Student Stories

Discover Your Passion

You may come here with an interest, discover a class you love, or be inspired by a professor. Watch as four UAlberta students share their journey and discover their passion here at the University of Alberta. 

Find your place

Making the move to Edmonton and the University of Alberta doesn't have to be daunting. Watch how students from rural Alberta, NWT, BC, and Labrador discovered an exciting campus and a thriving city by finding their place here on campus.

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A Welcoming Community

Three Aboriginal students share how culture, community, and student services have been key ingredients to their success. 

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Meet Yasmin

Yasmin has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences. Her studies at the U of A allowed her to merge all of her passions into one degree.

Yasmin continues to excel — in September 2017 she'll begin her studies at Oxford University in England as a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigeous scholarships in the world. 

Meet Kabir

Meet Kabir, an engineering physics co-op student from Mississauga, Ontario.

Kabir won the Loran award, a prestigeous scholarship that would have allowed him to attend any of the top 25 schools in Canada.

Kabir's degree allowed him to mix his creativity and analytical skills.

Meet Marina

Meet Marina, a political science student from Edmonton, Alberta.

Marina discovered her passion for politics while getting involved with the Student Council at the U of A, and she is now our Students' Union President for the 2017-18 school year.

Meet Michael 

Meet Michael, a kinesiology and education student from Maskwacis (Samson Cree Nation), Alberta.

Michael discovered his passion for mentorship through his years of coaching. He decided to pursue a degree that would allow him to continue having an impact in the lives of young students. He has been able to merge his passions for sports and teaching with his combined degree.

Meet Jenna 

Meet Jenna, a law student from North West River, Nunatsiavut (NL).

Jenna is passionate about representing the Indigenous community in the Faculty of Law and within the law community. She credits resources available to her through the Faculty of Native studies to helping her get where she is today.

Meet Zoe

Meet Zoe, a nursing student from Langley, British Columbia.

Zoe is passionate about the one-on-one care she is able to provide her patients through nursing. She found her network of friends by living in residence and getting involved outside of class in the campus community.

More student profile videos will be posted here soon. In the meantime, you can meet more UAlberta students on Instagram»