For Advisors

An invitation for Academic Advisors


SAVE the DATE for November 24, 2017

The Alberta Academic Advising Symposium is a one-day professional development day for faculty advisors, professional (staff) advisors and for advisors with split or dual roles. This year we will be meeting at the University of Calgary.  We invite you to mark the day in your calendars so you will be available to join us for learning, sharing and networking with your colleagues from across the province.

Registration will open in September. This event is held on a cost recovery basis and we will do our best to keep the registration fee as low as possible. As details are finalized for the day, we will add them to this page. In the meantime, if you have questions, please email us at

Canada@150: Celebrating Advising

Advising matters to student success and retention! This year the theme of the Symposium is Canada@150: Celebrating Advising. Our goal with choosing this theme is to provide an opportunity to highlight the breadth of achievement in this milestone year, and as such, we are encouraging you to share your expertise with your colleagues. What you've told us from previous symposiums is that you appreciate the opportunity to network and learn from each other. This is your opportunity to become actively engaged.

Possible topics for presentationWe recently asked many of you to tell us what topics you were interested in learning more about or that were relevant to your own advising practice. Below is a list of the topics that were identified as top priority:

  • Advising best practicies
  • Communicating with students
  • Role of advising in student success and retention
  • New advising research and/or theoretical perspectives
  • Advisors and wellness

The call for proposals is open and you are encouraged to consider one of the topics from above or any other topic that is relevant to your advising practice. The success of this symposium rests with the engagement of advisors from across the province. We hope that you will get involved!

Please us this form to submit your proposal for presentation