Projects and Initiatives

Academic Integrity

There are simple ways to build integrity into the classroom and demonstrate its importance to both you and your students. While students, faculty, and administration need to be informed about the Code of Student Behaviour, it is beneficial to discuss why we hold ourselves to those standards through academic integrity. 

U of A Safe House Program

The University of Alberta Safe House Program offers temporary emergency accommodation for current students and their children. Registered students at the University of Alberta can access safe housing if they are experiencing an immediate personal safety risk, facing intolerable living conditions, or financially destitute.

Dean of Students Service Excellence Award

These awards recognize excellence in the work of our dedicated team members including full-time and part-time staff/contractors, student-employees, and volunteers across all U of A campuses. Nominations are now open for this year's Service Excellence Awards!

Students Who Parent Project

With support from a variety of University partners across all campuses, the Office of the Dean of Students is undertaking an initiative to enhance support for the U of A's student parents and meaningfully shift perceptions of our student parents on campus.

Multifaith Prayer and Meditation Space

The Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space in 172 HUB has been provided by the University of Alberta as an inclusive space for the campus community, with sensitivity to the specific requirements of diverse faith groups on campus. Although primarily for prayer and meditation, this space is available for dialogues and conference meetings, mentorship of student religious leaders, and spiritually based engagement that express a specifically interfaith perspective. 

Chromebook Lending Program

The Office of the Dean of Students has a limited supply of Chromebooks that can be lent to U of A students. Due to the limited number of Chromebooks, this lending program will be conducted via a referral system. Email to explore options and access support.

High School Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program

The University of Alberta Alberta Innovates High School Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program is a six-week program designed to provide students from around the province hands-on experience in biomedical and health-related research, and introduce them to the spectrum of health profession career-options.

Rutherford Library Family Corner

The U of A Library has partnered with Students who Parent on Campus (SPOC), the Students’ Union and the Dean of Students to create the Family Corner in Rutherford Library (Room 3-114). The space is accessible to students and employees and their children through their OneCard (on request). The office of the Dean of Students assigns the access.