Graduate Students

Faculty Graduate Policies

The following documents provide Faculty of Education graduate students with procedures and timelines concerning final grade appeals and practicum appeals.

Document Information concerning all matters of academic integrity, e.g. plagiarism, can be found by linking to the Office of Judicial Affairs.

In all matters, students are advised to first contact the graduate coordinator or equivalent of the appropriate department/school/unit.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

There are numerous scholarships and awards available to graduate students in the Faculty of Education. Many are offered by the Faculty of Education, while others are offered either by the University of Alberta or by external sources. Several scholarships and awards go unclaimed each year due to lack of applications, so students are encouraged to apply. To find out more and to see if you are eligible to apply, please use the links listed below.

For further information, please contact Maureen Gormley at

Faculty of Education Awards

The following awards are administered through the Dean of Education’s Office.

  • Bacchus Graduate Research Prize
  • Camrose Normal School Memorial Scholarship in Education
  • Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Graduate Scholarship
  • Phi Delta Kappa Doctoral Dissertation Award
  • Professor Mian Muhammad Afzal

Graduate Scholarship Information concerning the above awards can be obtained from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

M E Lazerte Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Contact your department for deadline. Funded by the Education Society of Edmonton. Awarded annually on the basis of academic standing and leadership potential to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program in an education department within the Faculty of Education.

Departmental and School Awards

University of Alberta Awards

External Awards


These mailing lists contain important information on funding and other news for graduate students. No information on one mailing list will be re-posted to the other two to avoid cross-posting, so we urge you to join all three.

1) GSA Newsletter

The campus-wide Graduate Students' Association runs an email newsletter that distributes information of importance and interest to graduate students from all faculties and departments. To add your name to the recipient list, email and simply request that your name be added. For more information about the GSA, please visit their website at:

2) Faculty of Education Listserv: "edgrad"

EDGRAD is intended to increase communication between graduate students in the Faculty of Education. It is also open to education faculty and staff who may wish to join in the conversation.

To subscribe or unsubscribe to this listserve go to

As an EDGRAD subscriber, you may post notices, ask questions or share information on this mailing list at any time. Your message will then be distributed to all subscribers. To post a message, address your email to: Please use lower case letters in the address.

3) Departmental Listservs

There are also listservs that may exist for your department, which you should subscribe to as well. More information is provided on the welcome email you will receive once you subscribe to edgrad.

Student Representation

Faculty Committees

Faculty of Education graduate students are encouraged to participate in the governance of the Faculty. The experience builds professional relationships within the Faculty, and allows students to be aware and to participate in Faculty decision-making. Graduate students have roles on the committees described below. Click here to access terms of reference, membership, and in some cases minutes of these committees.

Diversity, Equity and Respect Committee (1 rep required for a one year term)

This committee’s mandate is to encourage the practice of the principles of diversity, equity, respect and inclusiveness in the Faculty. Meeting schedule to be determined.

Education Faculty Council (2 reps required each for a one year term)

Education Faculty Council is comprised of all full time academic faculty from Education and a number of stakeholders from across the University. Meetings are scheduled the 1st Tuesday of each month, October to June (excluding January), from 3:30 to 5:00.

Faculty Teaching Awards Committee (1 rep required for a one year term)

This committee promotes and adjudicates applications for a number of Faculty of Education teaching awards, including the Graduate Student Teaching Award, and meets mostly between November and February.

Graduate Academic Affairs Council (GAAC) (1 rep per department/school each for a one year term)

Meetings are scheduled for the 1st Monday of each month, October to June (excluding January) from 10:00 to 11:30. One graduate student representative is chosen from each of the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and the School of Library and Information Studies. Membership provides the opportunity to learn about the graduate programs offered across the Faculty, and to provide feedback about graduate-level programs and courses. Please note this Council has a different submission process – see below for info.

HT Coutts Library Advisory Committee (1 rep required for a one year term)

This committee fosters the cooperative planning and development that has made the HT Coutts library among the best in its field. Committee members develop and facilitate appropriate communication and collaboration between the Library and the Faculty. Meeting schedule to be determined.

Technology Advisory Board (1 rep required for a one year term)

This committee acts as advisory to the Dean on such matters as the integration of technology into teaching, learning and research. Meeting schedule to be determined.

SUBMISSION PROCESS for Diversity, Equity and Respect Committee, Faculty Council, Faculty Teaching Awards Committee, HT Coutts Library Advisory Committee, and Technology Advisory Board (see below for GAAC process & deadline)

Submit a one-page letter of introduction outlining your background, and how your experience and interests relate to the committee(s) of your choice. You may apply to more than one committee. Send your submission electronically to Betty jo Werthmann, Governance Administrator, Submissions for Diversity, Equity and Respect Committee, Faculty Council, Faculty Teaching Awards Committee, HT Coutts Library Advisory Committee, and Technology Advisory Board will be reviewed by and final selections made by an ad hoc committee consisting of each Faculty department and school’s GSA President or delegate, and chaired by the Associate Dean, Graduate Students. All candidates, successful or not, will receive correspondence following the selection process.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Faculty Council, Diversity, Equity and Respect Committee, HT Coutts Library Advisory Committee, and Faculty Teaching Awards Committee

Submissions should be emailed to no later than 8:00 a.m., Friday, September 4th, 2015.

SUBMISSION PROCESS & DEADLINE for Graduate Academic Affairs Council (GAAC)

Student representatives for GAAC are selected annually by the individual department/school student associations. Interested students should contact their department/school graduate student association to review their internal process. It is hoped that appointments will be made as soon as possible to facilitate attendance at meetings.

Names of all chosen representatives will be forwarded to the U of A Graduate Students’ Association for their records.

~Updated July 29, 2015