About Us

In 1912, the University of Alberta was a young institution under the Presidency of Henry Marshall Tory, who charged his protégé, a young A.E. Ottewell, with the task of “bringing the University to the people.” What once was traveling libraries, “magic lantern” shows, and free public lectures in far-flung rural Alberta is today a multi-faceted, research-driven agent of community engagement, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Over 300 courses to 7,000 students

Our students benefit from the expertise of more than 300 instructors, whose real-world experience dovetails with the research performed by our 18 professoriate members.