Student Life

The University of Alberta is located in beautiful Edmonton,  a large city known for its commitment to culture, festivals, and the arts. Our department has a very friendly and close-knit atmosphere that facilitates a variety of fun activities.
Many graduate students bring their families with them when they come to the U of A; our public school system is renowned for its diverse educational opportunities for children (including programming in a variety of languages, religions, and nontraditional focuses).
Edmonton is only a few hours drive from the Rocky Mountains, which provide a second-to-none experience of skiing, nature, hiking, and hot springs. Our city is known as the “City of Champions” because of our passion for, and excellence in, various sports.