The University of Alberta is firmly established as one of Canada’s top five universities and is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. Today’s faculty, staff and students are members of diverse and complex local and global communities. Aspiring to be a great 21st century research and teaching institution, the U of A aims to uplift leaders of tomorrow by creating a learning and research environment that is similar to and competitive with the world’s finest universities.
The University of Alberta’s vision since its inception in 1908 has been to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good, an institution for the “uplifting of the whole people” in the words of our first president, Henry Marshall Tory. Today that vision endures and is built upon a foundation of institutional values, vision, mission, and cornerstones.