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International Student Services (ISS)

Are you a current UCalgary international student, newly-admitted UCalgary international student, or a recently-graduated UCalgary international student with questions or needing assistance? Please email us at:

Please contact us using your @ucalgary email account. We are only able to advise current UCalgary students or recent UCalgary graduates.


Other ways to connect

Follow us on social media

For up-to-date news and events, follow us on Facebook and on Instagram.

Share your event or group in our newsletter

Want to share something with international students at UCalgary? Submit your information to promote your event or feature your student club/group in our weekly newsletter (bi-weekly in spring/summer).

Find international student research participants

Are you a study coordinator or researcher looking for participation from an international student audience? Submit your study information and ISS can help promote it to international students.

Admission Information

Prospective Students: Our office does not handle admissions to the university. If you are a prospective student needing admissions information, please contact the following office for assistance:

  • Undergraduate Admissions 
  • Graduate Admissions (Master's degree, PhD degree, Visiting Graduate Student Researchers)
    Graduate admissions are handled by individual graduate programs. Find the contact information for your program of interest here.

Regulated Immigration Advisors

International Student Services (ISS) has Regulated Immigration Advisors who are legally authorized to provide advice on Canadian study permits, work permits, visas, and Permanent Residence.

For visa, study permit and work permits, drop in advising is available:

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Permanent Residence (PR) advising

Appointments are required for Permanent Residence (PR) advising and are available after you have attended a PR information session.

Dates for these sessions can be found in our Upcoming Events.

Please note that we cannot give immigration advice over the phone and we are unable to provide admissions information.

International Student Services Staff


Lien Tran, RCIC

Manager, International Student Services
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
issimmigration@ucalgary.ca

Rachel Joshaghani

Administrative Assistant, International Student Services
iss@ucalgary.ca

Diana Jamal-Samborski, RCIC

Immigration Specialist
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
issimmigration@ucalgary.ca

Nicolle Hans, RCIC

International Student Specialist, Permanent Residence Support
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
issimmigration@ucalgary.ca

Kirsty Gruber

Advisor, International Student Transition Support
kirsty.gruber@ucalgary.ca

Garrett Beatty

Advisor, International Student Intercultural Programs
gsbeatty@ucalgary.ca

Peggy Liaw

Co-op Intern, International Student Services
iss@ucalgary.ca

Liliana Gonzalez

Career Development Specialist, International Students
Career Services (MSC 188)
gonzalml@ucalgary.ca

To book an appointment with Liliana Gonzalez, go to CareerLink.

Jennifer Parsons

Academic Development Specialist, International
Student Success Centre (TFDL 3rd Floor)
jen.parsons@ucalgary.ca

To book an appointment with Jennifer Parsons, click here

Dr. Paul Papin

Academic Development Specialist
Student Success Centre (TFDL 3rd Floor)
ppapin@ucalgary.ca

To book an appointment with Paul Papin, click here

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