is please to introduce three new committees - venues for students to get involved with GAPSS without the time commitment or election requirement of being an executive member.



Chaired by the VP Finance, the role of the Fundraising Committee is to brainstorm, plan and host fundraisers throughout the year and seek other opportunities for funding such as grants and awards. The goals of the committee include increasing the revenue from fundraisers, providing financial support to the students looking to attend and/or present at conferences, and creating the funds necessary for social events and various academic activities such as networking events and workshops.



Co-chaired by the VP Planning and VP Human Geography, the Academic Committee will aim to strengthen and support the Planning and Human Geography programs. Goals for the year include facilitating study groups and the creation of a mentorship program, increasing support for students to attend relevant conferences, and holding professional development workshops in cooperation with CAPS.



Chaired by the VP Events, the Events Committee will plan and facilitate events to engage Human Geography and Planning students. Events may be social in nature, relate to professional development or be part of fundraising. Goals for the year include increasing student attendance at GAPSS events, hosting frequent and engaging social events over the year and increasing GAPSS’ visibility on campus by hosting large-scale events in collaboration with other student groups.  


Committees are approximately a 5 hour/month commitment, with most of that time being for bi-weekly committee meetings. Committee chairs will work with interested individuals to set up a meeting time that works with everyone’s schedule. 


To sign up for committees, please fill out this Google form by Wednesday, October 5.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have via Facebook, Twitter or email


September Events

Welcome back to the Fall semester, Human Geography and Planning Students!


Your GAPSS executive has been hard at work over the summer, and we’ve got some exciting events coming up this month!


As part of the Students’ Union’s roster of GovWeek events, the GAPSS AGM and Social will be at 5pm on Thursday, September 22 in the Planning Studio (Tory 3-57). The executive is excited to present and discuss constitutional changes that will help the group serve you better in future. The AGM and Social will be an excellent opportunity to meet HGP students and faculty and perhaps even more excitingly there will be free pizza. 

Be sure to check out the other great events running during GovWeek! (September 19-23) 


In the following week, GAPSS will be holding a Remedy Chai Sale in the Business Atrium from 9am-2pm on Wednesday, September 28th. Proceeds from the sale will go directly towards supporting GAPSS and helping to fund initiatives like networking events, social evenings, and conference attendance later in the year. Chai will be $3 a cup and $2.50 if you bring your own reusable mug!


Stay tuned for website updates and more information on new committees. Hope everyone has been enjoying these first few days back!


Tickets for GAPSS Graduation Celebration are on sale

Come and join your fellow graduates to celebrate your accomplishments! The evening will include fun activities, music provided by DJ Polyesterday and cocktail style food catered by Yellowhead. The attire is semi-formal. 


The event is open to all Human Geography and Planning Undergraduate or Masters students who graduated or will be graduating between Spring 2015 and Spring 2016, although this is flexible. Of course, plus ones or twos are also welcome as well. 



Each ticket includes entrance and one beer ticket which has been sponsored by Parioplan.



Friday, 13 May 2016 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, 14 May 2016 at 1:00 AM



Yellowhead Brewery - 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J