UAlberta Facts

Edmonton and UAlberta

Aerial view of UAlberta and downtown Edmonton


The heart of Edmonton

Edmonton is a city with one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years.

Entrepreneurial spirit

Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality.

Notable employers: Alberta Health Services, BioWare, PCL, Stantec, Telus

Vibrant arts district: Winspear Centre for Music, Citadel Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta, Enterprise Square Galleries

Canada’s Festival City: world's second-largest Fringe Theatre Festival, renowned Folk Music Festival, Heritage Days showcasing multicultural diversity, U of A’s biennial Festival of Ideas.