University of Alberta

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Date Founded



116 St. and 85 Ave., Edmonton, AB, T6G 2R3, Canada

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M


Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and 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, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties. The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university's impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province's gross domestic product. The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. According to the 2014 QS World University Rankings, the top Faculty Area at the University of Alberta is Arts and Humanities (ranked 89th in the world), and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature (22nd in the world). The University of Alberta is also a leading institution for the study of Ukraine and is home to the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. The University of Alberta has graduated more than 275,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener; Prime Minister Joe Clark; Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin; Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed, Dave Hancock, Jim Prentice and Rachel Notley; Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor. The university is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

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Executives & Employees

University Secretary

President & Vice-Chancellor

Executive Director, Advancement Strategic Communications

General Counsel

Provost & Vice President (Academic)

Deputy Provost

Interim Vice-Provost & Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Vice-Provost & Dean of Students

Director, Faculty & Staff Relations

Vice President (Research)

Board of Governors

Co-Founder at HIV Network of Edmonton Society

Sessional Instructor, Client Interviewing & Counseling at University of Alberta - Faculty of Law

President & Vice-Chancellor at University of Alberta

Vice President, Finance & Administration at University of Alberta

Former General Manager of Utilities & Environmental Protection at City of Calgary

Chancellor at University of Alberta

Partner at Pirani Group of Cos

Former Director, Communications at TELUS Corp.

Associate at Creative Destruction Lab

Professor, Nursing at University of Alberta - Faculty of Nursing

Distinguished Alumni
Alexander Pourbaix is now President & Chief Executive Officer at Cenovus Energy, Inc.
Todd Stack is now Chief Financial Officer at TransAlta Corp.
Heather A. Shaw is now Executive Chair at Corus Entertainment, Inc.
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