Providing solutions to the challenges we face together has been core to the U of A since the beginning

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, affecting billions of people and every facet of life, the University of Alberta is here to help.

We are on the front lines with partners in Alberta, across Canada and around the world, seeking faster ways to detect the virus, racing to develop a vaccine and treatments, and preparing for economic recovery. Our researchers are also sharing their expertise to help people cope with this public health crisis, from having children at home and keeping them safe, happy and healthy, to working from home, adapting to social distancing and dealing with the mental health consequences of isolation.

Information for the U of A community can be found on our COVID-19 Information site.

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For details on expert comment, general inquiries and after-hours contact information, check our Media Relations page.

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Deena Hinshaw: The making of an unlikely folk hero

Alberta’s chief medical officer has always shown the calmness, compassion and leadership that mark her daily COVID-19 updates, say her former professors.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for the U of A Community


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