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Graduate Contact Information

For general inquiries with respect to the Graduate Program, please contact Ines Kubicek, Graduate Program Administrator. For specific admission inquiries, please contact Dr. Liza McCoy, Graduate Program Director.

Administrator:
Ines Kubicek
E-mail: ikubicek@ucalgary.ca
Telephone: (403) 220-6501
Fax: (403) 282-9298

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Liza McCoy
E-mail: mccoy@ucalgary.ca
Telephone: (403) 220-6856
Fax: (403) 282-9298

Our mailing address is:

Department of Sociology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary , Alberta
T2N 1N4

We are located in the Social Sciences Building on the east side of the University of Calgary campus.

FUNDING POLICY

This funding policy details:

(a)      the Department’s funding commitments that apply to you over the course of your degree; and,

(b)      the rules that govern this funding.

  

A.  Length of Guaranteed Departmental Funding

  •  MA Students are normally guaranteed Departmental funding in the first twenty months of their program.
  • PhD Students are normally guaranteed Departmental funding in the first four years of their program.

 

B.  Satisfaction of Department’s Guaranteed Funding to Students

Normally, all the following count towards the satisfaction of the Department’s guaranteed funding to a student:

  • Payment from all scholarships or fellowships. Note: The Department will ensure that a student will be better offfinancially by accepting an award than she or he would be by relying on Departmental support alone.
  • Payment from all Graduate Assistant (Teaching) positions (“an appointment to assist with the instructional responsibilities of departments”, i.e., a teaching assistantship).
  • Payment from all Graduate Assistant (Non-Teaching) positions (“an appointment made out of funds normally held by the Department Head or equivalent to assist departments and/or academic staffwith research responsibilities).
  • Payment from all Graduate Assistant (Research) positions (“an appointment made out of funds held by a Researcher to assist with his/her research responsibilities” i.e., a research assistant).
  • Payment from all Sessional Instructor positions held at the University of Calgary
  • If the student is offered any of the above by the Department, but declines it, then any payment which the student would have received from the declined position(s) will count towards the satisfaction of the Department’s guaranteed funding to the student.

C.  Maintenance of Guaranteed Funding

The guaranteed funding indicated in a student’s official letter of admission is contingent on adequate progress through her or his graduate program. Adequate progress normally means the satisfaction of all of the following:

  • Maintain “adequate progress” in her or his program as defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Calendar (see “Academic Standing”)
  • a rating of “satisfactory” or better in her or his Annual Progress Report by the Graduate Program Director.
  • For MA students: a minimum average 3.5 GPA across all courses taken as part of the degree program.
  • For PhD students: a minimum average 3.5 GPA across all courses taken as part of the degree program.

  

D. Requirements to Seek Funding for Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents

  • All eligible MA and PhD students must apply for Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding as well as the University’s Graduate Awards Competition (GAC). Failure to apply may result in a decrease in or cancellation of Departmental funding.
  • SSHRC fellowships and GAC awards or bursaries count towards the student’s overall Departmental funding package. However, if the student is successful in either of these competitions, the Department will ensure that the student’s funding for that year will be increased above the minimum guaranteed in her or his letter of admission.

 

E.  Requirements to Seek Funding for International Students

  • All eligible MA and PhD students must apply each year for any external awards funded through their home governments. Failure to apply may result in a decrease in or cancellation of Departmental funding.