Strategic Partnerships Office

University of Alberta

Partner for Impact

Partnership plays an important role in innovation. We recognize the need to make it easy for partners to work with the University of Alberta.

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Partner for Impact

Partnership plays an important role in innovation. We recognize the need to make it easy for partners to work with the University of Alberta.

strategic partnerships office

The University of Alberta's Strategic Partnerships Office is the point of contact for corporate and community partners looking to establish a relationship with our institution.

The Strategic Partnerships Office will help you explore the University and find ways that the University can help your organization. Let us work to connect you to opportunities that matter the most — including workforce development, new research, working with our students, accessing our facilities, and more.

Imagine what you can do with the University of Alberta

There are a number of ways to imagine a partnership with the University of Alberta. These include but are not limited to:

Solve your most difficult challenges by connecting with novel research projects

Create a legacy and support the University community through philanthropy

Recruit the best and brightest through student engagement opportunities (e.g. internships, work integrated learning)

Engage with university spin-off companies

Help your employees meet new challenges though co-developed courses to upskill or reskill employees

Create a new program or institute with the University to meet your organization’s or sector’s needs

Locate your company on campus, next to world-class research talent

Here to Help

Our team follows the EDGE Process — enhancing engagement and supporting partnership with the University of Alberta.

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Contact us and our team will connect with you to understand your interests. These may include connecting with research programs, seeking space or equipment, finding online or in-person courses/programs at the university and/or seeking opportunities for new talent.


Our team will curate a list of opportunities for you to consider.


We will then help you navigate the university and take the next steps to create meaningful partnerships that support your needs.


Let us continue to serve you as a "go-to" for additional information you seek. We're always here to help you expand your relationship with the University of Alberta.

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