Great ideas change the world, but ideas need a push forward.

At the University of Alberta, we know that push has never been more important as we do our part to rebuild Alberta and keep doors of opportunity open to all. We're making research discoveries. We’re cultivating entrepreneurs. And we’re giving our students the knowledge and skills they need to turn today's ideas into tomorrow's innovations.


Great ideas change the world, but ideas need a push forward. At the University of Alberta, we know that push has never been more important as we do our part to rebuild Alberta and keep doors of opportunity open to all. We're making research discoveries. We’re cultivating entrepreneurs. And we’re giving our students the knowledge and skills they need to turn today's ideas into tomorrow's innovations.

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U of A researchers receive $1.4M in provincial funding to fight COVID-19

Research to predict spread of pandemic a month in advance among five projects aimed at stemming spread, developing better tests and improving patient care.

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Video: The University of Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine candidate

There are dozens of candidates still in the race to produce a vaccine for COVID-19 around the world. But one of Canada’s leading contenders—developed at the University of Alberta by oncology researcher John Lewis and his team at Entos Pharmaceuticals—is showing promising early results.

Six U of A Innovations That Changed the World

Six U of A Innovations That Changed the World

Do you know how many U of A innovations and discoveries have touched your daily life or the lives of those around you? Here are just six.

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From the lab to the living room: How the U of A’s student satellite team pivoted during the pandemic

A group of U of A science and engineering students known as the AlbertaSat team is working remotely on the Ex-Alta 2 satellite, which will assist first responders in directing their firefighting resources and supply wildfire scientists with valuable data for their research.

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How eHUB can help any student become an entrepreneur

In 2019, Ghalia Aamer merged her passion for business with her love for public speaking and debate by launching TalkMaze, a virtual coaching platform. eHUB, the U of A’s entrepreneurship centre, connected her with mentors, grants and a community of supportive peers.

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AI pilot project aims to make water treatment greener, more efficient and less expensive

U of A computing scientists working with Edmonton tech company and town of Drayton Valley to find out whether applying AI to water treatment is a financial and environmental win-win.

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Sugar molecules in lungs linked with risk of death from influenza

New research by leading glycomics expert points to new drug targets that could help reduce death rates and prevent future flu pandemics.

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‘Mobile therapist’ technology helps cancer patients regain ability to swallow

U of A rehabilitation medicine researcher gains entrepreneurial experience as Mobili-T device hits the market.

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Daily use of ultrasound can speed up orthodontic treatment, prevent root damage: studies

U of A orthodontist and engineers team up to create and patent new dental device.

Our REsearch

World-class research and innovation are fundamental to our existence. Transferring our research discoveries and innovations out of the university via commercialization helps ensure our research has the greatest reach and impact for society and the economy.

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Canada Research Chairs

$500M+

Annual Research Funding 2019

 

11

Active Spin-off Companies

 

54

Patents

Find more information at University of Alberta Research

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U of A lab technician creates 3-D printed protective wear for health workers

From “Viking Ear Savers” to face shields and goggles, David King has been busy helping protect people during the pandemic—and contributing to community causes.

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Wearable tech will help people manage multiple sclerosis

U of A researchers, precision health company team up to develop sensor small enough to wear behind the ear but powerful enough to reduce costly hospital visits.

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U of A researcher working on salt-coated masks that can kill coronavirus

Research on oral vaccines yields discovery that led to a new kind of protective mask capable of killing viruses and bacteria.