We can turn our challenges into a strategic transformation.

The University of Alberta has embarked on a new period of transformation. The post-secondary sector is evolving quickly and the financial pressures facing the University of Alberta today are significant.

We are acting quickly, guided by our core values and our commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement.

With strategic transformation, we can build the U of A’s global leadership in higher education and research. We can drive even greater social and economic growth, innovation, and creativity for the public good of the province and beyond.

Through bold action, we are setting a new direction for the university of tomorrow.

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Wellbeing Through Change

Between budget cuts, restructuring, moving to remote teaching, and experiencing the pandemic, faculty and staff have encountered difficult, sustained change. Resources are available to support your wellbeing.

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What We Heard

At town halls, roundtables, and online, thousands of faculty, staff, students, and alumni provided their feedback and input on academic and administrative restructuring. We plan to do more events in the future for different groups on campus, so please watch the UAT Consultation page as we will be adding new dates in January.

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Two Branches of University of Alberta for Tomorrow

Academic Restructuring

The U of A’s academic structure is changing. Restructuring will enable the university to respond to our current budget challenges and focus resources on academic activities. Our goal is to sustain and strengthen the academy and reinvest in our core mission of teaching, research and service.

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Administrative Restructuring

A new operational model is being implemented to support the goals of University of Alberta for Tomorrow. Service Excellence Transformation (or SET) is restructuring the U of A’s administrative operations to serve and support the core teaching and research mission of the university more effectively and efficiently.

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