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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 Tower 213
Faculty number: 403.220.4938
Fax: 403.289.7635
Email address:

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:
Eloise Carr (Students)
Julie Deans (International/Foothills Programs)
Lisa Hughes (Policy)
George Shimizu (Scholarships)

Assistant Dean:
Dave Hansen (Supervisory Development)

Office Staff:
Gillian Robinson, Senior Director, Strategic Operations
Susan Larsen, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost and Dean
Lorita Chiu, Policy and International Specialist
Tara Christie, My GradSkills Program
Tom Liu, Graduate Recruitment Specialist
Veronica Vincent, Communications Coordinator (Interim)
Chantelle Sonnleitner, Communications Coordinator (on leave)
Cathie Stiven, Manager, Graduate Awards
Jamie Pryde, Team Lead, Graduate Scholarship
Erin Coburn, Graduate Scholarship Officer
Tess Katcharov, Graduate Scholarship Officer
Cameron Vanderwey, Graduate Scholarship Officer
Joan Tetrault, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Awards
Kaili Xu, Manager, Admissions and Records
Corey Wilkes, Team Lead, Graduate Admissions and Registrations
Robin Hawes, Graduate Program Officer
Catalina Kovacs, Graduate Program Officer
Calvin Lac, Graduate Program Officer
Benedicta Antepim, Graduate Program Officer

Monica Gollaz, Faculty Administrative Officer
Daryn Ronald, Faculty Administrative Assistant
Ngaire King, Administrative Assistant, Dean’s office