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Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)

Killam Centre for Advanced Studies
2-29 Triffo Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2E1

Phone: (780) 492-3499
Toll-free: 1-800-758-7136 (Canada & U.S. callers only)
Fax: (780) 492-0692

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Staff and Service Directory 

  • Admission and Application Inquiries
    For inquiries related to Program Application Requirements, Deadlines, Documents Requirements, and all other Department or Program-based admission process. Contact your Department
    For general inquiries related to Canadian and International Admissions

    (780) 492-9456

    For inquiries related to Online Applications for Admissions including Technical Issues, Application Fees.
    For inquiries related to Student ID's (CCIDs). Contact Information Services and Technology (IST)


  • Fees
    For inquiries related to fee assessments please include your full name and UAlberta ID number in your e-mail inquiry.
  • Governance
    For the submission and formal approval of changes to the Calendar in the Graduate Programs section (205).
    For the development and formal approval of new graduate degree programs and/or specializations.
    For the development and formal approval of new international agreements (including Shared Credential agreements)
    For the development and formal approval of new graduate awards and scholarships.


  • Awards and Scholarships

    For inquiries related to awards and scholarships, please include your full name and UAlberta ID number in your e-mail inquiry.

    (780) 492-9460


  • Graduate Program Services

    For all inquiries related to Registration, Degree Requirements, Supervisor Updates, Records, Exams & Convocation, please contact the Graduate Student Services Advisor who is responsible for your program. The Advisors work in conjunction with the Primary and Secondary Associate Deans to ensure that all inquiries are handled efficiently and effectively. Areas of responsibility are:

    Graduate Student Services Advisor

    Program Portfolios Primary Associate Dean Secondary Associate Dean

    Justine Gill

    (780) 492-0686

    Programs: * Business MBA and PhD * Anthropology * Chemical and Material Engineering * East Asian Studies * English and Film Studies * Humanities Computing * Linguistics * Library and Information Studies * Music * Neuroscience * Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences * Philosophy * Physics * Psychiatry * Psychology * Religious Studies * Secondary Education * Surgery * Women's and Gender Studies *

    Dr. Victoria Ruétalo

    (780) 492-1805

    Dr. Naomi Krogman

    (780) 492-5920

    Lisa Dublin

    (780) 492-5219

    Programs: * Art & Design * Biochemistry * Biological Sciences * Biomedical Engineering * Cell Biology * Drama * Educational Policy Studies * Elementary Education * Faculte Saint-Jean * History & Classics * Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation * Law * Mathematical & Statistical Sciences * Pharmacology * Physical Therapy * Physiology *

    Dr. Naomi Krogman

    (780) 492-5920

    Dr. Victoria Ruétalo

    (780) 492-1805

    * Civil and Environmental Engineering Program *

    Dr. Janice Causgrove Dunn

    (780) 492-1163


    Dr. John Nychka

    (780) 492-8959

    Corrine Dickau

    (780) 492-5658

    Programs: * Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science * Communication Sciences and Disorders * Computing Science * Economics * Educational Psychology * Electrical and Computer Engineering * Faculty of Extension (MACE, MACT) * Health Science Education * Human Ecology * Internetworking * Renewable Resources * Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology * School of Public Health *

    Dr. John Nychka

    (780) 492-8959

    Dr. Janice Causgrove Dunn

    (780) 492-1163

    Kris MacManus

    (780) 492-0682

    Programs: *Chemistry * Earth and Atmospheric Sciences * Educational Studies * Lab Medicine and Pathology * Mechanical Engineering * Medical Microbiology and Immunology * Medical Sciences - Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Dentistry; Medical Genetics; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Pediatrics; Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging * Medicine * Modern Languages and Cultural Studies * Native Studies * Nursing * Occupational Therapy * Oncology * Political Science * Rehabilitation Science * Sociology *

    Dr. Janice Causgrove Dunn

    (780) 492-1163

    Dr. John Nychka

    (780) 492-8959

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  • Dean and Associate Deans
    Dr. Deborah Burshtyn Interim Vice-Provost & Dean

    (780) 492-1805

    Dr. Bryan Hogeveen Interim Vice-Dean

    (780) 492-0681

    Dr. Janice Causgrove Dunn Associate Dean (Graduate Student Mental Health)

    (780) 492-1163

    Dr. Naomi Krogman Associate Dean (Supervisor Training & Mentoring) 

    (780) 492-5920

    Dr. John Nychka Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning)

    (780) 492-8959

    Dr. Victoria Ruétalo
    Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)

    (780) 492-1805

    Dr. Amy Dambrowitz

    Assistant Dean (Administration)

    Seconded to the Registrar's Office, Oct. 2018 - Oct. 2019

    (780) 492-2119

    Meghan Untershultz
    Assistant Dean (Advancement)


    Andrea Riewe Executive & Operations Assistant

    (780) 492-2816

    Barb O'Neil Financial Administrator

    (780) 492-3194


  • Media and Communications
    Medha Samarasinghe Operations Coordinator

    (780) 492-2344


  • Professional Development and Community Volunteer Program

    Renee Polziehn

    Professional Development & Community Volunteer Program Director

     On Leave
    Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019

    Deanna Davis Professional Development Instructional Design Specialist,
    Graduate Teaching and Learning Level 3 Principal Instructor

    (780) 248-5742

    Andrea Graham Project Manager - Graduate Student Professional Development Program

    (780) 492-7199

    Andrea Spevak Graduate Student Internship Advisor

    (780) 492-1869

    Charity Slobod Professional Development & Community Volunteer Program Assistant

    (780) 492-0691

    Dinuka Gunaratne Career Education Coordinator

    (780) 492-9785

    Ramona Czakert Franson Professional Development Communications Associate

    (780) 248-5740