Chancellor and Senate

University of Alberta Chancellor

The Chancellor is the ceremonial, or titular, head of the University of Alberta. This role involves representing the University at ceremonial occasions, presiding over all degree-conferring ceremonies, conferring said degrees, and represent the public interest in the University. The Chancellor is also the chair of the University of Alberta Senate.

Learn more

Meet the Current Chancellor    Post-Secondary Learning Act, 2003


Senate of the University of Alberta

The Senate of the University of Alberta is an independent body of diverse community leaders and university representatives. It is valued for the role it plays in successfully examining, fostering, and celebrating the achievements and excellence of the University, resulting in an enhanced relationship with the community.

Senate conducts most of its work through its committees, undertakes Task Forces to inquire into any matter it sees fit, and is responsible for the U School program, which brings upper elementary and junior high school students from vulnerable backgrounds to campus for a week of educational programming.

Learn More

Senate Strategic Plan     2022-23 Senate Annual Report

Volunteer with U School     Learn About the Role of a U of A Senator

Book the Senate Chamber     University of Alberta Honorary Degrees 


Contact Us

Office of the Chancellor & Senate
322 Arts & Convocation Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB     T6G 2E6

Senate Staff Contacts