Office of the Dean

Associate Dean (Graduate Student Mental Health)

Robin Everall 

Associate Dean (Graduate Student Mental Health)


Title & Department:

  • Professor, Office of the Provost
  • Registered Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists

Education & Career Highlights:

  • PhD, Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta
  • MEd, School Psychology, University of Alberta
  • BA, Special, University of Alberta
  • Former Dean of Students, University of Alberta
  • Provost Fellow, Student Mental Health, Office of the Dean of Students, University of Alberta
  • Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
  • Acting Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
  • Associate Chair & Graduate Coordinator, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Adolescent and young suicidal behaviour, attachment and resilience. This lead me to my focus and passion for the issues and provision of services related to student mental health and wellness.
  • Counselling Psychology graduate program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.

Responsibilities as Associate Dean (Graduate Student Teaching):

  • Deal with student-related issues and specific cases
  • Development and oversight of a graduate student mental health strategic plan
  • Represent FGSR on University committees

Personal Interests & Hobbies:

  • Spending time with family and friends, enjoying the arts and cultural events that Edmonton has to offer, travelling and exploring new countries and cultures

Fondest graduate school memory:

  • The excitement and challenge of learning. As I progressed through my studies, there was always something more that I was eager to learn.

Favourite thing about the University of Alberta:

  • People and the opportunities, both expected and unexpected. Doors of opportunity kept opening, leading me on a journey I couldn't have imagined.

If you could tell graduate students to read one book, what would it be:

  • Read everything you can get your hands on, both academic and non-academic, fiction and non-fiction.

Advice to graduate students:

  • Explore the unique and sometimes 'off the beaten track' opportunities that arise in life and during your studies. Be open to multiple life paths. We often learn about ourselves and the world through from our life experiences more that we do from our academic pursuits.
  • Nurture your personal relationships beyond the academy.

Click here to go to Associate Dean Everall's page at the University of Alberta Alumni Council.

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