St Stephen's College University of Alberta

The Office of Advancement is dedicated to supporting the mission of The University of Alberta by fostering relationships that result in continuing goodwill and financial support from alumni, parents, friends, and organizations.

As an advancement organization and as an employer, the University of Alberta Office of Advancement strives to be the best in Canada, and one of the best in the world. We know that our people create our success—the way we work and work together matters. We make a difference in the lives of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, staff and friends.

As employees of the Office of Advancement, we share a commitment to conduct ourselves according to these values:

  • Integrity – We are ethical, accountable and trustworthy; we follow through on our commitments; we strive for excellence in the work we do.
  • Respect – We treat one another fairly; we know that our differences make us stronger; we listen actively and behave considerately; we are sensitive to others needs; we appreciate and value all roles and all voices.
  • Teamwork – We collaborate and communicate across units and departments; we share ideas; we work towards a common goal; we celebrate success


You have an idea. You need funding. If you have supporters, we have the answer. The Office of Advancement is partnering with USEED to help you motivate your supporters to donate to your idea online. There is no cost to the project teams or the faculty.

You’ll need to find a team of five (ideally student) champions for the average $5,000 campaign – but once you have them in place, we’ll train them to do the rest. So check out the application form, and start thinking about who will give you money - and who will ask for money for your project. If you can answer those questions, you’re well on your way.

Now, read a bit more about what you might need to succeed.

Top 10 Keys to Success
Requirements and Processes

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