University of Alberta

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The University of Alberta is situated along the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River in the heart of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

University of Alberta
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Quaecumque Vera
"Whatsoever things are true"
President Roderick Fraser
Effective July 2005:
Dr. Indira Samarasekera
Established 1908
School Type Public
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Campuses Edmonton and Camrose
Campus Size 50 square city blocks (~100 buildings)
for Edmonton campus
Enrollment 35,000
University Colours Green and Gold
Sports Teams Golden Bears (men)
Pandas (women)
Mascot Guba (men)
Patches (women)
Member of ACU, AUCC
Website University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca)
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University of Alberta on the south side of Edmonton
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History

The University was founded in 1908. The Act creating the University had been passed two years earlier in the first session of the new Legislative Assembly, with Premier Alexander C. Rutherford as its sponsor.

Academics

The University has approximately 35,000 students, 5,600 of them in graduate studies. About 2,000 students are international students from more than 100 countries. The University has 3,200 academic staff along with about 5,000 support and trust staff. It offers post-secondary education in about 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs. The University of Alberta recently switched from a 9-point grading scale to the more common 4-point grading scale.

Research

Housing over 400 distinct research laboratories, the University of Alberta is one of the leading research universities in Canada. Since 1988-1989, the University of Alberta has received more than $2.6 billion from external sources for research. Currently under construction is the new $52 million National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), a joint project between the Government of Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, the Government of Alberta, and the University of Alberta. Once completed, the 21,086-square-meter building will be one of the world's most technologically advanced research facilities.

Athletics

The University of Alberta is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Alberta Golden Bears (men's) and the Alberta Golden Pandas (women's).

Alumni

See also

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