Did you know that the University of Alberta has the largest inventory of land and buildings of any university in Canada? With 1.8 million square metres of infrastructure (think 350 football fields full of buildings, roads, sidewalks, grounds, and utilities), and 490 buildings across its five campuses, our buildings range from 110 years old to brand new.
With so many buildings, ranging from simple offices to complex research facilities, it’s critical that investments are made in support of continued excellence in education and research. The way in which space is designed, used and maintained are critical factors to the accessibility, effectiveness and sustainability of our campuses.
The Facilities & Operations portfolio leads the charge when it comes to maintaining and sustaining our campus, but this isn’t just one unit’s job—it’s everyone’s responsibility to care for and take pride in our campuses!