Alumni & Giving

Support students and researchers so they can make advances in areas such as food science, sustainable agriculture, bio-based products, environmental sustainability, and individual and community well-being, to name a few.

Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection - Conservator Fund

Artifacts from UAlberta's clothing and textiles collection empower students and researchers to experience history first-hand. Help ensure this resource remains available for learning, research and community engagement.

Hays Converters Beef Breed

Chair in Beef Production Systems

The University of Alberta's Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) and the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) are pursuing the creation of a Research Chair in Beef Production Systems to increase the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of Canadian beef production.

Work-Integrated & Experiential Learning

Work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities are critical in providing students with a comprehensive education. In ALES, we provide field schools, internships, practicums, community-service learning and other initiatives that give students the chance to apply classroom learning in real-life situations. Learn more about the opportunities, and how to support students in their journey.

Field School

Field School takes students right to the forest for three weeks before their third year of study. For many, this is the highlight of their program. They develop practical skills, deepen friendships and confront the complexities of wildland management. 

Emerging Priorities

The Dean's Fund for Excellence provides the faculty with the flexibility to support and direct initiatives and needs important to the success of our faculty. It provides seed funding for new initiatives, supports academic programs, technology, facility enhancements, research assistance, student activities and much more.

Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Scholarships, awards and bursaries ensure that a university education remains accessible for students who may have limited financial resources but whose ability and ambition are limitless.

The ALES Centennial Dutch Endowment Travel and Experiential Learning Award

The ALES Centennial Dutch Endowment Travel and Experiential Learning Award

Established by alumnus Wes van der Lee, the endowment helps future leaders of Alberta agriculture by providing then with an opportunity to access international education at the higher learning institutions and industry in the Netherlands, the world's second largest exporter of agricultural products.

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For more information or for ways to contribute please contact the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences advancement team.


For all giving opportunities, please contact:

Cynthia Strawson
Assistant Dean, Development (Interim)
780-915-0968 (c)

Raishel Madsen
Associate Director, Development

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