College of Natural + Applied Sciences

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College of Natural + Applied Sciences

We build the university of tomorrow.

The College of Natural and Applied Sciences brings together the scientific expertise across our faculties, enabling a new level of interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching practices. Home to some of the most comprehensive research infrastructure and teaching facilities in the world, our college is shaping the future through rigorous educational programs and cutting-edge research.

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The Office of Education provides administrative support to academic units in the faculties of ALES, Engineering and Science. We are fostering a new level of interdisciplinary teaching and offers consistent, high-quality, and personalized service.

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College Dean

Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell

Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell is the interim college dean of the University of Alberta’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences, which brings together the combined strength of the faculties of agricultural, life and environmental sciences, engineering, and science.

She is an internationally recognized scientist whose research centres on the biology of acoustic communication in wild bats and mice, two biodiverse groups of mammals that communicate using ultrasound. From 2019-2021, she was Dean of Science at the University of Alberta and prior to that, she was the Head of the Biology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has also led two scientific societies, the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, and the North American Society for Bat research.

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