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Chaplains serve the university from the understanding that life, including academic life, is a spiritual journey.
They are professionally trained and appointed by recognized communities of faith to minister to the unique needs of the university community.
Currently, the University of Alberta Interfaith Chaplains Association has representatives of Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and several Christian denominations.
Chaplains respect religious liberty and are available for spiritual guidance, care and support to any student, staff, or faculty members, whether or not they identify with a particular faith.
They also offer information and referral regarding religious groups and activities on campus. Through marriage preparation courses and assistance in memorial services, Chaplains offer support during significant rites of passage.
In addition, Chaplains create forums for education and dialogue on issues that concern the university community and its role in the global setting.
From a diversity of spiritual traditions, Chaplains cooperate with one another to serve the university.
Working with student clubs representing the various faith communities, Chaplains facilitate programs involving worship, discussion groups, public presentations, social occasions, retreats, and volunteer opportunities to bring together faith, life and the university.
The Chaplains look forward to meeting you!