The University of Alberta is an institution recognized across Canada and around the world. The University's promise shows the commitment which is made to helping the community as a whole, and how the institution works for the public good.
An aerial photograph of the University of Alberta in 1919
History of the University of Alberta
From its beginnings in 1908 in the City of Strathcona (now part of Edmonton), the University of Alberta has grown massively. During its first year UAlberta had 4 or 5 professors and less than 50 students; it now has over 35,000 students and over 2500 faculty members.
Learn more about the history of UAlberta.
Guba and Patches, the UAlberta mascots
University of Alberta's Mascots
There are two sports mascots at the University of Alberta - GUBA (an acronym for Great University Bear of Alberta), is the mascot for the Golden Bears, the men's athletic team, and Patches is the mascot for the Pandas, the women's athletic teams.
You'll be able to see these mascots at games of UAlberta's varsity sports teams, or some other campus events.