Projects and Initiatives

U of A ACCESS Open Minds

ACCESS Open Minds is a nation-wide research project with the goal of developing an evidence-informed, sustainable, and scalable model for mental health service delivery that could transform youth mental health outcomes across Canada. The University of Alberta is the first and only post-secondary research site. 


Dean of Students' Service Excellence Awards

The Service Excellence Awards are intended to recognize excellence in the work conducted within the Dean of Students' portfolio by dedicated portfolio team members (includes full- and part-time contractors and student employees) and volunteers across all U of A campuses. 


Multi-faith Prayer and Meditation Space

The Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space in 172 HUB has been provided by the University of Alberta as an inclusive space for the campus community, with sensitivity to the specific requirements of diverse faith groups on campus. Although primarily for prayer and meditation, this space is available for dialogues and conference meetings, mentorship of student religious leaders, and spiritually based engagement that express a specifically interfaith perspective. 


Students Who Parent Project

The goal of the Students Who Parent Project is to enhance support for the U of A's student parents and meaningfully shift perceptions of our student parents on campus. 


U of A Safe House Program

The University of Alberta Safe House Program offers temporary emergency accommodation for current students and their children. Registered students who are experiencing an immediate personal safety risk (i.e. emotional, physical, and/or sexual harm), facing intolerable living conditions, or financially destitute are eligible for the program.