Waiver Process Review

Insurance & Risk Assessment is conducting an institutional review of waivers. As the office of administrative responsibility for the waiver procedure, we will be working with General Counsel, the Information and Privacy Office, and users to ensure that we develop a consistent and sustainable process for activity-specific waiver development.


Our goals are: 

  • to develop consistent formats and language for waivers across campuses

  • to update templates currently in use to align with advice from General Counsel & Information and Privacy Office

  • to streamline the process for requesting waivers through our office

  • to create and publish detailed guidelines for the use of waivers including criteria for low risk activities that may be exempt from waiver requirements

  • to ensure that waivers are as tailored as possible to each specific activity

We aim to have the guidelines and new templates developed by July 31 and to have this phase of the project completed by the end of 2018.


We need your help to ensure that we are considering your department's needs during our review. If your department keeps any waiver templates or forms on file to use in your office, please send them to us for review along with a general summary of when and how you distribute them. If you know of someone else in your area who uses waivers, please ask them to contact us. If you simply wish to be apprised of our progress and any changes that we make, please send us a message and we can add your email address to our waiver user list. 


Please contact us at insurance.risk@ualberta.ca with questions or to send us your information.


Cathy Myles, Director

Insurance & Risk Assessment

Risk Management Services