Professional Development

Graduate students must complete the University of Alberta Professional Development Requirement which is mandatory for all students admitted September 2016 and onwards.

To ensure the department is able to track your progress, the following forms are required:

  • Department of Biological Sciences - Individual Development Plan - To be completed within the first year of study.  This form should be approved by the Associate Chair prior to engaging in Professional Development activities to ensure they will count towards the required 8 hours.  Please see a completed example of this form here.
  • FGSR Individual Development Plan & Professional Development Completion Form - To be completed prior to completion of program.  All professional development activities outlined on this form must be accompanied by confirmation of registration ie. seminar confirmation, receipts, email notification etc. Alternatively, the Declaration of Attendance form can be completed by the presenter/host/coordinator.  If you are unable to obtain verification, please contact biograd@ualberta.ca to determine best course of action.  Please see a completed example of this form here.

  • Applicable Courses

    BIOL 699  Undergraduate Research Mentoring *2 (fi 2) (two term, 0-0-3).
    A credit/no-credit course for graduate students who are mentoring undergraduates in a research course (BIOL 399 and 499) under the supervision of an academic member of the Department of Biological Sciences.  Mentorship includes activities such as in lab or field supervision, training, and help with reports and presentations. Consent of Department of Biological Sciences required. Can be taken in any year.  Credit may be obtained more than once.

    BIOL 698
    A credit/no-credit course for graduate students who are mentoring undergraduates in a research course (BIOL 398, 490 and 498) under the supervision of an academic member of the Department of Biological Sciences. Mentorship includes activities such as in lab or field supervision, training, and help with reports and presentations. Consent of Department of Biological Sciences required. Can be taken in any year. Credit may be obtained more than once.

Questions?  Please contact biograd@ualberta.ca