Vice-Provost and Dean of Students

We are open

We're here to support you! We may be working remotely but we're still "here" to provide you with the services that you need.

Please go to the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information page for the university's latest updates.


The Office of the Dean of Students is here to support you during this time of change and uncertainty. Although all group events have been cancelled for the remainder of the Winter 2020 term, our offices and services remain open. Please visit service webpages for up to date information about hours of operation, changes, or other concerns as needed. 

The latest essential information about the University’s response to COVID-19 is available online at

The Vice-Provost and Dean of Students is the University's senior administrator responsible for providing a number of specialized support services to help students achieve success and reach their academic potential.

The Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) facilitates a positive relationship between students, faculty, and administration and promotes a respectful campus environment for all.


About Us

The Vice Provost and Dean of Students is supported by the Associate Dean, a team of assistant deans, and several centralized service staff.

Diversity and Inclusion

All students are welcome and supported by our office and portfolio of services, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.


Guided by the University's Duty to Accommodate, we strive to support students in achieving academic success by making reasonable adjustments to our services.

Supporting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students

We recognize and support the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community at the U of A and work to provide the space and support for the flourishing of all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.

Supporting Student Mental Health

We provide support and services for all students in achieving and maintaining their mental health and well-being.

We're here for you!

We recognize that all students are being impacted significantly by COVID-19 and are dealing with rapidly changing information, deadlines, and academic delivery methods.

The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to ensuring that no student suffers long-term consequences from these changing circumstances - we’re here for you. If you are unsure of which services you need, email

Student Services

View our portfolio of student services, including academic, professional development, health, and well-being supports.

Chromebook Lending Program

The Office of the Dean of Students has a limited supply of Chromebooks that can be lent to U of A students. Due to the limited numbers of Chromebooks, this lending program will be conducted via a referral system.

Email to explore options and access support. 

Projects and Initiatives

View the current projects and initiatives we are involved in support the ever-changing needs of students and our campus community.

Reports and Policies

Read the reports created by the Vice Provost and Dean of Students and campus partners, as well as policies related to community conduct.

Committees and Collaborations

View the current committees and collaborations dedicated to improving student life and well-being.

Faculty and Staff Resources

Review our resources that support faculty and staff in developing positive, supportive relationships with students.