Bill Flanagan, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta

President Flanagan leads the U of A as we embark on a new period of transformation.

About Bill Flanagan

Born and raised in Alberta, Bill joins the University of Alberta from Queen’s University, where he served as the dean of law for 14 years from 2005 to 2019. He holds a BA (English and Philosophy) from Carleton University, a JD from the University of Toronto, a DEA in International Economic Law from Université Paris I-Sorbonne, and an LLM from Columbia University. His scholarly work spans property law, corporate law and international trade law.

Under his leadership, the university is embarking on a major program of academic and administrative restructuring guided by the University of Alberta of Tomorrow proposal, his five-year vision for the university.

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President Bill Flanagan

In five years the University of Alberta will

Be better placed to deliver on its Vision & Mission.

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Make even greater contributions to the public good.

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Sustain its position as a top 100 global university.

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About U of A for Tomorrow

U of A for Tomorrow Updates

 

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From the President's Desk

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From the President’s Desk: Winter 2022’s safe start continues

President Flanagan provides an update on the U of A’s Winter 2022 start safe plan, which includes extending online courses and enhanced safety measures until February 28

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From the President’s Desk: Winter 2022 will start online and with enhanced campus safety measures

President Flanagan shares the U of A’s new Winter 2022 start safe plan, which includes three weeks of online courses and enhanced safety measures.

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From the President's Desk: Holiday Greetings

President Flanagan thanks the U of A community for their support this year.

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