Welcome to the Fall 2020 Term

Banner image: Welcome to Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 term promises to launch an academic year like no other, as our community contends with the challenges presented by COVID-19. But these special circumstances may also give you a chance to engage with your colleagues and your studies in new and creative ways.

This page offers you a taste of things to come - and a little inspiration - as you embark on this unique term. And be sure to check out the University of Alberta's Campus Life in Fall 2020 page for more detailed information.


Five questions about graduate studies at UAlberta this fall

From supervision to scholarships, here's what to look for during this unprecedented term

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in ways we couldn't have anticipated last September. So it's understandable that graduate students looking to begin or continue their studies this fall will have a host of questions about the Fall 2020 term. We turned to our associate deans to answer some of your most pressing questions. / Read the article


Instructors' stories: How professors are adapting their graduate teaching

Remote communication presents a unique challenge for graduate learners, who benefit from frequent interactions with their colleagues. But our professors are seizing the opportunity to adapt their teaching for a new era. Learn about how three graduate instructors are meeting the challenge.

Iain Muir (Physical Therapy)

Prof. Muir discusses how he's adapting a graduate course in physical therapy (PTher 577)

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Samer Adeeb (Structural Engineering)

Prof. Adeeb answers questions about his upcoming graduate course in solid mechanics (CivE 664)

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Tanya Park (Nursing)

Prof. Park shares the three principles that will guide her and her graduate nursing class this fall

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What U of A Graduate Students Need to Know About Their Studies in Light of COVID-19Facts about COVID-19 and graduate studies

We know you have lots of questions about the upcoming year: about courses, supervision, examinations, finances, program requirements, research, and many other things. For detailed, helpful replies to those questions, visit our COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students page.

If you have other questions, be sure to reach out to the graduate program administrators in your department or faculty. You can also arrange a conversation with an FGSR student advisor via Zoom; see our Virtual Counter page.