COSSA, Council of Science Student Association, are a collection of science student groups which include departmental and program associations and other science related student groups. This is a valuable way for ISSS to receive guidance how to better represent science students and the groups which they are part of
Get the most out of your University of Alberta Science education by getting involved with your fellow students. Joining clubs help you learn to work in groups, develop leadership skills, and allows you to learn from other students.
As a science student, you have many opportunities to learn, grow, and discover new areas of interest. For starter, the time you invest in finding the group that’s right for you is well worth it. Or check out BearsDen, to find any other clubs, groups at University of Alberta.
IMINSA - Immunology and Infection Students' Association
Zoomaniacs - Animal Biology
P.S. Warren Undergraduate Geological Society
The P.S. Warren Geological Society is an undergraduate society at the University of Alberta not only for Geology Specialization/Honors students but students with an interest in the world of geology and those who wish they were in geology, as well as other EAS majors. Throughout the year, we organize various networking and socializing events, such as “geo-mixers”, a Halloween party, the Christmas banquet (in conjunction with ATLAS, the geo grad students), and St. Patty’s Day! We’ll also be organizing trips to conferences (and hopefully some field ones too). Many Students will also attend Mineral Roundup in Vancouver, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference, and the Western Inter-University Geosciences Conference. Students should consider attending all conferences as they are great networking opportunities, and am awesome way to meet potential employers. We also organize sports teams and events. Sign-up for sports teams is in the common room (Tory 3-87). And who can forget about grad?! We have a separate Grad Committee that is in charge of organizing everything for this great milestone in our university careers. This year, the graduation banquet and ceremony will be held on the same day as the APEGA Earth Ring Ceremony. Fundraising for this very expensive day will be going on year-round, so keep reading about upcoming barbecues, bake sales, and nights out on the town!
UPA - Undergraduate Psychology Association
BSDA - Biology Students' Departmental Association
University of Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society
CSA - Chemistry Students' Association
MSS - Mathematical Sciences Society
For undergraduate students interested in mathematics.
Contact: [email protected]
NSA - Neuroscience Students' Association
The Neuroscience Students’ Association exists to foster the undergraduate Neuroscience community at the University of Alberta. We are your resource base for socials, volunteer opportunities, NSA merchandise, and academic contacts, among other things. Look out for NSA events and informative seminars. We’re here to provide social and academic support for our members, and are striving to promote a strong and vibrant science community.
TeamUP Science is run by a team of passionate University of Alberta students. From STEAM-based competitions, to workshops, to classroom talks that take place in schools all across Alberta, the executive team of TeamUP Science plans, advertises, and host events that inspire youth in the fields of STEM.
Check our website TeamUP Science and other social media to learn more.
UCBSA - Undergraduate Cell Biology Students' Association<br />
GAPSS - The Geography And Planning Students’ Society
UA-WiSE - University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering
UA-WiSE (University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering) is a student group that supports all undergraduate students underrepresented in STEM fields and operates under its parent organization WISEST. UA-WiSE is open to all undergraduate students in undergraduate fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We meet twice a month during the school year planning events that focus on topics such as mentorship, networking, different careers in STEM and the challenges of working in an underrepresented field. We are oriented towards promoting students in academic fields and supporting each other in career related decisions.
UACS - Undergraduate Association of Computing Science
The Undergraduate Association of Computing Science (UACS) is a departmental student group at the University of Alberta dedicated to representing our fellow computing science students. We are one of the oldest student groups on campus, being founded in 1972. Since then, we’ve dedicated our time to representing student interests at select faculty meetings, giving students a glimpse of life after graduation with our Doughnut and Coffee Society events, and putting smiles on our classmates’ faces with fundraising events like Buck-A-Burger and LAN parties! We have on office on the main floor of the Computing Science Centre, located in CSC 1-40, which is typically open from 9am to 5pm on regular school days. Come stop by and say hello or send us an email at to learn more!
UPS - Undergraduate Physics Society
Work to improve the experience of undergraduate students in all the degree programs that are related to physics.
OBS - Organization of Botany Students
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