Mar 03, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the President

President Bill Flanagan speaking with four students.

President Bill Flanagan meets with students who built space satellites for the Canadian CubeSat Project.

Welcome to the University of Alberta!

You have chosen to study at one of the world’s leading universities and a top five university in Canada. We are delighted to have you join us. 

Our environment fosters innovation, collaboration and discovery to help you learn, grow and succeed. From the classroom to the lab, you will find our faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence. Across all our campuses you will experience a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusivity and Indigeneity.

At the University of Alberta, we celebrate and honour Indigenous connections including the traditions, cultures, languages and Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples who shaped this territory and the communities gathered here.

Connecting with others is an important aspect of university life. Our community is diverse and welcoming, with more than 44,000 students coming from across Alberta, Canada and around the globe. We value the sharing of unique perspectives and ideas that can challenge us to think differently, providing us with opportunities to dig deeper to find solutions.

I encourage you to explore the abundant U of A campus life that includes 450 clubs as well as sports teams and much more. And if you need a helping hand, know that support is here when you need it. From financial aid to wellness and academic support, the U of A community is here for you throughout your learning journey.

I wish you every success as you forge your path to leading with purpose!


Bill Flanagan

President and Vice-Chancellor

View the President’s Biography