College of Health Sciences


College of Health Sciences

We build the university of tomorrow.

The College of Health Sciences brings together the combined strength of all our health sciences faculties and schools, enabling a new level of interdisciplinary health science research and teaching that advances the full spectrum of human health and wellness in individuals and communities around the world.


Office of Education

Learn more about shared student services, coordinated student advising, academic integrity processes, and administrative work related to experiential and work-integrated learning. Meet the Office of Education team.

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Office of Research

Learn more about College of Health Sciences Office of Research, including interdisciplinary research and interfaculty collaborations, and explore links to research funding and research impact. Meet the Office of Research team.

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News + Notices

What's the latest within the College of Health Sciences?

  • Join us for Climate-Health Action Talks Feb. 28

    February 01, 2024

    Let's CHAT about how climate change affects our health and why working together across disciplines and sectors is crucial. Researchers, communities, professionals, and decision-makers are teaming up to transform how we understand, research, and respond to the health dimensions of the climate crisis.

  • Community Profile: Christine Ma

    February 01, 2024

    Get to know Christine MA (she/her), the College of Health Sciences’ College General Manager (CGM). Christine has worked at the University of Alberta for more than two decades. Her previous role was as Faculty General Manager for the Faculty of Pharmacy.

  • Shaping the future of diabetes research

    November 30, 2023

    College of Health Sciences interdisciplinary work aims to transform the field of diabetes treatment and care.

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Brenda Hemmelgarn

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn is the college dean and vice provost of the University of Alberta’s College of Health Sciences, which brings together the combined strength of the faculties of kinesiology, sport, and recreation, medicine and dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, public health, and rehabilitation medicine. It represents more than 770 faculty members and more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Hemmelgarn will also retain her role as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

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