Quaecumque vera - “whatsoever things are true.”
The phrase comes from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 4, Verse 8, in the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible. In the passage, the writer exhor ts the readers to focus their thoughts on truth and other virtues.
Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement and partnerships. The U of A gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.
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.
Research + Innovation
The pursuit of truth drives the work done at the University of Alberta. By asking why, what and how, our researchers push the boundaries of knowledge. Using some of the world’s most advanced research facilities and resources, our researchers have discovered new knowledge in health and life sciences, energy, artificial intelligence and much more.
We are home to leading experts in both established and emerging fields including health, artificial intelligence, energy, food safety and security, nanotechnology, the environment and earth’s resources, our past, clean technology, climate change, smart technology, and aerospace to name a few.
More than 425 student groups provide students with opportunities to pursue academic, cultural, recreational and political interests.
Students can study at partner institutions around the world, including the Worldwide Universities Network, a consortium of 23 top research universities.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Undergraduate Research Initiative funds undergraduate students to pursue research with $5,000 stipends.
Community Service Learning
Students gain hands-on experiences and draw real-life connections to social issues while giving back to their community.
U of A graduates rank #2 in Canada for employment rate, the result of multiple programs for internships, job shadowing and career mentoring.
Co-ops + Careers
Integrate your classroom learning with valuable experiences in community with faculty-led co-op and work placement programs.