Department of Educational Policy Studies

COVID-19 Impacts and Information

Updates for Students

COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students

COVID-19 Resources for Students Resources for mental health support, financial support, online learning, and more. 

Winter 2021 Dates

The University of Alberta recognizes that this year has been full of challenges and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university will officially resume regular (and largely remote) operations on January 4, the start date for the Winter 2021 term has changed in order to continue to adapt and support the university community. Courses will resume on January 11, 2021. Dates for exams, add/drop, and end of term have also changed. See Winter 2021 Dates for more information. 

Course Delivery and Campus Access

The majority of courses normally delivered on-campus are being delivered remotely for Winter 2021 and the majority of university buildings, including the Education Complex, remain closed with restricted access. A small number of select buildings repain open on campus. See Campus Building Hours for more information.  

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. 

Note: Due to a recent outage in the application system the deadline has been extended to December 03rd 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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