About Us

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Build Capacity.

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College's Certificate is your opportunity to build the capacity and skills to become a leader, while pursuing an undergraduate degree in your chosen discipline. Leadership is more than just being the smartest person in the room or being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Knowing your strengths and recognizing opportunities or responding to a call for action is just some of what good leadership is all about. Some leaders are born, but others are made—learning leadership skills while exploring leadership through an interdisciplinary lens will help you to differentiate yourself as a future leader ready to take on the challenges of the future.

Connect. Grow. Lead.

Leadership isn’t limited to business or politics, there are leaders in every discipline, and good leadership skills can benefit anyone. Enrolling in the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies will give you the opportunity to learn about leadership with students from across the University of Alberta. Your peers could be anyone: from future charge nurses to engineering lead developers, producers to teaching department heads, CEOs to public health officers, the list is endless. Connect with your fellow leadership students, grow your capacity and skills, and dream of becoming a leader.

Enhance your Degree

A Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies enables you to enhance your leadership skills and develop your capacity to lead as a supplement to your degree program. This embedded certificate is designed to work with your program—many of the courses you will take as part of your degree will count towards the requirement to complete the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies. As a student enrolled in this certificate, you will be encouraged to participate in leadership-related co-curricular activities ranging from mentoring from community and industry leaders, to attending Lougheed Leadership College lectures, forums and stretch experiences.


To visit our office, please enter Peter Lougheed Hall in the southwest entrance and immediately turn right. Our office, #114, is the first door in the hallway.

  • Bike racks are available on the west side of the building, on Saskatchewan Drive.
  • The nearest LRT station is University Station.
  • Parking is available along Saskatchewan Drive or in lot U (90th Ave and 111 Street).

Please note that an active OneCard is required to access Peter Lougheed Hall.