|Store Type |||Educational Services|
|Getting There |||LRT access from downtown, several transit bus connections.|
|Cross Street |||89 Avenue & 114 Street|
|LRT access from downtown, several transit bus connections.|
Profile Last Updated: October 06, 2008
Located in the south side of Edmonton, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, the University of Alberta boasts a friendly campus and spectacular scenery, largely due to the river valley park system that bisects the city. The campus is also minutes from downtown and the Old Strathcona district, one of the Edmonton's most vibrant neighbourhoods.
It's more than a good-looking post-secondary institution. It's one of Canada's largest universities, meeting the educational needs of more than 30,000 students each year. More than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs are available to students who enrol each semester.
The university is also a top-notch research centre, with practitioners working on scientific and medical breakthroughs ranging from the development of the pacemaker to boosting the chances of curing diabetes. The hospital is one of the most modern health-care facilities in the world.
But the U of A offers more than higher learning. It's also home to the U of A Golden Bears and Pandas, teams who are among the top contenders in sports like football, hockey, basketball, soccer against other university and college competitors.