Development and Alumni Relations

Advancement Services

A key business unit, Advancement Services supports UAlberta fundraising through donation agreement review and approval, gift processing, accounting, report development, data analytics and other information services, and alumni and donor record management. Keep in touch by updating your contact info.

Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations encourages an active and positive connection between UAlberta and its graduates. With a variety of ways to engage - including volunteerism, advocacy, mentorship, career services, educational and family events, networking opportunities, awards and recognition — alumni can continue to be part of the campus community throughout their lives. Find out more about alumni programs and services.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Faculties, units, research, students and initiatives across the UAlberta campus benefit from the work of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, who match the philanthropic interests of key corporate and foundation donors to university needs. Learn more about their work.

Faculty Development

In partnership with faculty and other senior campus leadership, Faculty Development shapes the strategic direction and fundraising priorities for all 20 faculties, academic and student support units across UAlberta. Find out about faculty fundraising priorities.

Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications provides advice, strategies and tactics to increase the willingness of individuals, organizations and corporations to support UAlberta. Work includes development and execution of communications and marketing campaigns in support of alumni engagement and fundraising initiatives; audience research and analysis; developing and maintaining portfolio websites and social media accounts; and producing print and digital publications. Check out our award-winning alumni magazine New Trail.

University Development

With the goal of enhancing personal connections between the University of Alberta and its donors, University Development's work is focused on relationship building, fundraising, gift acknowledgment and celebration, and philanthropic impact reporting. Included in this portfolio are the offices of Planned Giving and Annual Giving. Discover how donors make a difference.

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Upon graduation, and without fee, all graduates of the U of A automatically become lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We offer services to Alumni in all life stages.


When you invest in the University of Alberta, you change the world for the better. You support teaching and learning, spur research and creativity, and make our communities stronger.

New Trail

Whether you graduated five years ago or 50, New Trail reminds UAlberta grads why you came to university in the first place, and it offers you a way to reconnect to the student within.