Department of Educational Policy Studies


For Students: Information on Fall 2020

The majority of courses normally delivered on-campus are being delivered remotely for Fall 2020 and the majority of university buildings remain closed with access restricted. A decision on Winter 2021 course delivery will be communicated to students, faculty, and staff in the near future; please monitor your university email for updates.  

Updates for Students

COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students

Resources for Students from FGSR

Notice: Changes to Doctoral Program Application Deadlines for Fall 2021

Effective September 2020 the doctoral program application deadline has changed from January 15th 2021 to December 01st 2020. 

Congratulations to Our Award-Winning Graduate Students

Please join us in congratulating the many award-winning graduate students in our department. This includes three recipients of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awards for the 2019-2020 year: Christie Schultz, Taylor Witiw, and Irene Wolfstone.

We also want to congratulate the many students who were recipients of awards in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student Award Recipients


  • Congratulations to Eva Revitt for Winning the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award

    September 17, 2020

    Congratulations Eva Revitt, who recently completed a PhD in Educational Policy Studies, for winning the ALISE 2020 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award. Eva's work touches both the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the School of Library and Information Studies here in the Faculty of Education.

  • EDPS Doctoral Students Published in Anthology

    July 22, 2020

    Join us in congratulating doctoral students Norma Dunning and Mary Pinkoski for their recent publications in the new anthology Changing the Face of Canadian Literature.

  • Statement on the Passing of Dr. Jerry Kachur

    June 16, 2020

    It is with deep regret and sadness that we share news of Dr. Jerry Kachur's sudden passing. Only last year Jerry retired from the Department of Educational Policy Studies, after 23 years of impactful contributions to teaching, research and service.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

    June 12, 2020

    Join us in celebrating the Faculty of Education Class of 2020! Though we're not able to join together in person, this year we celebrate our first-ever virtual convocation on Friday June 12th. #UAlberta20

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