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About Us

About Us

University of Alberta

In 2008 the University of Alberta will celebrate 100 years of service – educating the leaders of tomorrow, responding to the evolving needs of our community, and addressing issues of immediate relevance to the lives of people in Alberta, Canada, and around the world. It has been a century of pioneering accomplishment and innovation; a century worth celebrating.

Today’s students are learning from researchers and professors on the forefront of discovery. From the classrooms, libraries, and laboratories of the University of Alberta, the architects of our future will emerge. 

Outstanding Students, Outstanding Potential
A university education opens the door to enormous opportunity, and enriches understanding of ourselves, our community, and the world in which we live. Scholarships and awards also help the University of Alberta attract and retain exemplary students, and encourage their academic and personal development as leaders of tomorrow.   At the University of Alberta we are working to ensure students have every opportunity to fulfill their potential by minimizing financial barriers and rewarding outstanding achievement.

Outstanding Teachers, Outstanding Research
From finding a new treatment for diabetes, to improving educational opportunities for aboriginal youth, to finding new and sustainable sources of energy, University of Alberta researchers are providing real solutions to meet community needs. Endowed chairs and professorships play an important role in the University’s ability to attract strong academic talent – people on the leading edge in their field, who can share their experience and teach from positions of leadership. The resources and funding stability afforded by endowed chairs and professorships help ease financial pressures, and allows outstanding faculty to focus on high quality teaching and research.

Outstanding Vision, Outstanding Growth
Providing students and researchers with adequate facilities and tools is integral to the university’s ability to sustain a productive learning and research community.  New projects in museum and art collections, health research, interdisciplinary science, natural resources engineering, nanotechnology, and agri-food are central to the University’s growth.  These initiatives will be supported by renovation and upgrades to existing facilities.  The result will be improved working and learning conditions for faculty, staff and students, to enhance the university’s overall capacity for excellence in teaching, research, and community service.

Heritage Community Foundation

The Heritage Community Foundation is a charitable Trust (Charitable Number: 87082 2541 RR0001) committed to connecting people with heritage. As a new kind of community foundation, it is not bound by geography, but based on interest in the value of heritage for individuals, their communities and society.

The Foundation has received recognition for its state-of-the-art programs involving new technology and experiential learning. Working collaboratively with public and private-sector partners, the Foundation seeks support not only for its own flagship programs but also for those of partners and stakeholders at local, regional, provincial and national levels.

The Foundation's goal is for heritage to be valued by everyone. Heritage is broadly defined in all its aspects—historical, natural, cultural, scientific and technological. The Foundation exists:

The Heritage Community Foundation has the following primary areas of interest based on its charitable objects: Educational Resource Creation, Research, Digital Technology and Experiential Learning. All programs link people with place, stories, objects, landscapes, traditions-all of those aspects that define us as individuals and communities.

The Heritage Community Foundation is actively seeking public and private-sector partners to support a range of programs and initiatives. Its objects, which enable it to link people with heritage through discovery and learning, make it an excellent vehicle for public-minded individuals, corporations and foundations desiring to invest in communities.

The Foundation's range of programs, including public education activities and awards, provide opportunities for branding and sponsorship. There is flexibility to target initiatives at rural and urban communities, regions and every aspect of educational, cultural, economic and social endeavors.

The Foundation's principal activity is to develop online educational resources including websites and CD-ROMs. All Foundation current and future websites are integrated as the Alberta Online Encyclopedia—an intellectual legacy project for Alberta's centenary in 2005. The site is keyword searchable.

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