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Department of English Mailing Address:
Department of English
Social Sciences Building, 11th floor
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

Phone: (403) 220-5470
Fax: (403) 289-1123

The English Department office is located on the 11th floor of the Social Sciences Building, to your right as you exit the elevators. The office is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday, but closed between 12:00 - 1:00pm.

The Department Head of English is Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins. You may reach her through her assistant at 220-4669. Her personal e-mail is

The Associate Head (Undergraduate Student Affairs) of English is Dr. Jason Wiens. You can make an appointment with him by calling the English Department at 220-5470, or by e-mailing You can also send any questions you have about courses or the English program to that same e-mail address.

For advice specifically about creative writing, the Creative Writing Coordinators are Prof. Aritha van Herk ( and Dr. Suzette Mayr ( 

The Arts Students' Centre (Social Sciences Building, Room 102; phone 220-3580 or offers advice about registration, courses, programs, and other matters to students in the Faculty of Arts. It is particularly important to check with the ASC occasionally to make sure that you are on track to graduate.