Quick Facts and our History

ALES fast facts, our themes, community engagement and our history.

Quick Facts


Research Infrastructure


South Campus Aerial

An aerial view of the agricultural research facilities on South Campus.



A photo-illustration of various forest research being conducted.

Textile Sciences


Canada Research Chairs

Lingyun Chen, CRC in Plant protein Structure Function and Neutraceutical Delivery
Nadir Erbilgin, CRC in Forest Entomology
Michael Ganzle, CRC in Food Microbiology and Probiotics
Uwe Hacke, CRC in Tree-Water Relations
Brenda Parlee, CRC in Social Responses to Ecological Change
Randy Weselake, CRC in Agricultural Lipid Biotechnology
Ben Willing, CRC in Metabolism and Nutrition
Fangliang He, CRC in Biodiversity and Landscape Modeling

Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chairs

David Olefeldt, CAIP Chair for Watershed Management and Wetland Restoration Carla Prado, CAIP Chair for Nutrition, Food and Health
Jens Walter, CAIP Chair for Nutrition, Microbes and Gastrointestinal Health

NSERC Industrial Chairs

Simon Landhausser, NSERC/Capital Power/Oilsands Industrial Research Chair in Forest Land Management
Barb Thomas, NSERC Industrial Chair in Tree Improvement
Justine Karst, Terrestrial Restoration Ecology
Barb Thomas, Industrial Research Chair in Tree Improvement

Other Chairs

John Woldoko, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) Strategic Chair in Bio and Industrial Materials
Bill Shotyk, Bocock Chair in Agriculture and the Environment