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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! Please note that we are only able to advise current UCalgary students or recent UCalgary graduates.

Other ways to connect with us:

Would you like us to promote your event? Please fill out this form by Thursday prior to the week you would like the event to be promoted.

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 (Bachelor's degree, Visiting Undergraduate Student Researchers)
    Enrolment Services Office (Office of the Registrar)
  • 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

Ricky Ramdhaney

Manager, International Student Services
Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor

Lien Tran, RCIC

International Student Specialist, Immigration


Nicolle Hans, RCIC

International Student Specialist, Permanent Residence Support

Kirsty Gruber

Advisor, International Student Transition Support

Garrett Beatty

Advisor, International Student Intercultural Programs

Liliana Gonzalez

Career Development Specialist, International Students
Career Services (MSC 188)

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

Jennifer Parsons

Academic Development Specialist, International
Student Success Centre (TFDL 3rd Floor)

To book an appointment with Jennifer Parsons, click here

Rachel Joshaghani

Administrative Assistant, International Student Services

Dr. Paul Papin

Academic Development Specialist
Student Success Centre (TFDL 3rd Floor)

To book an appointment with Paul Papin, click here

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