1908: The U of A is founded, including 5 engineering students who study under the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
1926: The U of A’s Karl Clark starts the first energy-focused research on bitumen and hot water separation. Learn More
1966: The Petroleum Recovery Institute (PRI) is established with the help of the U of A Dean of Engineering, Dr. R.M. Hardy Learn More
1983: The co-op learning program is introduced in the Faculty of Engineering, blending real-world experience with academic learning in classroom and labs.
1999: The Nanofabrication and Characterization Facility (nanoFAB) is established at the University of Alberta. Learn More
2000: Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment is created in the Alberta School of Business. Learn More
2003: The Charles R. Stelck Chair in Petroleum Geology is created to recognize the discovery and development of oil and gas reservoirs in western Canada. Learn More
2011: Energy conversations broaden with the launch of both Petrocultures and the Land Reclamation International Graduate School.
2016: The U of A's leadership in energy is recognized with a federal investment of $75 million for Future Energy Systems. Learn More