Welcome to Ambrose Parent Engagement

The Parent Engagement office is here to encourage and support you as families as you navigate through these University years. I would invite you to plan to join us at one of our Ambrose Arts productions, Lions Athletics games, and the  Downey Lectures, just to name a few over the next academic year. Check out the upcoming events calendar for specific event information and ticketing options.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if there is any way that we can assist you. Take a minute to look through all the information below as I’m sure that you will find it very informative.



See these articles about your student's new life on campus:

Guide for parents to the first six weeks


Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Parent Orientation is a chance for you to learn more about Ambrose University. You will have a chance to hear from our president, meet members of our student development team, meet our parent engagement coordinator, and connect with other parents.

This event is free, but please register so we know you are coming. 


For information please contact or 403-410-2900

May 2018

Bike rack at Ambrose
Hello Parents,

I was recently asked if I am enjoying having my University students living back at home, and I believe that I responded with “the novelty has worn off”. As I am sure that many of you are also finding, with the return of these adult children from school there has been an increase in the grocery bill, laundry, volume of conversation around the dinner table and shoes at the front door. Although having the dinner table full again can be a wonderful thing, this season of life can also bring about feelings of loneliness and questions of uncertainty for your student: Am I in the right program? Will there be a job available in my field when I graduate? And the inevitable question of, will I be able to make enough money to return to school in the fall?

As a parent of young adult children I do not have all the answers. But I do want to encourage my fellow parents who are navigating life with young adults to stay the course. Be a listening ear, provide words of encouragement and, when needed, perhaps even words of redirection. One of the ways that we as a family not only survive, but also thrive during these summer months is by having clear household expectations and responsibilities.

Last month I had the privilege of attending a seminar given by our president Dr. Gordon T Smith. His seminar addressed the issues today that our young adults are facing while trying to determine their next steps. Dr. Smith broke it down into 6 questions to ask when discerning your vocations. He challenged the students to think about what they are passionate about. He went on to talk about what are you afraid of? What is holding you back? For me being in my mid 40’s and my 3rd career this was a real "Aha" moment. As I thought back on my adult life I could pinpoint times when out of fear of the unknown that I chose not to take the next step professionally.  Much of what he talked about was taken from his book Consider Your Calling. As I listened I just kept thinking, I wish I’d known this 30 years ago. I was so challenged while listening to him speak that I made the decision that this book would become the summer reading assignment for all those living in my house rent free.

Fellow parents enjoy these days of summer, no matter how few and far between they may be. And know that the days of having a full dinner table, deep and not so deep conversations, and the mounds of shoes at the front door are coming to an end in the not so distant future.  I look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall. Be sure to keep an eye out for our fall tailgate barbeque September 28th as well as our Golf Tournament September 20th, 2018. All these events will be on our parent page on our website at

Marva Goertzen
Alumni & Parent Engagement Office
Ambrose University
403.410.2000 ext. 2923



See Important Dates on the Events Calendar


The Financial Aid & Awards Office is pleased to offer financial aid counselling by:

  • Partnering with Momentum and Credit Counselling to provide money coaching to our students
  • Helping students to develop a spending plan of action
  • Strategizing for scholarships, bursaries and Financial Assistance
  • Helping students leverage provincial scholarships
  • Accessing federal government grants and helping apply for student loans and hosting repayment webinars



Tuition and Fees 
Fall 2018 – August 31, 2018

Add/Drop Classes without Financial Penalty

September 16, 2018

Payment Methods and Balance Due

Statement of accounts can be found via the student registration system:

  • Click on billing once logged in.
  • Changes to registration are not immediate.
  • Updates are uploaded several times a week.

How to pay your student account 

Information Regarding Health and Dental Plans

All health and dental plans are voted in by the student body and administered by a 3rd party. All questions or concerns need to be directed to the respective student council.

For more information see the Additional Costs section on the Tuition & Fees page.


The Office of the Registrar provides service to all students in the areas of registration, transfer credit, academic records, and graduation, as well as in the interpretation and application of academic policies and procedures.

Academic Calendar