International Student Resources


Meet the Arts International Team

Andrei Tabirca
International Partnerships and Recruitment Specialist

Andrei joined the Faculty of Arts in 2013, after completing his graduate degree with the University of Alberta. Before coming to Canada, Andrei worked and lived in several countries (China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Spain, Greece, UK, Romania); as a former international student, Andrei's goal is to help all students reach their academic goals while also enjoying their time at the UofA and in Edmonton.

Wioletta Polanski
International Student Advisor

Wioletta joined the Faculty of Arts in 2018, after having worked at the Registrar's Office for several years. Born and raised in Poland, she holds graduate degrees in Translation Studies, and in Art & Design, both from the University of Alberta. Wioletta is passionate about international learning, inter-cultural communication and travel, and aims at encouraging students to explore various study abroad opportunities while completing their UofA degrees.


Dawson Downie
International Student Engagement Intern

Dawson is a third year student majoring in psychology, and minoring in anthropology. Having previously been an exchange student, she is passionate about creating a diverse and welcoming environment at the University of Alberta. Book a coaching session with Dawson to learn more about the resources and services available for international students on campus!

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