Resources for Graduate Students

The University of Alberta is fortunate to have substantial resources available to graduate students in the Department.

Graduate Students Association The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is a student-run, not-for-profit organization, and the official representative body for all Masters and PhD students at the University of Alberta. The GSA represents over 7,000 graduate students for the University of Alberta’s Board of Governors and other decision-making bodies. The equivalent organization for undergraduate students is the Students’ Union.

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research The FGSR manages all aspects of graduate student scholarship at the University. Their Outreach Program promotes teaching experience beyond the University campus. Graduate students are provided opportunities to teach at elementary, junior, and senior high levels, as well as at colleges, within community groups, and within industry. The FGSR also offers other professional development workshops and resources to graduate students so that they may pursue career development, communication and professional practice skills while completing their degrees.

Postdoctoral Fellows Office The Postdoctoral Fellows Office offers many resources including a mentorship program, career counselling and financial services.

Arts Resource Centre  The Arts Resource Centre (ARC) is a service unit, dedicated to providing expertise and physical resources to instructors, students and teaching units in the Faculty of Arts. They offer instructional design support to individual instructors and departments to assist with the integration of technology in teaching; provide multimedia / audio-visual services and resources, and support for computer assisted learning; assist departments and the Faculty of Arts with general technology issues; and provide input to policy decisions and coordinate at the campus level and beyond. -- is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. This information is valuable to students who are dealing with the competitive nature of higher education and its rising costs