Communities and Collections
Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology
The Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology (IPIA) is an Indigenous-led institute with a commitment to continuing to support Indigenous-engaged archaeological research, to developing pedagogical approaches to integrating Indigenous ways of knowing and being into archaeological teaching and training, and to changing cultural heritage policies in response to the needs of Indigenous communities in western Canada. The IPIA is the first of its kind in Canada and the first Institute focused on Indigenous archaeology in the world.
Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET)
The Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET) is a University of Alberta institute that embraces a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines related to the exploration of space. ISSET builds on long-standing institutional excellence in space research in order to take advantage of emerging, cross-disciplinary opportunities and to develop partnerships with other institutions, agencies and industry.
Information for All Programme (IFAP)
Since 2020, the UNESCO Information For All Programme (IFAP) Working Group on Information Accessibility (WGIA) has hosted the Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility (AI4IA) Conference. AI4IA is hosted annually on 28 September, in commemoration of UNESCO’s International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), and has enjoyed the support of partners from all over the world, including the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS) and AI for Society (AI4S), both at University of Alberta, Canada; the International Centre for Information Ethics (ICIE); Future Africa at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED) in ORF, India; and the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica. The aim of this specific event is on promoting, but also understanding the barriers to, inclusive artificial intelligence. AI can be very beneficial to society but if abused it can also be very harmful. The theme therefore raises a range of issues, including the relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law, AI and Ethics, media and our right to know, creativity and innovation. It is necessary to understand how AI can be made inclusive, thereby enabling the widest cross-section of society.
Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance (CHSPRA)
The Canadian Health Services and Policy Alliance (CHSPRA) brings together organizations and from across the health system community to collaborate on specific and common priority initiatives. Stemming from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Health Services and Policy Research’s (CIHR – IHSPR) IHSPR Pan Canadian Vision and Strategy (Executive Summary | Full Report), the Alliance has successfully developed a number of health system enabling assets that have served our collective community over the past several years.
Using a voluntary workgroup structure, the Alliance provides leadership and the enabling infrastructure to build a shared workgroup outcome, project plan, and support the development of the planned products to support the broader constituencies. The Training Modernization working group gave rise to the development of alternate career paths for HSPR PhD students and the establishment of the successful Impact Fellowship program. The Impact Assessment working group has successfully extended the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences impact framework to begin to articulate the value of HSPR research to the health system beyond a transactional traditional bibliometric approach.
Through its focused “shared objective and outcome” based approach, the Alliance has demonstrated the value of a pan-Canadian forum for output and outcome-based collaboration. By providing the leadership and the necessary discipline and infrastructure, CHSPRA aspires to support the development of the enablers needed to translate science into practice.
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)
The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is a not-for-profit organization collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to find practical solutions to watershed issues. This community contains publications created by the NSWA. https://www.nswa.ab.ca
Toolkit for Grant Success
Master of Science in Internetworking (MINT)
The University of Alberta Master of Science in Internetworking (MINT) graduate program prepares students for a career as a network engineer.
It is a two-year, fully-accredited, course-based program led by industry leaders and jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Science through their Departments of Computing Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program has been operating since 2004 and is designed with the working professional in mind. It teaches up-to-date technical knowledge, advanced problem solving skills and the industry experience needed to lead large-scale Internet project teams as well as develop the architectures for complex network implementations.
Canadian Rail Research Laboratory (CaRRL)
The Canadian Rail Research Laboratory (CaRRL) was established to be Canada's premier education and research program in railway engineering. Housed within the University of Alberta's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, CaRRL features a large dedicated laboratory space inside the Natural Resources Engineering Facility and facilitates world-class research in collaboration between academia and our industry and government partners.
PigGen Canada is a not-for-profit organization whose members include pig breeding companies that have active nucleus programs in Canada and who represent over 90% of the pig breeding genetics sold in Canada.
Politics of Libraries Conference
Politics of Libraries is an ongoing conference series organized by an interested group of librarians, information professionals, students, and academics. The first conference was held in 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the global 1968 social protests, with the goal of providing a place for critical discussions on the politics of libraries that are too often excluded from workplaces and classrooms. This community includes materials from various Politics of Libraries conferences, each of which have their own collection