Mountain Research and Initiatives

Mountain studies are part of the core identity of the University of Alberta. We are dedicated specifically to understanding mountains, mountain cultures, and mountain activities in relation to one another, and to bringing students, faculty members, and community together through the study of mountains.


What is there to learn about mountains?

Mountain studies matter

We seek to make mountain studies part of the core identity of the University of Alberta by building on the University’s existing world-class strength in research and teaching on The North. We are dedicated specifically to understanding mountains, mountain cultures, and mountain activities in relation to one another, and to bringing students, faculty members, and community together through the study of mountains.

Think mountains are just another pretty (rock) face? Think again...