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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 (see Campus Maps)

Students:  Visit our Virtual Counter, where you can meet remotely with an advisor via Zoom. You can also e-mail us at (online applicants: See below for more detailed contact information.  

Student Inquiries

General Inquiries
To reach out to FGSR about general academic or program matters:
Admissions Information
To search for a graduate program:
For inquiries related to program application requirements, deadlines, document requirements, and all other department or program-based admission processes:
For general inquiries related to Canadian and International admissions:
For inquiries related to online applications for admissions, including technical issues and  application fees:
For inquiries related to student IDs (CCIDs):
Academic and Program Information
For general questions about your academic program:
For inquiries about course registrations and final/candidacy exams:
For inquiries about withdrawals, leaves of absence, and changes of category:
For changes to your personal or citizenship information:
  • Visit FGSR's Virtual Counter
  • Come see us at Triffo Hall (see office hours above)
Information about Graduate Scholarships and Student Loan Forms
For questions about graduate scholarships and awards:
To request completion of student loan forms and documents:
  • Email with your loan forms attached. The completed form will be returned to you via email within 5 business days. Please ensure you are registered prior to requesting verification on your loan forms
  • Visit FGSR's Virtual Counter
  • Come see us at Triffo Hall (see office hours above)
Tuition and Fee Information
For information about your instructional and non-instructional fees:
Information about the Professional Development Requirement
For questions about the PD requirement and learning opportunities:
Information about the Academic Integrity and Citizenship Requirement
For questions about ethics requirements and related learning opportunities:
Information about Improving Your Teaching Skills
For questions about the Graduate Teaching and Learning Program:
Information about Sharing Your Work with the Wider Community
For questions about the Community Connect Program:
Information about Internships
For questions about the Graduate Student Internship Program:

Faculty and Staff Inquiries

General Inquiries
To reach out to FGSR:
Inquiries about Governance and Programs
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.

FGSR Associate Deans Appointment Bookings

Students wishing to book an appointment with an FGSR Associate Dean to discuss an academic issue should send a request by email to:

Graduate coordinators or other faculty members wishing to book an appointment with an FGSR Associate Dean to discuss an academic issue can either phone Associate Deans directly or preferably send an email request. (Contact information is located under the "Deans and Associate Deans" tab below.)

For additional information, please consult the Staff Directory below.

Staff Directory

Dean and Associate Deans
Dr. Roger Epp Interim Vice Provost & Dean

(780) 492-2816

Dr. Ali Shiri

Phone: TBA

Dr. Andrea MacLeod
Associate Dean

(780) 492-8959

Dr. Frances Plane
Associate Dean

(780) 492-5920

Dr. Cagri Ayranci
Associate Dean

(780) 492-1163

Dr. Micah True
Associate Dean

(780) 492-1805

Bobbi Schiestel

Faculty General Manager


Andrea Riewe Executive Coordinator

(780) 492-2816

Dena Giroux Executive Assistant

Phone: TBA

For more information about FGSR Associate Deans and the programs with which they frequently work, please consult this document.
FGSR Operations
Andrea Riewe Executive Coordinator

(780) 492-2816

Barb O'Neil Financial Administrator

(780) 492-3194

Ashley Bilodeau
Communications Associate


Graduate Student Services Specialists

For all inquiries related to Registration, Degree Requirements, Supervisor Updates, Records, Exams & Convocation, please contact the Graduate Student Services Specialist who is responsible for your program. The Specialists work in conjunction with the Primary and Secondary Associate Deans to ensure that all inquiries are handled efficiently and effectively. Please see this list of Graduate Student Services Specialists' Portfolios.

Professional Development and Community Connect Program Staff

Dr. Renee Polziehn

Professional Development & Community Volunteer Program Director

(780) 492-1675

Dr. Kathleen Danser Educational Curriculum Developer, Graduate Teaching and Learning

(780) 248-5742

Andrea Spevak Graduate Student Internship Advisor

(780) 492-1869

Charity Slobod Community Connect Program Lead & Professional Development Coordinator

(780) 492-0691

Postdoctoral Fellows and Academic Visitors Office

Dr. Jason Acker

Academic Director

(780) 702-8629

Need to find a specific staff member? Try the UAlberta Find a Person.

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