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CHS Community Profile: Marissa Nakoochee

Get to know Marissa Nakoochee, Indigenous strategic initiatives officer in the College of Health Sciences.

New research hub focuses U of A expertise on how climate change affects health

First interdisciplinary group of its kind in Canada will create more opportunities for collaborative research, learning and advocacy.

Alberta Summit | Sommet de l’Alberta

Mobilizing intersectional action on climate change and health | Encourager l'action intersectorielle à l'égard des Changements climatiques et de la santé

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Highlighting the achievements of seven women from the College of Health Sciences whose work is helping to build a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society.

Join us for Climate-Health Action Talks Feb. 28

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

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

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

Congratulations to the Class of 2023

Student profiles and stories for the Class of 2023. Read stories and profiles about our amazing health sciences students who convocated this spring.

U of A’s strong subjects stand out in two global rankings

Latest results reflect excellence in teaching and research across an array of disciplines.

CHS Community Profile: Alex Marshall

Get to know Alex Marshall (she/her), the College of Health Sciences’ newly appointed Strategic Initiatives Officer, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Alex has worked at the University of Alberta since 2019. Her previous role was as the Rural Education Coordinator for the Fyrefly Institute for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

In Photos: Interprofessional Education Pathway Launch

On Sept. 22, 2023, the College of Health Sciences launched Interprofessional Education Pathways (IEP).

In Photos: Touring the new Sperber Health Sciences Library

From gathering at the Indigenous Learning Space to exploring virtual reality, there are many ways to enhance your learning experience at the new Library in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy.

College of Health Sciences receives just under $10 million in spring 2023 CIHR project grants

Federal funding will boost research across four health science faculties.

Join the College of Health Sciences for: What Brought Us Here, Won't Take Us There with Alika Lafontaine

Explore the future of health care with Dr. Alika Lafontaine, former President of the Canadian Medical Association.

CHS Community Profile: Get to know College Dean and Vice-Provost Brenda Hemmelgarn

Get to know Dean Hemmelgarn as she shares her thoughts on the College, leading with purpose, and her favourite distractions.

Class of 2023 Stories and Profiles

Student profiles and stories for the Class of 2023. Read stories and profiles about our amazing health sciences students who convocated this spring.

U of A leads the nation in nursing and Pharmacy and Pharmacology rose nearly 40 spots internationally from 85th to 49th based on latest QS subject rankings

Eighteen subjects rank among Top 100 in the world, highlighting the institution’s continued excellence at an international level.

The College of Health Sciences Celebrates International Women's Day

Each year on March 8 the College of Health Sciences celebrates International Women's Day and the incredible work our inspirational faculty, staff and students have done in the past year to advance health sciences, enrich our communities and lead with purpose.

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn, Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell and Dr. Marvin Washington named new college deans.

Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn will take on the position of Dean and Vice-Provost of the College of Health Sciences for a five-year term effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Hemmelgarn will also retain her role as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Diabetes Canada announces $1.5 million of new research funding for five U of A recipients

End Diabetes Awards will fund projects that have potential for breakthroughs in diabetes management

Health Sciences recognizes International Day for Persons with Disabilities

This International Day for Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), we recognize disabled University of Alberta researchers, teachers, and learners in the College of Health Sciences whose work is making a meaningful impact in their community and beyond.

College of Health Sciences boasts all women leaders in historical first

Persons Day — and Women’s History Month — is a fitting time to reflect on the state of women’s leadership and participation in our institutions. As we celebrate advances, we are also mindful of the many ways in which barriers remain – and of the intersectional work we must do daily to remove these barriers, together.

U of A prioritizing mental health as we mark World Mental Health Day

This fall, we’re highlighting contributions to mental health from the College of Health Sciences.

Why the College of Health Sciences wears orange

As our University prepares to close on September 30th in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, members of the College of Health Sciences are wearing orange in honour and remembrance of “the experiences and loss of the thousands of children who were stolen from their families and placed in Indian Residential Schools (IRS).”

Updates on College academic integrity and scheduling and timetabling functions

For the past few weeks, the College of Health Sciences and our faculties, as well as other colleges, have been engaged in process mapping workshops to begin transitioning academic integrity and scheduling and timetabling functions from faculties to the college.

College of Health Sciences Associate Deans announcement

The College of Health Sciences is excited to announce the appointment of Patricia Manns and Lawrence Richer as Associate Deans for the College of Health Sciences effective July 1st, 2022.

Recruitment of College of Health Sciences Associate Deans

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) is recruiting into two associate dean positions (Associate Dean, Education and Associate Dean, Health Research)

Implementation of the Office of Education and the Office of Research

The coming months will see the implementation of two CHS Offices: the Office of Education and the Office of Research. We will also be recruiting for academic leaders.