The University of Alberta is a public research university founded in 1908—just three years after the Province of Alberta officially entered the Dominion of Canada.
In the lead-up to the university’s founding, there was a heated debate over its location, with one faction favoring Calgary (Alberta’s largest city) and another faction in favor of Edmonton (the provincial capital). Although the final decision favored Edmonton, the lack of a university in the province’s largest city continued to be felt. In 1944, the University of Alberta opened a branch campus in Calgary.
In 1966, the Calgary campus became administratively independent from the University of Alberta and was renamed the University of Calgary.
Today, the University of Alberta comprises 18 faculties, as well as two affiliated colleges—one for undergraduates (St. Joseph’s College) and one for graduate students (St. Stephen’s College).
Among many prominent University of Alberta–associated individuals, we may mention the following:
According to Wikipedia,
The University of Alberta, also known as U of A or UAlberta, is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, the university's first president. It was enabled through the Post-secondary Learning Act.
University of Alberta is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
University of Alberta's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Biology, and Computer Science. Here are some of University of Alberta's most famous alumni: