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We are UAlberta
The University of Alberta, in Edmonton, is home to thousands of students, professors, and researchers from across Canada and around the world – a diverse and welcoming community where great minds have been meeting for over 100 years. Although we are an institution of higher learning, we also know how to have fun. From fall and winter festivals, to food trucks and farmers’ markets, to weird world record attempts, there’s something here for everyone.
Life in Edmonton
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, with a metro population of over one million. Whether you’re from a small town or a big city, whether you’re considering making a move here, or you’ve lived here all your life, Edmonton is a great place to study, work, and play. Learn more »
The University of Alberta is centrally located in Edmonton. The surrounding neighbourhoods of Whyte Ave and Garneau, with their abundant
restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, and nightlife, are easily within walking distance, and are well served by public transit.
North Campus is connected via Light Rail Transit (LRT) to the downtown core, the provincial Legislature grounds, and the soon-to-be-built arena district. Other Edmonton landmarks, such as West Edmonton Mall, are just a short bus ride away.
The LRT also connects us to South Campus, home to many of our sports teams and athletics facilities – all just a five-minute train ride away. Did you know? Admission for students to all our Bears and Pandas regular season home games is free!