Student Resources and Forms

On this page you will find information about resources for graduate students, policies concerning Harassment and Discrimination, our Teaching-Mentor Program and funding for Graduate Student Travel. You will also find useful forms for current graduate students.

The University of Alberta is fortunate to have substantial resources available to graduate students in the Department.

Our Guide to Graduate Study (formerly called “Blue Book”) contains important information about graduate studies in the Department of Philosophy. Please see the link to the Blue Book below.

"Blue Book" Guide to Graduate Study in the Department of Philosophy

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is a student-run, not-for-profit organization, and the official representative body for all Masters and PhD students at the University of Alberta. The GSA represents over 7,000 graduate students for the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors and other decision-making bodies. The equivalent organization for undergraduate students is the Students’ Union.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research manages all aspects of graduate student scholarship at the University. Their Graduate Teaching and Learning Program promotes teaching experience beyond the University campus. Graduate students are provided with opportunities to develop teaching and learning skills. The FGSR also offers other professional development workshops and resources for graduate students so that they may pursue career development, communication and professional practice skills while completing their degrees.

The Postdoctoral Fellows Office offers many resources including a mentorship program, career counseling and financial services.

The Arts Resource Centre (ARC) is a service unit, dedicated to providing expertise and physical resources to instructors, students and teaching units in the Faculty of Arts. They offer instructional design support to individual instructors and departments to assist with the integration of technology in teaching, provide multimedia / audio-visual services and resources, and support for computer assisted learning, assist departments and the Faculty of Arts with general technology issues, and provide input to policy decisions and coordinate at the campus level and beyond.

 

Safe Work & Learning Environment

TheDepartment of Philosophy is committed to providing a work and learning environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence. We recognize that our institution and our discipline exist in the broader context of a culture in which common attitudes, norms, and practices tolerate, normalize, trivialize, excuse, and sometimes also condone sexual violence. We take seriously our responsibility to create a safe climate where sexual violence is not tolerated and barriers to making a disclosure or complaint are acknowledged and dismantled.

If you experience or witness harassment, discrimination, or sexual violence and wish to make a disclosure, you can speak to the Graduate Advisor, the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), the Chair or any member of the Department you trust and with whom you are comfortable. We take all disclosures seriously.

Sexual Violence Information and Resources

If you receive a disclosure and need guidance about how to respond, you will find all the relevant information and contact in this document. You can also contact our Sexual Violence Policy Departmental Liaison, Joanne McKinnon, if you need help.

 

Teaching-Mentor Program for Graduate Student Instructors

The Department of Philosophy offers a Teaching-Mentor program that is intended to support graduate student instruction by linking graduate student instructors (especially novice instructors) with teaching mentors drawn from the ranks of the department’s continuing faculty. All first-time graduate student instructors of philosophy courses offered through this department will be assigned a mentor by the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies. More experienced graduate student instructors who are teaching a new course or want to get more feedback on their teaching can also request a mentor by contacting the Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies.

 

Graduate Student Travel

The Department is able to provide limited funding for travel to its graduate students participating in scholarly conferences. However, students are expected to apply for the other travel awards for which they are eligible, prior to submitting an application to the Department. For information on travel awards, please see links below.

FGSR Travel Awards

GSA Academic Travel Grant

Department of Philosophy Application for Graduate Travel Funds

 

Forms Cabinet

Directed Reading Course Enrolment 

Comprehensive Examination Report

Informed Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information

Graduate Assistantship Timeuse Guideline form