About Us

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate students some of the finest instruction and facilities in North America. Our state-of-the-art research and instructional labs are matched only by our team of professors and researchers - recognized as some of the top achievers and scientists in their fields. Our Department and School are located in the Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility. Today, more than 900 undergraduate and 500 graduate students are building their future and studying with our department.  

Our department believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are integral to achieving excellence in all aspects of our work. Our vision is to create a vibrant and inclusive environment that empowers individuals from all backgrounds to thrive, fosters a sense of belonging, and drives social responsibility in serving diverse communities.



  1. Championing equity and diversity by embracing different identities and lived experiences, and fostering a culture that values, respects, and supports every individual.
  2. Prioritizing inclusivity by actively working to recruit and retain a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and providing the necessary resources and support for their success.
  3. Continuously improving our practices and policies by identifying and addressing barriers faced by equity-deserving groups and ensuring alignment with our EDI values.


  1. Enhance demographic representation and inclusivity among our students, staff, and faculty through targeted recruitment, retention, and support initiatives.
  2. Review and revise our practices and policies to eliminate barriers for equity-deserving groups and promote an inclusive culture.
  3. Provide opportunities for professional development, training, and resources in EDI for all department members, fostering collaboration and communication across campus.

We understand that achieving our EDI vision requires ongoing effort, and we are committed to continuous reflection and improvement, ensuring that our department remains a leader in fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Executive team

Dr. Samer Adeeb  –  Department Chair

Dr. Yuntong She  –  Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies (CEE/MP)

Dr. Zaher Hashisho  –  Associate Dean, Graduate Students (CEE/MP)

Ms. Krista Predy  –  Academic Department Manager

Mr. Daniel Mooney  –  Manager, Technical Support Services

Ms. Jomana Haymour  –  Administrative Assistant to Department Chair

Dr. Mickey Richards  –  Strategic Support Coordinator

Ms. Wanyan (Vera) Liu  –  Curriculum Development Officer


Our History

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering celebrated a century of teaching alongside the University of Alberta in 2008. It was on September 23, 1908, the University of Alberta first opened its doors to 45 students.

Research & Innovation

World-renowned researchers and scientists are working together on ground-breaking research. Our leaders have strong academic ties and are well respected in government and business communities. Students have opportunities to learn civil, mining, petroleum, and/or environmental engineering alongside world leaders in their disciplines.

Teaching Excellence

Our faculty have had the honour of being awarded numerous prestigious awards, including five NSERC Industrial Research Chairs, Nanofibre Research Chair in Forest Products, C.W. Carry Professor of Steel Structures, MCAA Chair in Masonry Systems, and a Canada Research Chair in Natural Resources Uncertainty Management.