How to make an Access Request
Access to Information
The University of Alberta, through its administrative and academic units, routinely provides information to the public. An official access request for information which can be routinely released to the public is not required.
Begin the process for requesting information with an informal request to the department you believe may hold the information required. Describe the records requested to the FOIPP Liaison Officer in the Department. You will be assisted in your request and told whether the information is readily available or if you will be required to submit a formal request under the Act.
When an informal request to access information is denied, a formal application can be made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Generally, such an application must be in writing. However, certain provisions apply that enable an applicant to make an oral request if required. An application form is available from the Information and Privacy Office or you may click on this link to print an application form. Application Form (PDF 71KB)
An applicant may request the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner to review any decision made by the university that relates to a request.
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