Graduate Students

2016-2017

SSHRC PhD

Jessie Beier - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction

Adriana Boffa - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction

Christina Grant - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction

Patrick Tomczyk - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction

Cathryn van Kessel - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (May 1-June 30, 2016 Renewal) & President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction

Ronald Wigglesworth - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction

SSHRC Master's

Christa King - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Master's (SSHRC) and Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship

U of A Awards and Other Scholarships

Sung Kyung Ahn - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Jessie Beier - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Patricia Jagger - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Colleen Knechtel - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Chantelle Lamotte - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Joni McBeth Turville - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral

Sara Solvey - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Master's

Sean Groten - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Master's

Wisam Abdul Jabbar - Bacchus Graduate Research Prize

Adriana Boffa - Camrose Normal School Memorial Scholarship in Education

Adriana Boffa - Dr Bruce Bain Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Nicole Day - Dr Peggy Quinney Doctoral Scholarship

Anita Lafferty - Indigenous Graduate Award

Robert Piazza - JDH McFetridge Graduate Scholarship in Secondary Education

Dale Saddleback - Indigenous Graduate Award

Sara Solvey - Friends of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarship

Calvin Zakaria Swai - Dr Julie Long Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics Education

Xiong Wang - Tom Kieren Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics Education

Ellen Watson - Devendra Jindal Graduate Scholarship

Ellen Watson - Graduate Student Teaching Award

Ronald Wigglesworth - GRA Rice Graduate Scholarship in Communications

Dawn Wiseman - Bacchus Graduate Research Prize

Yin Yin - BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

Jessie Beier - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

Emilie Lavoie - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

Remonia Morrison - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

Yan Wang - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Travel Awards

Sara Solvey - Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award

Faculty of Education Adjudicated Awards

Sung Kyung Ahn - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award

Jin Mi Kwon -Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award

Lixin Luo - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award

Ronald Wigglesworth - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award

2015-2016

SSHRC PhD

Nancy Bray - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015

Christina Grant - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015

Christina Grant - CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 2015

Margaret Shane - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015

Patrick Tomczyk - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015

Cathryn van Kessel - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015

Ronald Wigglesworth - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015

SSHRC Master's

Belal Sweileh - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Master's (SSHRC) and Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship 2015

U of A Awards and Other Scholarships

Wisam Abdul Jabbar - Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize 2015

Yin Yin - Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (Renewal) 2015

Sung Kyung Ahn – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2015

Adriana Boffa – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2015

Joni McBeth Turville – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2015

Dale Saddleback – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2015

Jeanette Vandale – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2015

Christa King – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship – Master’s 2015

Nancy Bray – JDH McFetridge Graduate Scholarship 2015

Jing Cui – Friends of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarship 2015

Jing Cui – Wendy Keiver Graduate Award in Education and Literacy 2015

Behnaz Herbst - Tom Kieren Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics Education 2015

Hyekyung Kim - Bacchus Graduate Research Prize 2015

Patrick Tomczyk – Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Graduate Scholarship 2015

Patrick Tomczyk - Ronald Gordon Rowswell Graduate Award 2015

Ronald Wigglesworth – Graduate Student Teaching Award 2016

Yin Yin – Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta Graduate Scholarship 2015

Yin Yin – Edward Chang Memorial Graduate Scholarship 2015

Yin Yin – Melba Sadler Graduate Scholarship in Education 2015

Yin Yin – Dr Peggy Quinney Doctoral Scholarship 2015

Yin Yin – Richard Sheridan Carson Graduate Scholarship for Intercultural and International Understanding 2015

U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

Sung Kyung Ahn – U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2015

Adriana Boffa – U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2015

Christopher Charles – U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2015

Juhwan Kim – U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2015

Dale Saddleback – U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2015

Jeanette Vandale – U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2015

External Awards

Kelly Harding - 2015 Provincial Excellence in Teaching Award

Kelly Harding - 2014-2015 Distinguished Leadership Award

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Travel Awards

Wisam Abdul Jabbar - FGSR Travel Award 2015

Jin Mi Kwon - J Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award 2016

Izabella Orzelski - FGSR Travel Award 2015

Daniela Nascimento - Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award 2015

Faculty of Education Adjudicated Awards

Emmanuel Deogratias - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2016

Ratera Mayar - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2016

Daniela Nascimento - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2015

Calvin Swai - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2016

Xiong Wang - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2016

2014-2015

SSHRC PhD

Wisam Abdul Jabbar - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

Nancy Bray - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

Nancy Bray - CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 2014

Christina Grant - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

Mandy Krahn - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

Tracy Onuczko - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

Patrick Tomczyk - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

Ronald Wigglesworth - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2014

U of A Awards and Other Scholarships

Ellen Fritz - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Kurtis Hewson - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Donald McPherson - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Gail Sajo - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Dean Sarnecki - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Belal Sweileh - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Master's 2014

Xiong Wang - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Leslie Robinson - Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize 2014

Yin Yin - Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship 2014

Almond Aguila - Bacchus Graduate Research Prize 2014

Jing Cui - Myer Horowitz Graduate Students' Association Graduate Scholarship 2014

Nicole Day - JDH McFetridge Graduate Scholarship 2014

Ellen Fritz - Margaret J Saunders Graduate Award 2014

Lixin Luo - Tom Kieren Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics Education 2014

Belal Sweileh - Professor Mian Muhammad Afzal Graduate Scholarship in Education 2014

Cathryn van Kessel - Graduate Student Teaching Award 2015

U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

Ellen Fritz - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Christina Grant - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Kurtis Hewson - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Zhaoxia Huang - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Donald McPherson - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Gail Sajo - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Xiong Wang - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2014

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Travel Awards

Cathryn van Kessel - Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award 2014

Iris Yin - Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award 2014

Faculty of Education Adjudicated Awards

Antonella Bell - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2015

2013-2014

SSHRC PhD

Wisam Abdul Jabbar - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2013

Nancy Bray - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2013

Mandy Krahn - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2013

Tracy Onuczko - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2013

Leslie Robinson - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Doctoral (SSHRC) (Renewal) and President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2013

SSHRC Master's

Carol Brown - Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS - Master's (SSHRC) and Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship 2013

U of A Awards and Other Scholarships

Dawn Wiseman - Dissertation Fellowship 2013

Nicole Day - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2013

Behnaz Herbst - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2014

Patrick Tomczyk - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2013

Cathryn van Kessel - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2013

Ronald Wigglesworth - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral 2013

Shanshan Yu - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Master's 2013

Jessie Beier - Graduate Student Teaching Award 2014

Carol Brown - Audrey and Jack Reid Graduate Scholarship 2013

Monica Chalal - Devendra Jindal Graduate Scholarship 2013

Yin Yin - GRA Rice Graduate Scholarship in Communications 2013

Nancy Bray - JDH McFetridge Graduate Scholarship 2013

Patrick Tomczyk - Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Graduate Scholarship 2013

Michael Kohlman - Melba Sadler Graduate Scholarship in Education 2013

Carol Brown - Professor Mian Muhammad Afzal Graduate Scholarship 2013

Priscila Dias Correa - Tom Kieren Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics Education 2013

U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

Nancy Bray - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2013

Nicole Day - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2013

Priscila Dias Correa - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship (Renewal) 2013

Stacey Hannay - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2013

Patrick Tomczyk - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2013

Cathryn van Kessel - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2013

Ronald Wigglesworth - U of A Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2013

External Awards

Daniel Grassick - Alberta Teachers' Association Doctoral Fellowship in Education 2013

Janis Irwin - Alberta Teachers' Association Doctoral Fellowship in Education 2013

Yin Yin - China Scholarship Council, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2013

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research Travel Awards

Jessie Beier - Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award 2013

Monica Chalal - J Gordin Kaplin Graduate Student Award 2013

Erika Goble - Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award 2013

Peggy Jubien - Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award 2014

Richelle Marynowski - Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award 2013

Michelle Kilborn - J Gordin Kaplin Graduate Student Award 2013

Leslie Robinson - J Gordin Kaplin Graduate Student Award 2013

Faculty of Education Adjudicated Awards

Bryan Clarke - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2013

Janis Irwin - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2013

Zahra Kasamali - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2013

Janelle McFeetors - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2013

Naureen Mumtaz - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2014

Leslie Robinson - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2014

Yin Yin - Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award 2014

Course Registration Procedures

The University operates year round. Fall Term is from September to December; Winter Term is from January to April. Intersession is comprised of two, six-week terms--Spring (early May to mid-June); and Summer (early July to mid-August). While research is continual throughout the university year, graduate course offerings are concentrated in the Fall and Winter terms.

Before Fall classes begin the student must meet with their assigned program advisor/supervisor to establish a suitable program of courses and answer other questions the student may have. It is the student's responsibility to arrange a meeting with their program advisor/supervisor to discuss areas of interest and receive guidance on course selection. Before registering for courses, students must meet with their program advisors/supervisors to plan their programs. A Program Planning Form must to be completed by the student in consultation with their program advisor/supervisor by August 31 of each year until coursework, residency (if applicable), and final project/thesis requirements are complete. Please note that copies of submitted reports are automatically sent to the program advisor/supervisor and Graduate Program Administrator and placed on the student’s file. The Program Planning Forms are available on the department website.

Students can then register using Bear Tracks, an interactive service for students. For Secondary Education graduate courses that are closed to web registration, please contact the instructor to obtain permission to be registered in the course and forward confirmation to the Graduate Program Administrator (edsegrad@ualberta.ca) who will register the student. Students wishing to take graduate courses from outside of the department should refer to our Course Registration information.

Graduate courses are 500-level & 600-level courses and are listed in the University Calendar. Information about current year course offerings are available in Bear Tracks and on the department website.

Students can change their course registration without financial penalties up to the specified registration deadline for a given term. Please see the University Calendar for exact dates and penalties. It is important that students register via Bear Tracks prior to the specified deadlines. Students who do not register by the deadlines must petition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) via the department to have late registration changes approved. For any changes to registration after the specified deadlines, please refer to the University Calendar.

Students who are having difficulty in a course are encouraged to discuss the situation with the instructor, and/or the Associate Chair Graduate Program. Any course withdrawal form must be signed by the Associate Chair Graduate Program and approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR).

Master’s Course-Based Program Registration

Master’s course-based students must register in course work for at least one term in each September to August period to keep their program active. Please note that newly-admitted Master’s course-based students must register at least one course in their admit term. For more information, please see the University Calendar.

Failure to register in any academic year will be interpreted by FGSR as a withdrawal and the student will have to apply for readmission and pay a readmission fee.

EDSE 900 MEd Course-Based Final Project

After all course work is complete, MEd course-based students must register in the final project course, EDSE 900. Registration in EDSE 900 will normally take place in the term a student plans to complete the program.

Doctoral & Master’s Thesis-Based Program Registration

Doctoral (PhD & EdD) and Master’s thesis-based students who begin their program as full-time must continue as full-time for the remainder of their program. For more information, please see the FGSR website. Note that doctoral students must maintain full-time status for the duration of their program. Master’s students have the option to begin their program on a part-time basis.

To be registered as full time (particularly for immigration, student loan or scholarship purposes), the thesis-based student should register in at least 3 courses (9 units) in each Fall and Winter term. A typical course has a weight of 3 units. Any total number of units less than 9 units per term in Fall and Winter terms defines the student as part time.

Full-time thesis-based students who register in less than 3 courses (9 units) per term must also register in Thesis (THES) for Fall and Winter terms to make up full-time registration status. Students can register in THES 90x where x can be 3, 6, or 9, indicating the course units. Note that course units are not the same as fee index units.

  • Students registering in 0 courses (0 units) per term must register in THES 909 (9 units) in any given Fall and/or Winter term.
  • Students registering in 1 course (3 units) per term must register in THES 906 (6 units) in any given Fall and/or Winter term.
  • Students registering in 2 courses (6 units) per term must register in THES 903 (3 units) in any given Fall and/or Winter term.

Please note that registration in THES 906 (6 units) will be automatically added by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) to each thesis-based student's (for students admitted Fall 2011 onwards) registration for Spring and Summer terms. This is considered the full-time Thesis category for these terms. It is important to also note that courses taken in addition to the THES 906 during Spring and Summer are at an additional cost to the student.

Once the required graduate courses are completed and the focus shifts towards the thesis/dissertation, students must register in THES each term (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer for students admitted Fall 2011 onwards & Fall, Winter for students admitted before Fall 2011) until program completion.

Note that on the University of Alberta transcript, the mark on a THES course shows as IN (incomplete) until after the student has completed their program. Then the mark of CR (completed requirements) will appear.

Failure to register in any academic year will be interpreted by FGSR as a withdrawal and the student will have to apply for readmission and pay a readmission fee.

For more information, please see the University Calendar or the FGSR website.

THES 919 Registration

Doctoral (PhD & EdD) and Master’s thesis-based students admitted before Fall 2011 may be eligible to register in THES 919; a special full-time status course; which will be assessed the Reduced Thesis-Only Fee. This fee is lower than the Instructional Fee assessed for THES 909. In order to be eligible for THES 919 the student must meet the criteria outlined on the FGSR website. To be assessed the lower fee, students should register in THES 919 instead of THES 909. Both THES 909 and 919 registrations are equivalent to 9 units in a term.

Off-Campus THES Registration

Graduate students who live more than 80 kilometers from Edmonton may be eligible to be registered as off-campus students for thesis research. Off-campus students are exempted from the Athletics and Recreation fee, the Health Services fee, the U-Pass fee and pay the part-time CoSSS fee. Requests for off-campus THES registration should be directed to the Graduate Program Administrator (edsegrad@ualberta.ca). Student must email their requests from their University of Alberta email account, include their student ID number, and their mailing address in the request. The Graduate Program Administrator will then forward their request to FGSR for processing. For more information, please see the FGSR website.

Course Audits

Graduate students who wish to audit a course must complete a Course Audit Form and obtain instructor and department approval. There are certain periods when audit registrations are accepted. Please see the University Calendar for details and deadlines. For more information, please see the FGSR website, the University Calendar, and the Registrar’s Office website.