English Graduate Students' Association

What we do

Our association holds elections every September, for students to serve a one-year term on our board of directors. Highlights include: 

  • Executive members (Pres, Vice-Pres, 2 MA reps, Treasurer), board members at the PhD and MA levels who attend and represent the association at various department, executive, and university-wide meetings
  • Free Exchange conference co-chairs
  • Social, Research, and Colloquium committees
  • Calgary Distinguished Writers Program support
  • Reps who attend meetings by the Graduate Students' Association (GSA), our student-led, university-wide support organization
  • And more!

Free Exchange Conference

Free Exchange is an annual interdisciplinary conference organized and run by graduate students from the Department of English at the University of Calgary. Founded over twenty years ago, the Free Exchange Conference has grown in size and scope and has attracted participants from across Canada, the United States, and beyond.

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Mailing address

Free Exchange Graduate Conference
c/o Department of English
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary AB T2N 1N4