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Key Stats

Infographic showing that 2,852 low-income students received financial aid from 2018-2022


research impact

For the period 2018–2022

№ relevant publications: 236

№ times cited: 1,962

Source: InCites


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Institutional Stewardship Initiatives

Student Financial Supports

The University of Alberta provides a number of financial supports to students. These include needs-based scholarships and awardssuch as the Discover University of Alberta Award, which assists domestic students who have demonstrated financial challenges and barriers to attending university. The University of Alberta also provides bursaries and emergency funding to cover unexpected financial shortfalls, and Child Care Grants to help offset the costs of child care for students and support their degree completion. 

University Anti-Poverty Programs

The University of Alberta offers a number of support programs and resources to the campus community, including students from low income families. The Campus and Community Resources webpage lists numerous programs that are available on campus and beyond, including mental health, medical, legal, and housing and accommodations resources. The Campus and Community Resources webpage also provides information on food security, furniture and clothing, employment, child and family support, employment and financial resources.

Research Institutes, Centres & Projects

All In For Youth

AIFY is a model for delivering social support to children experiencing vulnerability in their school communities. “Wraparound” support provides students with life coaching, mental health treatment, nutrition, out of school care and more across five inner-city Edmonton schools. Since the start of the initiative, AIFY has been able to provide wraparound support to over 2,200 students and their families each school year. Since 2016, CUP has supported the annual evaluation of the AIFY initiative using a participatory research approach.

UofA Public Health Research

Public health research by Maria Mayan and her team is supporting the work of the non-profit EndPovertyEdmonton. The research forms the basis for EndPovertyEdmonton’s work encouraging innovative approaches to creating good jobs for a broader range of people as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.