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Graduate Studies Calendar 2012-2013 Important Notice and Disclaimer
Important Notice and Disclaimer

The material and information in this Calendar is compiled from academic and administrative office submissions and are time-sensitive. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure it is correct and accurate at the time of publication, but inaccuracies and errors may occur. If there is an inconsistency or conflict between the general academic regulations and policies published in the Graduate Calendar, and such regulations and policies as established by resolution of a Faculty or of the University General Faculties Council, the regulations and policies version as approved by the Faculty or the University General Faculties Council will prevail.

By the act of registration with the University of Calgary, each student shall be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the regulations and policies of the University and of the program in which that student is enrolled as well as any relevant Faculty policies and regulations.

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the general information, rules and regulations contained in the Calendar, and with the specific information, rules and regulations of the Faculty or Faculties in which they are registered or enrolled or seek registration or enrolment, as well as the specific requirements of each degree, diploma or certificate sought. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the courses chosen are appropriate to the program and graduation requirements.

Students should note that not every course listed in the Calendar is offered every year, nor does being admitted into a program guarantee space in any given course.

The University of Calgary has the responsibility and reserves the right to make changes in the information contained in the Calendar, in either its printed or electronic form, and will provide as much notice as administratively possible in effecting such change.

The University of Calgary does not accept, and hereby expressly disclaims, any and or all responsibility or liability to any person, persons or group, either direct or indirect, consequential or otherwise, arising out of any one or more of such changes and, specifically, the University hereby disclaims liability to any person who may suffer loss as a result of reliance upon any information contained in this Calendar.

The University of Calgary disclaims all responsibility and liability for loss or damage suffered or incurred by any student or other party as a result of delays in or termination of its services, courses, or classes by reason of force majeure, pandemics, public health emergencies, fire, flood, riots, war, strikes, lock-outs, damage to University property, financial exigency or other events beyond the reasonable control of the University. The University also disclaims any and all liability for damages arising as a result of errors, interruptions or disruptions to operations or connected with its operations or its campuses, arising out of computer failure or non-compliance of its computing systems.

The Graduate Calendar is available online in electronic form on the Faculty of Graduate Studies Web site at: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/. The online Calendar is the official University Calendar.

Faculty of Graduate Studies General Information


The mission of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary is to work with graduate programs to aid them in attracting well-prepared students, supporting the students well while they are here, graduating a high percentage of them in reasonable time, and producing graduate degree holders who are well-respected contributors in their fields wherever they are employed. To achieve this, the Faculty works with programs in setting admission standards and program requirements, and in establishing supervisory and examination committees. The Faculty is also closely involved in the administration of over $30 million annually in financial awards for graduate study.

Contact Information:

Location: MacKimmie Library Tower 213
Faculty number: 403.220.4938
Fax: 403.289.7635
Email address: graduate@ucalgary.ca
Website: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/

Student information: Enquiries concerning graduate programs should be directed to the unit offering the program. The Faculty website contains direct links to units offering graduate programs.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Lisa Young

Associate Deans:
Lisa Hughes
George Shimizu
David Westwick
Paul Schnetkamp (Medicine)

Office Staff:
Gillian Robinson, Director, Strategic Planning and Administration
Lorita Chiu, Graduate Council and Committees Co-ordinator
Tara Christie, Manager My GradSkills Program
Jennifer de Roaldes, Manager, Admissions and Records
Trisha Kingcott, Interim Communications Co-ordinator
Chantelle Sonnleitner, Communications Co-ordinator (on leave)

Cathie Stiven, Manager, Graduate Awards
Erin Coburn, Graduate Scholarship Officer
Jamie Pryde, Graduate Scholarship Officer
Cameron Vanderwey, Graduate Scholarship Officer
Joan Tetrault, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Awards

Corey Wilkes, Team Lead, Graduate Admissions and Registrations
Robin Hawes, Graduate Program Officer
Catalina Kovacs, Graduate Program Officer
Calvin Lac, Graduate Program Officer
Shannon Mahoney, Graduate Program Officer

Monica Gollaz, Faculty Administrative Officer
Krista Egan, Faculty Administrative Assistant
Nurani Mawji, Administrative Assistant, Financial