Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Helping students achieve success and reach their academic potential

About the Dean of Students

The Vice-Provost and Dean of Students is the University's senior administrator responsible for providing a number of specialized support services to help students achieve success and reach their academic potential.

The Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) facilitates a positive relationship between students, faculty, and administration and promotes a respectful campus environment for all.

Igniting Purpose: The Student Experience Action Plan

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Support offered by the Dean of Students

Health and Wellness Support - Student wellbeing is the foundation for their post-secondary experience. We believe that student wellness comes first, and everything else flows from there. 

Academic Support - We offer support with specific subjects and general academic skills in various formats, so students choose the resource that’s right for them. 

Career Development and Experiential Learning - We help students and alumni in developing the skills, knowledge, experiences, and connections they need to confidently manage their careers.

Our Commitment to Students

Diversity and Inclusion

All students are welcome and supported by our office and portfolio of services, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.


Guided by the University's Duty to Accommodate, we strive to support students in achieving academic success by making reasonable adjustments to our services.

Supporting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students

We recognize and support the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community at the U of A and work to provide the space and support for the flourishing of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.

Supporting Student Mental Health

We provide support and services for all students in achieving and maintaining their mental health and well-being.