Government and Community Relations

2021 Federal Election
August 15—September 20

The next federal election will be held on September 20, 2021. As the campaign period is underway, please be reminded that the University of Alberta is a non-partisan organization and does not support or endorse any political party or candidate, at any level of government.

The University of Alberta recognizes the rights of students, faculty and staff to participate as individuals in the political process. As laid out in the University of Alberta Code of Conduct, employees are required to conduct themselves impartially in fulfilling their university duties, including discharging their duties in a non-partisan manner.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Alexis Ksiazkiewicz, Associate Vice-President, Government and Community Relations, at alexis.ksiazkiewicz@ualberta.ca.

The Office of Government and Community Relations (GCR) is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to engage critical stakeholders in the three orders of government and in the broader community. The mission of the unit is to advance reputation, foster and maintain relationships and secure resources in support of institutional goals.

Government Relations

Government Relations is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to engage critical stakeholders in the three orders of government and ensuring that the university is in compliance with federal and provincial accountability legislation.

Lobbying Support

Community Relations

The University of Alberta's strategic institutional plan, For the Public Good, articulates five goals: Excel, Build, Experience, Engage and Sustain. Community Relations focuses its work on the Engage goal. The goal as defined in For the Public Good is to engage communities across our campuses, city and region, province, nation and the world to create reciprocal, mutually beneficial learning experiences, research projects, partnerships and collaboration.

Community Relations fosters institutional strategic connections with the communities it serves. Its goals are to build relationships and engage communities through two main areas of engagement: legislated processes in community consultation for campus planning and initiatives for community engagement and outreach.