Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates, and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. The University of Alberta gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.
About THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
The University of Alberta’s vision since its inception 100 years ago has been to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good, an institution for the “uplifting of the whole people” in the words of our first president, Henry Marshall Tory. Today that vision endures and is built upon a foundation of institutional values, vision, mission, and cornerstones.
The university is one of the largest employers in Alberta, with more than 14,000 full- and part-time employees.
Nearly 70,000 direct and indirect jobs in Alberta are the result of the existence of the University of Alberta.
TEC Edmonton, a partnership between the university and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, brings the results of innovation to the benefit of Albertans by fostering commercialization of research. Technology transfer stimulates economic growth through the creation of spinoff companies and technology licensing to existing companies.