For the Public Good
At the University of Alberta, we begin with people—people with ideas, talent, and purpose. Then, we act.
We seek knowledge. We educate citizens. We ask the big questions. We push the limits of human understanding and knowledge. We engage with partners and communities close to home and around the world to lead positive change. We empower creative people to take risks and imaginative leaps towards as yet undetermined futures.
Why? The answer is simple: We are a public university acting for the public good.
When we act, we provide meaningful educational experiences, promote innovative thinking, and develop original and compelling solutions that matter. When we lead, we tackle the most important local, national, and global challenges. When we excel, our work sparks and feeds widespread social, cultural, and economic benefits for others—indeed for the uplifting of the whole people.
In "For the Public Good"—our institutional strategic plan for the coming decade—we embrace and affirm our vision to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good.
We forge ahead, motivated and supported by the University of Alberta’s 108 year history of leadership, achievement, and public service. Inspired by this plan, we will strive to achieve the following strategic goals:
a diverse, inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty and staff from Alberta, Canada and the world.
diverse and rewarding learning opportunities that inspire us, nurture our talents, expand our knowledge and skills, and enable our success.
as individuals, and together, sustain a culture that fosters and champions distinction and distinctiveness in teaching, learning, research, and service.
communities across campuses, city and region, province, nation and the world to create reciprocal, mutually beneficial learning experiences, research projects, partnerships, and collaborations.
our people, our work, and the environment by attracting and stewarding the resources we need to deliver excellence to the benefit of all.
In pursuit of these shared goals, the University of Alberta will deepen our dedication to excellence and extend our record of public leadership, playing a lead role in building a better province, a better Canada, and a better world.