All University of Alberta alumni are invited to join the U of A AlumniAssociation, which was established in 1915 and now includes more than 250,000 graduates in 50 active branches around the world. The Association's mission is to create a lifetime connection between alumni and their university.

EFS is always happy to hear from its former students. We are particularly interested in knowing about your adventures and achievements since graduation. Please feel free to contact us to establish or update your profile and to tell us your story:

  • by phone at 780-492-3258
  • by email at
  • by conventional mail at
    3-5 Humanities Centre
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E5

Alumni Profiles:

Malcolm Azania: storyteller, humanist, creative polymath

Under the pen name Minister Faust, former Writer-in Residence and English Major Azania is re-imagining the universe right here at home.

Stephanie Bailey: 2010 B.A. (Hons)

As part of the editorial team of the alumni magazine "New Trail", she works as an editorial research assistant, as well as the distribution manager

Andrea Beca: 2009 English and Creative Writing Graduate

Having worked in theatre and the world of film, she is now a freelance writer, filmmaker, and photographer. She even started a podcast

Myrna Bittner: '91 BA in English

She took an unlikely path to pioneering tech CEO

Shelby Carleton: '19 BA in English & Film Studies, Computer Game Development Certificate

Shelby uses her interdisciplinary Arts degree to improve how video games are made.

Nancy Carlson: '03 BA English Minor

Her love for writing lead her to a career in journalism and broadcasting, to become the CBC Edmonton's News at 6 producer and host.

Linda Cook : Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient 2016

A lifelong champion of public libraries she has made the Edmonton Public Library far more than a place to borrow books

Lana Cuthbertson: 2010 BA English & Film Studies

"She is part of the rising tide lifting women into leadership roles in both politics and the corporate world."

Diana Davidson: Making things better

She has turned a personal involvement in books into a mission to increase library access and literacy for all Albertans.

Nicole Duley: 2014 Graduate with a Cooperative Degree in English

After participating in the Arts Work Experience program, she now works for the City of St. Albert in Corporate Planning

Erin Fraser: 2011 Graduate and now a Film Classification Officer

As a film classification officer with the Alberta Government she is responsible for film ratings and has contributed to the classification of over 700 films and trailers annually

The Unstoppable Force of Brittney Hubley

If there is any veracity to the proverb, fortune favours the bold, Brittney Hubley, double major in Creative Writing and English, is destined for glory.

Scott Jackshaw: '19 BA Hons in English & Film Studies

On his way to an honours English degree, Scott found a way to reconcile his sexual orientation with this Christian faith.

Jason Kapalka: Redefining The Gamer

Founder of PopCap Games he revolutionized the industry by opening accessibility to a greater audience through mobile gaming

Niabi Kapoor: '19 BA Double Major, English and Spanish

For her, earning a degree is more than just academics; it's about trying new things.

Shar Levine: The "Science Lady" advocates on behalf of children's literacy

From labour representative to successful small business owner/author in less than four months

Michelle Lobkowicz: '01 BA (Hons)

"I liked research and writing and I liked the university environment". Becoming the Acquisitions Editor for the University of Alberta Press

Shirley McDonald: Shining a light on the injustices of farm worker's lives

Shirley McDonald's book of essays helped inform the debate around controversial provincial legislation

Sandy Muldrew: Curating his own shop is the realization of a dream

"I wanted to use my talents for my own benefit, where no one was going to decide if I was valuable or not."

Jason Lee Norman: 2006 BA in English & Film Studies

"He helps construct - and deconstruct - the identity of our growing, dynamic city."

Jason Purcell,: '15 BA, '18 MA in English & Film Studies

Writer, poet and musician, Program Officer for the Faculty of Arts' Canadian Literature Centre, and co-owner of the Glass Bookshop.

Shama Rangwala: '19 PhD in English

Shama's life took her all over the world before she returned to her hometown to pursue a PhD.

Vivek Shraya: 2003 BA in English & Film Studies

Vivek has made waves in academia by creating a course that focuses on writers of colour. Author of six books, and the head of a new publishing imprint designed to launch young and racially diverse authors.

Paula Simons: Edmonton's chief chronicler and champion

"The story of this place fascinates me" says the journalist, 2018 Alumni Honour Award recipient, and Federal Senator.

Matthew Stepanic: '15 BA Hons in English and Film Studies

Freelance writer, poet and editor, 2019 Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library, and co-owner of the Glass Bookshop.

Monelle D. Sturko: '01 BA in English with distinction

A lawyer with Brownlee LLP and incoming president of the Edmonton Bar Association for 2020, she spends her time outside of the office focused on contributing to the community.

Tarene Thomas: '19 BA in English

Tarene is part of the next generation of Indigenous writers and community leaders

Nakita Valerio: A Journey for Justice

As a writer, academic and community organizer she works to fight racism and build a better society.

Brianna Wells: '17 PhD in English

She has a passion for all aspects of communication and works as research support specialist at UBC, Okanagan Campus.

Sylvia Wong: '18 BA in English and Political Science

During her AWE (Arts Work Experience) she worked as an intern at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.

Joyce Yu: '07 BA in English

Joyce is a Digital Communications Strategist at the U of A and describes her experience here as "home away from home".


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