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 to determine best course of action.  Please see a completed example of this form here.

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