Learner Advocacy & Wellness

Associate Dean's Message

The Office of Learner Advocacy & Wellness (LAW) ensures learners in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta have a voice in issues that affect their professional and academic lives. The office also promotes balance, resilience and the provision of adequate supports and accommodation when barriers to achievement arise.

Navigating a health-care career is both tremendously fulfilling and stressful! We get it, and our mission is simply to "be there" and help learners when "stuff" happens. We provide services on a confidential basis, so our office is a safe place for learners to come when they have academic or personal issues.

Dr. Melanie Lewis
Associate Dean, Learner Advocacy & Wellness