Transit Subsidy

*August 20, 2020 Update: We have finished adjudicating the Transit Bursaries for the Summer 2020 semester and we will no longer be accepting applications. 

Due to campus closures in summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upass program has been suspended for the summer semester. With bus fares coming back since June 1st, GSS is taking measures to help graduate students who still need to use the public transit system for their studies and cannot afford to do so.
The subsidy would be offered on a monthly basis and the adjudication process will be updated each month with the intention of prioritizing students based on financial need.

You would be eligible for a transit subsidy if you have ALL of the following conditions:

  • You need to travel with public transit for your research/academic progress.
  • You do not have access to extra funding for transportation.
  • You are in financial hardship due to the cost of transportation.

If you have any questions, email the Director of Graduate Services at