Events & Announcements

2014 Grad Expo

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the University of Alberta Graduate and Professional Expo once again this year.

Registration will open on July 7, 2014.

Please register at

Grad Expo Registration 2014 website

Please see our Expo website HERE for more information.

FGSR Office Hours

FGSR will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

FGSR will be closed for the lunch hour from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Fee Assessments

Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 fee assessments are now posted on Beartracks.  Please review your fee assessments carefully and contact

to review your fees if you are unsure of the amounts posted.


FGSR Professional Development Week

Dates:  July 7th - 21st, 2014

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is hosting a series of professional development sessions for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the campus community at large. Details for each session are attached. Please RSVP at for each session you plan to attend. All sessions are free.

Agenda:  [PDF Document]

Note: two sessions may be used towards Ethics Credit. Please review with your department Graduate Coordinator/Chair if they will accept these sessions for this purpose. If you planning to attend the sessions Intellectual Property and/or Student Supervisor - Conflict Resolution, please note that you will be required to sign the attendance sheet and must stay the duration of the session for credit.

Monday July 14th

Session 1: Research Impact Measures - The Times Are Changin'

Session 2: Internships with MITACS


Tuesday July 15th

Session 3: Career Management with CAPS

Session 4: Pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Session 5: Preparing your Scholarship Application – Research Description


Wednesday July 16th

Session 6: Linked - In - A Road to Employment Success?

Session 7: Research Administration (RAD) 101 for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Session 8: How to Prepare Your Thesis for Your Committee and for Submission


Thursday July 17th

Session 9: Giving an Elevator or Hallway Pitch

Session 10: Student Supervisor Conflict Resolution – Ethics Credit

Session 11: Developing your Networking Skills


Friday July 18th

Session 12: Preparing for Your Defense

Session 13: International Students and Immigration Issues


Monday July 21st

Session 14: Intellectual Property– Ethics Credit




Thesis submission deadline for Fall 2014 Convocation without Fall 2014 registration is August 29, 2014 at 4 p.m. 

Thesis submission deadline for Fall 2014 Convocation with THES 910 registration in Fall 2014 is September 29, 2014 at 4 pm (only certain non-instructional fees are assessed). FGSR will register students in THES 910 when their thesis has been successfully accepted.

Please contact your Graduate Student Services Advisor at Grad Advisors with questions regarding thesis submission.

Please view our Thesis Deadline Information Page.