U of A for Tomorrow

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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Upcoming events

College town halls (October 4, 6, and 7)

The three college deans will be hosting town halls via Zoom to provide more detail on the roles and responsibilities of the colleges, share progress to date and introduce new college staff. Please see the event listing relevant to your college for details and to register:

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Recap of Natural and Applied Sciences Town Hall

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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