Welcome to the University of Alberta! You have joined an exceptional and diverse community of scholars, thinkers, and leaders.
At its best, university is a transformative experience; you are on a journey of learning and inquiry. This journey should not only prepare you for success in an ever-changing world, but also help you to think critically, creatively and differently.
Use this University of Alberta Calendar as a launching pad. It is your first source for information and resources as a student. In it, you will find details on courses and program requirements, policies and regulations, and the academic schedule. Refer to it often and review it throughout the year and your degree.
There are many paths through this university, and this calendar can help you find yours. You have a chance to explore some of the world's most complex and exciting challenges. I encourage you to follow your curiosity and talents. When you find something that you're passionate about, focus on it. Let yourself and your life be transformed.
David H Turpin, CM, PhD, LLD, FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor