Healthy People

Student Services

 

  • Campus Food Bank
    The Campus Food Bank is a registered non-profit organization that distributes food items and toiletries to members of the University community including students, staff, and their children.

  • Counselling and Clinical Services
    Counselling & Clinical Services aims to provide accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to U of A students.

  • Employment Opportunities for Students
    The Career Centre is a University of Alberta student service. The centre offers services and resources to assist University of Alberta students and alumni in making transitions to, and within, the work world.

  • Flu Immunization
    Nurses in the University Health Center will provide many immunizations including the flu shot. The Health Center is a walk-in clinic so there is usually a short wait.

  • Graduate Students’ Association
    The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) offers a number of services to its members including photocopying, health and dental plans, assistance with University related problems, emergency loans, collective agreements and labor negotiations, professional development grants programs, lecture grants programs, GSA Awards Night, and case studies dealing with the Code of Student Behavior.

  • Nutritional Counseling
    The University Health Centre provides nutritional counseling. This service is provided by a registered dietitian and appointments can be made through the nursing office in the Health Centre. A referral from a physician is necessary to make an appointment.

  • Payroll/Payment Information
    Payroll Operations maintains a complex, multifaceted payroll and human resource information infrastructure. The service is to ensure that staff and students at the University of Alberta are consistently paid on time and with accuracy.

  • Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support
    The Office of the Registrar administers over $23 million in scholarships, awards, bursaries, and emergency loans to undergraduate students each year. Additional funding and resources are also available from external sources. Students can set up a meeting with a student financial support advisor through Student Connect to determine what type of financial support they need and are eligible for.

  • Sexual Assault
    The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre is part of University Student Services. It provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support, confidentiality, respect, and advocacy are available for those affected by sexual assault. The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre strives for a campus community free of sexual violence.
  • Student Accessibility Services
    Student Accessibility Services (SAS) promotes and coordinates the efforts of University departments and off-campus agencies in meeting students’ special needs. Support services are also provided to help equalize educational opportunities for students.

  • Student Legal Services
    A student managed non-profit society dedicated to helping low income individuals in Edmonton and area understand their legal issues and solve their legal problems.

  • Student Ombudsman
    Student Ombudsman is designed to support students and serve as a resource to the rest of the University community. The OmbudService provides clients with information on University policy, referrals to appropriate departments or services, and advice on open options and courses of action.

  • Students’ Union
    The Students’ Union (SU) provides all of the students at the University with many services, from Orientation and Week of Welcome to information about classes and professors.

  • Student Health Information
    The University Health Centre provides health information that offers help and free interactive health programs to assist students in managing their health.

 

Staff Services

 

  • Association of Academic Staff
    The purposes of the Association, as set out in its bylaws, are to advance and protect the individual and collective interests of its members, to protect independence of thought and freedom of teaching and research, and to provide an environment appropriate to the University and the enhancement of the quality of University education in Alberta.

  • Academic Human Resources
    The role of Academic Staff Administration is to enhance the University's ability to attract and retain high quality academic staff. To this end it develops, implements, and continually modifies policies and practices regarding academic recruitment and employment.

  • Benefit Information (Support and Academic)
    Information about compensation, vacation time, and health benefits is available to all academic and support staff.

  • Collective Agreements
    Collective Agreements provide information about all University staff agreements.

  • Disability Services
    Student Accessibility Services (SAS) promotes and coordinates the efforts of University departments and off-campus agencies in meeting students’ special needs. Support services are also provided to help equalize educational opportunities for students.

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    All faculty and staff have access to the University's Employee and Family Assistance Program, with services provided by Homewood Health. Services include, but are not limited to, psychological counseling, mediation, legal consultations, nutritional counseling and access to physical trainers.

  • Employment Opportunities
    The University of Alberta wants to be recognized as one of the best Universities in Canada. Therefore when hiring, the University wants people with commitment, skill, knowledge and ideas. The University desires teachers, students, researchers and support staff who will work hard to make a difference.

  • Ergonomics
    The Environment, Health and Safety Department supports the University's Mission through service, partnership, guidance, and education. The department promotes health, safety, protection of the environment, and regulatory compliance.
  • Evaluation and Research Services
    Evaluation & Research Services works with clients to conduct formative and summative program and project evaluations. In addition, they conduct their own program of research, collaborate on research projects with partners at the U of A and other institutions, and provide research support services.

  • Human Resource Services
    Human Resource Services offers services to all staff at the University, dealing with benefits, compensation, learning and development, employment opportunities, staff relations, health, safety, and worklife.

  • Labour Relations - Support Staff
    The Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) is the legally recognized bargaining agent for the non-academic staff at the University of Alberta. It negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for over 4,000 non-academic employees. NASA also provides its members with advice and assistance in areas including problem-solving with respect to rights under the collective agreement, health and safety issues, WCB difficulties, and benefit needs.

  • Learning Opportunities - The Learning Shop Calendar
    The Learning Shop is a one-stop comprehensive calendar for learning opportunities on campus.

  • Organizational Health and Effectiveness
    Organizational Health and Effectiveness (OHE) provides organizational effectiveness, change management, staff development and organizational and individual health services to the University community. OHE supports the University’s goals of attracting and retaining talented people and enabling staff members to develop and contribute to their full potential.
  • Pay and Tax Information
    Payroll Operations maintains a complex, multifaceted payroll and human resource information infrastructure. The service is to ensure that staff and students at the University of Alberta are consistently paid on time and with accuracy.

  • Tobacco Cessation Information
    Tobacco Cessation provides information about on and off line assistance available in the Edmonton area, nationwide, and internationally.

  • WCB (Workers’ Compensation Board)
    Workers' Compensation is a disability insurance system that is set up under the Alberta Workers' Compensation Act. This system is intended to assist in bringing strength and resiliency to the workplace by protecting both staff members and employers against the financial impact of work related injuries.

  • WorkLife Programs
    The Organizational Health and Effectiveness utilizes preventive, proactive strategies to support staff members, their supervisor/department and the University in building positive and energizing work environments, effectively managing disabilities, and enhancing the overall quality of staff members’ work and personal lives.

 

General

 

  • Alberta Center for Active Living
    The centre works with practitioners, organizations, and communities to improve the health and quality of life of Albertans through physical activity. All people value, enjoy and benefit from a physically active way of life.
  • Campus and Community Recreation
    The University of Alberta's Campus and Community Recreation promotes participation in physical activity to all members of the University community through sports clubs, active living, leisure classes, men's/women's/co-rec intramural programs, non-credit instructional courses, and fitness and lifestyle classes.

  • Environment, Health and Safety
    Environment, Health and Safety supports the University's Mission through service, partnership, guidance, and education. The department promotes health, safety, protection of the environment, and regulatory compliance.

  • Facilities and Operations
    Facilities and Operations provides direction and leadership on a variety of areas including long-range campus planning; energy management; buildings and grounds maintenance; utilities; energy management and sustainability programs; residence services, conference services, real estate and commercial property management; and ONEcard.

  • Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
    The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the pursuit and achievement of excellence in sport, leisure, and physical activity. The Faculty develops, disseminates, and applies knowledge of sport, leisure, and physical activity through teaching, coaching, research and service.

  • Faculty of Extension
    The Faculty of Extension provides learning for the adult population. Areas of education include up-to-date skills for the 21st century to timeless knowledge for the art of living. The Faculty helps adults achieve educational goals with the right education.
  • Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic
    The University of Alberta Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic is a multi-faceted facility housed in the Kaye Edmonton Clinic on the University of Alberta campus. The clinic consists of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, kinesiologists, massage therapists and orthotists who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, sport and exercise-related concerns. The Clinic serves the needs of both competitive and recreationally active individuals.

  • Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre
    The Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (FLC) is a brand new fitness facility in the Physical Activity and Wellness Center (PAW Center). There are qualified staff to serve all clients and the facility contains a wide variety of fitness equipment including cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and resistance training machines.

  • Human Nutrition Research Unit
    The Human Nutrition Research Unit is a state of the art research and training facility, established in November of 2002 to facilitate and support nutrition research in Western Canada. The centre is committed to improving the health of Canadians through innovative, world-class research programs.

  • Libraries – U of A Libraries
    University of Alberta Libraries contains one of the major research collections in Canada. University of Alberta Libraries provide services to all students, staff, and visitors by encompassing large databases, books, e-journals, reference materials, and reserve items, and assisting students, staff, and visitors with research and the completion of academic requirements.

  • Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights
    The Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights provides assistance to students and staff who have concerns regarding how University policies, procedures or ethical standards are being applied.
  • Partners for Life
    The University is an active member in the Partners for Life Program, a nationwide program that is designed for corporate and community organizations to join forces with Canadian Blood Services and save lives. One unit of blood can save the lives of up to three people! To have your donation counted as part of the program (anytime, anywhere) please register as a Partners for Life member at www.blood.ca
    and enter the U of A's partner ID number: UNIV010313. Please consider supporting the University's effort in this most important cause and help reach our goal.

  • Safewalk
    The Students’ Union Safewalk program provides a safe alternative to walking alone on campus or surrounding areas at night. The program was not created in reaction to crime, but instead as a proactive step in building a safe campus community. This service is available to all staff and students at the University of Alberta.
  • Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement
    The Steadward Centre is affiliated with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. The centre offers high-calibre adapted physical activity programs for children, youth and adults experiencing disability.

  • Student Accessibility Services
    Student Accessibility Services (SAS) promotes and coordinates the efforts of University departments and off-campus agencies in meeting students’ special needs. Support services are also provided to help equalize educational opportunities for students.

  • The Chaplain’s Association
    The University of Alberta chaplains help students make more sense of their environment, get the most out of the University experience, and relate it to God who brings purpose and fullness to all of life. Chaplains are women and men professionally trained in ministry and are appointed by one of the recognized religious communities to assist the University community. The chaplains respect religious liberty and are available to all students.

  • University Health Centre
    The University Health Centre offers professional and friendly services to students and staff at the U of A. Services include immunization, exam deferrals, family practice and obstetrics and gynaecology.

  • University of Alberta Protective Services
    UAPS is available 24 hours a day to address the University community needs. With a large staff of peace officers, student auxiliary members, internal support staff, investigators, LAN coordinators, dispatchers, administrative personnel, and with specialized self-generating projects and programs, the department is viable and responsive to the demands of the campus community.

  • U of A On the Move
    The U of A on the Move initiative began in the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics as the lecture topic for Reunion Weekend 2003. The program is modeled after programs such as America on the Move (USA) and the 10,000 Steps Rockhampton (Australia) program. It is designed to promote physical activity and provide objective feedback to individuals as they become more active.

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Organizational Health and Effectiveness
Phone: 
780-492-2249
Fax: 780-492-0798
E-mail: org.health@ualberta.ca

University Health Centre
Phone:
780-492-2612
E-mail: uwell@ualberta.ca

Recreation Services
Phone: 
780-492-2555
E-mail: campusrec@ualberta.ca