School of Library and Information Studies

Preparing for Fall 2021

The University of Alberta is taking a phased approach to the reopening of our campuses for Fall 2021. Faculty and staff will begin returning in stages starting in the Summer. In Fall Term 2021 80% of University of Alberta classes will be delivered in person and all campuses are expected to be fully open by January 2022. 

New and returning SLIS students should pay close attention to Beartracks and your UAlberta email for updates and notifications, including information on orientation, as we prepare for Fall term. 

For more information on reopening and returning to campus, see What to Expect this September

Congratulations to Our Students!

On June 25th, 2021, the University came together to virtually celebrate all of our students who finished their degrees this year. We also want to congratulate our award-winning students on their accomplishments this year.  

  • Arianna Alcaraz – 2021 AALL George A. Strait Minority Scholarship and Fellowship
  • Jonathan Bowie – 2021 Diana M. Priestly Memorial Scholarship
  • Ella Hichcock – Successful MA/MLIS Digital Humanities thesis defence: “Why is that a tag?!: User-generated tag structure in online fan fiction archives” (defended on 19 May 19, 2021).
  • Ashley Huot – 2021 Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

If you are a SLIS student and have recieved a scholarship, award, or other accolade, and wish to be listed here, please email


Land Acknowledgement / Reconnaissance des terres

The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.

L'Université de l'Alberta reconnaît respectueusement qu'elle est située sur les terres du Traité 6, lieu de rassemblement traditionnel pour de nombreux peuples autochtones dont les Cris, les PiedsNoirs, les Métis, les Sioux des Nakotas, les Iroquois, les Dénés, les Ojibwés/Saulteaux/ Anichinabés, les Inuits et bien d'autres encore, dont les histoires, les langues et les cultures continuent d'influencer notre communauté si vivante.

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