School of Library and Information Studies

COVID-19 Impacts and Information

Updates for Students

COVID-19 Information for Graduate Students

COVID-19 Resources for Students Resources for mental health support, financial support, online learning, and more. 

Winter 2021 Dates

The University of Alberta recognizes that this year has been full of challenges and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the university will officially resume regular (and largely remote) operations on January 4, the start date for the Winter 2021 term has changed in order to continue to adapt and support the university community. Courses will resume on January 11, 2021. Dates for exams, add/drop, and end of term have also changed. See Winter 2021 Dates for more information. 

Course Delivery and Campus Access

The majority of courses normally delivered on-campus are being delivered remotely for Winter 2021 and the majority of university buildings, including the Education Complex, remain closed with restricted access. A small number of select buildings repain open on campus. See Campus Building Hours for more information.  

Congradulations to our Fall 2020 Convocating Students! 

Congradulations to our Class of 2020! Though Fall Convocation, like that in the Spring, was held virtually this year we still celebrate, encourage, and inspire one another. 

Congradulations from the Deans 

List of Graduates

Message from SLIS Interim Chair Kathleen De Long

Dear SLIS community,

I am very privileged to be acting as your Chair for the year 2020/21. We have many challenges at the moment, from budget crisis to COVID and its impact on our lives and the program, and then with learning how to deal with racism and injustice in all its forms. Is it unreasonable to still be optimistic about our future? Peter Drucker once said "The best way to predict the future is to create it." I look forward to creating a future with all of you. I am also looking forward to renewing acquaintance or meeting you for the first time. My (virtual) door is always open, feel free to contact me.

Stay safe, and stay healthy




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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