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Key Stats

1,012 out of 8,873 graduates in 2020 gained a qualification that entitled them to teach at a primary school level.  

2,421 first-generation students started a degree in 2020/21. A first-generation student is the first person in their immediate family to attend university.


research impact

For the period 2018-2022

№ relevant publications: 1,268

№ times cited: 7,939

Source: InCites


sample Courses





Institutional Stewardship Initiatives

Coursera MOOCs

The University of Alberta offers 18 university-level courses as Massively Open Online Courses, meaning they are both open to the general public and can be taken by University of Alberta students for credits. Courses build on the university’s reputation for astrophysics, paleontology and Northern studies. The course Indigenous Canada is internationally recognized, going viral after Emmy Award-winner Dan Levy encouraged tens of thousands to sign up for the course.

🔗 U of A’s Indigenous Canada online course sees enrolment spike after ‘Schitt’s Creek’ star signs up

Humanities 101

Humanities 101 is a Community Service-Learning outreach program designed to ensure that people with a love of learning have access to educational experiences. The program offers free, non-credit, university-level courses for people living in Edmonton’s downtown and surrounding areas who are passionate about learning and knowledge, especially those whose economic situation, academic experience and financial and social well-being are compromised. 

Research institutes, centres & projects

Social connections critical to success for students with learning disabilities

U of A education researcher offers advice on how post-secondary schools and students can foster a sense of belonging and improve learning for those with learning disabilities.

Education researcher reveals history of assimilative tactics on Blood Reserve

Tiffany Prete hopes her work will help intergenerational survivors.