For the Public Good

"Let us consider together how we can build a great university for the public good and the betterment of our community, nation, and world."

  • VP Transitions and Reviews

    The president is responsible for establishing Vice-Presidential Advisory Committees to provide recommendations on the appointment and reappointment of vice-presidents.

  • Conversations with the President

    Watch this short video series to learn about President David Turpin's thoughts on community, leadership and more.

  • In the Community

    As president, David Turpin dedicates much of his time to the U of A's growth and promotion. Here are a few of the things he's been up to.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

    As chief executive officer and vice-chancellor, the president leads the university community to preserve, enhance, and secure the U of A's reputation as a major comprehensive and research-intensive institution. Learn more.

  • Presidential Installation

    On November 16, 2015, David H. Turpin was officially installed as the U of A's 13th president.

  • Presidents Emeriti

    A look back at all the presidents of the University of Alberta, beginning in 1908 with Henry Marshall Tory.

David H. Turpin, CM, PhD, LLD, FRSC, is the 13th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta. Dr. Turpin has established a new vision for the University of Alberta in For the Public Good, an ambitious plan that will ensure the university's continued leadership amongst the world's finest public institutions. During his tenure, Dr. Turpin has stewarded major grants and donations, including the largest gift in U of A history. One of Canada's most admired and respected post-secondary leaders, Dr. Turpin is past chair of the World University Service of Canada, Vice-Chair of the U15 Executive Heads, and serves as a member of both the Universities Canada Board of Directors and Research Advisory Committee. He is a distinguished scholar and Thomson ISI highly cited researcher, and has earned many honours and distinctions, including fellowship in the Order of Canada and the Royal Society of Canada.

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From the President's Desk