Provincial State of Emergency in Alberta

May 16, 2023: The Province of Alberta is currently in a state of emergency due to wildfire activity in the province. There are no wildfires near U of A campuses. The University of Alberta is closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

If you are directly impacted by the wildfires and require support or information, check the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website to access updates on fire status, financial assistance and other information.

U of A Information and Support

This information will be updated as required.

Outdoor air quality concerns

Wildfire smoke can cause poor air quality in surrounding areas. It is important to be aware of the potential health concerns associated with poor air quality and take steps to reduce your exposure. The U of A also takes steps to help reduce exposure, including adjusting building ventilation and outdoor campus activities.

Guidance is available for reducing exposure to poor outdoor air quality »

Field research

The Field Research Office is providing regular updates and information to support field researchers in various areas across Alberta, including immediate actions as needed based on their local evacuation status.

Admitted students and applicants for Fall 2023

On May 15, the province announced that students who have been displaced from school for 10 or more instructional days will automatically be exempted from writing their diploma exams this June. The U of A will accept the marks provided by Alberta Education on the final high school transcripts of exempt students regardless of whether a student has written the diploma exam. Applicants are not required to take any action. More information »

Personal / individual crisis supports

Various university and community supports are available for students, faculty and staff going through personal crisis situations. Advisors and service desks can help you navigate these resources.