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Rod Fraser President Emeritus
Rod Fraser President Emeritus

Telus Centre
Telus Centre

Clinical Islet Transplant Program diabetes team
Clinical Islet Transplant Program diabetes team

Campus Saint-Jean
Campus Saint-Jean

Shäffer Hall
Shäffer Hall

Zeidler-Ledcor Centre
Zeidler-Ledcor Centre

National Institute for Nanotechnology
National Institute for Nanotechnology

Augustana Campus
Augustana Campus

Installation of Indira Samarasekera as President
Installation of Indira Samarasekera as President

Dr. Indira Samarasekera, UofA President
Dr. Indira Samarasekera, UofA President

International House
International House

Corbett Hall
Corbett Hall

Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility
Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility

Student in Rutherford Library
Student in Rutherford Library


Timeline from 1900 to 2000 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000

University of Alberta Timeline (2000–08)

2000

Five-year fundraising campaign generates $109 million.

Develops a revolutionary treatment for Type-1 Diabetes.

Telus Centre opens.

2001

Faculté Saint-Jean (Campus Saint-Jean) gains a new residence and a renovated Academic & Cultural Centre.

Foote Field opens.

Athabasca Hall and Computing Science Centre buildings are joined.

Pandas hockey team begins a 110-game unbeaten streak.

2002

Swine and Research and Technology Centre (SRTC) opens.

Gateway, which was run as a department of the Students’ Union, becomes an independent newspaper run by Gateway Student Journalism Society (GSJS).

2003

Mary Schäffer Hall (new student residence) opens.

U of A, Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Alberta government agree to establish a $3.65 million Centre of Excellence in Integrated NanoTools (CEINT).

Gateway goes online

2004

Merger of U of A and Augustana University College.

Saville Sports Centre opens.

International House welcomes its first residents (representing 31 countries).

In collaboration with the Gateway Alumni Association, the Gateway Student Journalism Society, University Archives, and University Libraries, Gateway begins online archive of over 50,000 pages of newsprint stretching back to 1910.

2005

President Dr. Rod Fraser named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Olds College and U of A broaden affiliation and transfer opportunities.

Indira Samarasekera becomes President.

International House is officially opened by Chancellor Eric Newell and by Cedza Dlamini, Prince of Swaziland, grandson of Nelson Mandela, and the UN Youth Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals.

2006

National Institute for Nanotechnology opens.

Board of Governors approves the creation of Canada's first university faculty dedicated to public health (has a $1-billion budget).

Corbett Hall Retrofit completed.

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, Phase 1 completed.

Utilities Upgrade and Expansion, Phase 1b completed.

Alberta Cardiovascular and Stroke Research Centre (ABACUS) opens.

Zeidler Ledcor Centre opens

Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility opens.

Agri-Food Discovery Place opens.

Civil/Electrical Engineering Building Retrofit

Balmoral Centre Retrofit

Canadian Literature Centre opens in HUB.

Associate Dean Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour (Science) is named to the Order of Canada

Provincial government increases education budget by $136 million (2006-2008) and releases a comprehensive framework designed to make post-secondary education more affordable.

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences becomes the recipient of the largest one-time donation to a Canadian school of pharmacy.

2007

Launch of new Academic Plan, Dare to Deliver .

Construction on the Faculty of Science’s flagship building, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) begins.

Board of Governors votes to eliminate mandatory retirement for academic staff.

Ground is broken for a new library building at Augustana Campus.

Federal budget commits new financial support to university students and graduate students and directs $9.2 billion towards science and technology, 2007-08.

2008

University celebrates its 100th Anniversary



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