COSSA

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

Kelechi Abara

VP Community, ISSS

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

IMINSA - Immunology and Infection Students' Association

It is the goal of the Immunology and Infection Students’ Association (IMINSA) to develop a cohesive and effectual network of Immunology and Infection students, University professors, and the academic and business worlds in general. We hope to act as a source of valuable information for prospective, continuing, and interested students. Through community and social activities, we will both educate the public and generate awareness for our association.
Check our website IMINSA Homepage and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
UofA PS - University of Alberta Paleontological Society

UofA PS - University of Alberta Paleontological Society

Strive to promote understanding and interest in all fields of palaeontology, systematics and evolution.
Check our website UofA PS Homepage and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more. 

Zoomaniacs - Animal Biology

Zoomaniacs - Animal Biology

ZooManiacs strives to bring together a community of undergraduate and graduate students interested in zoology at the University of Alberta. The club organizes activities related to zoology in order to enrich students’ experiences. Such activities include volunteering opportunities, networking with peers and professionals, and organized outings to museums, zoos and parks where students can appreciate animal diversity. The club also work to improve awareness of zoological charities, issues, and research in the university community at large.
Check our website Zoomaniacs Homepage and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
P.S. Warren Undergraduate Geological Society

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!

Check our website P.S. Warren Geological Society Homepage and follow us on insta or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

UPA - Undergraduate Psychology Association

UPA - Undergraduate Psychology Association

The UPA is an undergraduate student-run organization dedicated to everything related to Psychology at the University of Alberta. We strive to provide information and opportunities to current students as well as to those considering psychology as a possible career.
Check our website UPA Homepage and follow us on social media to learn more. Any question, please contact us at [email protected]
BSDA - Biology Students' Departmental Association

BSDA - Biology Students' Departmental Association

The Biology Students’ Departmental Association (BSDA) is a group dedicated to representing and supporting undergraduate students in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. The goal of the BSDA is to create a tight-knit community of biosci students and to promote student success, both in current studies and post-graduation.
Check our website BSDA Homepage and follow us on social media to learn more
MBSA - Molecular Biology Student Association

MBSA - Molecular Biology Student Association

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in molecular biology.
Check our website MBSA Homepage and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
University of Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society

University of Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society

UACTWS is the student chapter of The Wildlife Society, an international organization committed to addressing national and international issues that affect the current and future status of wildlife in North America. The UACTWS holds workshops, seminars, and provides hands-on learning opportunities for young wildlife professionals to expand their knowledge, skills, and networks.
Check our other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more. 
CSA - Chemistry Students' Association

CSA - Chemistry Students' Association

The Chemistry Students’ Association (CSA) represents all the undergraduate chemistry students within the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta, specifically the Department of Chemistry. The CSA hosts a variety of events throughout the year including Meet the Profs Night, graduate information sessions, and on campus social events.
Check our website CSA Homepage and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more. 
MSS - Mathematical Sciences Society

MSS - Mathematical Sciences Society

For undergraduate students interested in mathematics.
Contact: [email protected]

NSA - Neuroscience Students' Association

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.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us through email [email protected] or Instagram. Also check our website NSA Homepage to learn more.

TeamUP Science

TeamUP Science

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 />

UCBSA - Undergraduate Cell Biology Students' Association<br />

The mission of the UCBSA is to provide services and events and foster community among students within the Cell Biology Program, and to promote the Cell Biology Program to students at the University of Alberta.The UCBSA offers a wide variety of academic and social events and services to its members throughout the year.
Follow us on Facebook to learn more. Any question, please contact us at: [email protected]
UA-WiSE - University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering

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.

Check our website UA – WiSE Homepage, mailing list and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more. 

UACS - Undergraduate Association of Computing Science

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!

Check our website UACS Homepage and other social media or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

UPS - Undergraduate Physics Society

UPS - Undergraduate Physics Society

Work to improve the experience of undergraduate students in all the degree programs that are related to physics.

Science FUNdamentals

Science FUNdamentals

Volunteer to promote interest in science to elementary school students using exciting in-class demos. The organization is driven by students who have a passion for learning & community. 

Contact i[email protected] and check our website Science FUNdamental to learn more

OBS - Organization of Botany Students

OBS - Organization of Botany Students

The Organization of Botany Students (OBS) is a University of Alberta student organization that has existed since 1981. We run as a Biological Sciences Departmental Association and encourage botanical interests among undergraduate and graduate students. We run a variety of events including our biannual plant sales, plant growing workshops, and our campus plant tours. We also offer an undergraduate scholarship!Our members have a wide range of backgrounds from a variety of faculties.

If you have any questions or you’re interested in hearing more about us or our events, please reach out to us

BSA - Biochemistry Students' Association

BSA - Biochemistry Students' Association

We provide a group for all biochemistry students OR students interested in biochemistry to get to know one another and the department as well as academic support for selected biochemistry courses. We also hold information sessions about biochemistry, tutoring groups and lab tours to help students understand what biochemistry is all about. We provide an opportunity to form close friendships with people of similar interests as well as the opportunity to meet important people within the department! We hold several events throughout the year to give students the opportunity to meet each other. Various events being held this year include monthly social events, sports intramural teams, lab tours, an exam bank and hosting of a graduation banquet (with other science groups) and many more! Membership also provides access to a study and lunch room in the Medical Sciences Building!
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