Department of Educational Policy Studies

Welcome to Fall 2021

We're excited to welcome all of our new and returning students to the U of A! Many of you are joining us on campus; often for the very first time! We encourage all our students to check the Orientation eClass for greetings, resources, and other useful information.

See Campus Life  for more information including essential campus information, wellness and support, and how to get around. 

Coming to Campus and COVID-19 

All new and returning On-Campus students should be aware of certain health and safety requirements for those on-campus. This includes mandatory non-medical masks on campus common areas, the required campus safety eCourse, and the required Vaccine Declaration or Rapid COVID-19 Testing for all individuals at the U of A. Students should also be aware of provincial and municipal requirements and bylaws, such as face masks on public transit.  

See Campus Safety Checklist for more information.

Changes to Student Services 

New for Fall 2021, all students in the Faculty of Education will make use of the new Education Student Services (ESS) centre! Located on the first floor of the Education complex, ESS is the new first point of contact for all general inquiries from current and prospective students in the faculty. ESS has soft-launched, with an official launch event scheduled for October 2021. 

In-person and online learning is also being supported by the U of A’s Office of the Registrar, which launched a new Student Service Centre to provide one point of contact for the information, support and services students need for their university journey.

“From a student services perspective, I think we’re better off now. If students want to access a service in person, it's there in person. If they want it remotely, it is there remotely—they can access all student services from anywhere.” – André Costopoulos, Vice-Provost and Dean of Students

Congratulations to our Doctoral Students

Please join us in congratulating our doctoral students on successfully defending their PhD/EdD examinations!

  • Kenchera Ingraham, "A Narrative Inquiry into the Identity Making of Black Women in Canadian Higher Education" (PhD, defended on 29 June 2021)
  • Alleson Mason, "Coming in From the Cold: Sites of Black Educational Resistance in Edmonton, Alberta" (PhD, defended on 28 June 2021)
  • Candy Khan, "Employees' Perceptions of Anti-Harassment Training Program Design: Whole Person Pedagogical Application" (EdD, defended on 27 May, 2021)


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