Alumni and Donors

President Henry Marshall Tory poses for a photo with COTC troops in front of Convocation Hall on the campus of the University of Alberta in 1915.

Henry Marshall Tory, the founding President of the University of Alberta, believed:

"A University should be the most practical of all institutions. It should strive to find answers to the economic and social problems of common everyday people and then share its knowledge with them."

The Department of Political Science is committed to this founding vision and seeks to educate students and create cutting-edge research in order to contribute to the ideals of a vigorous citizenry engaged in the culture and politics of a civil society and depends on alumni and donors who share this vision.