Communities and Collections
Canadian Centre for Isotopic Microanalysis (CCIM)
Our aim is to provide Canadian and international researchers in academia, government, and industry with access to leading-edge instrumentation and research expertise in geochemistry and geochronology. CCIM is dedicated principally to research on mineral and energy resources. Our team of dedicated academics and technical staff is here to collaborate with researchers, both professionals and students, from across Canada and internationally to address questions of high scientific and societal impact. We utilize unique analytical instruments and lab facilities, and develop special techniques to analyse the smallest ('micro') quantities of minerals for a range of isotopes. Isotopes are powerful tracers of geological processes and history, and CCIM is here to unlock their potential in your rocks and minerals. <br> <br> Established in 2008 as a University of Alberta academic centre through amalgamation of existing and planned isotope facilities, CCIM has since attracted over $28M in infrastructure investments from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Alberta Innovates (AI), the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program, and the University of Alberta. CCIM encompasses 315 square metres of state-of-the- art clean room laboratories and 430 square metres of instrument space, housing Canada's only multi-collector high resolution ion microprobe, six inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometers (including multicollector types), one solid state and two gas (excimer) UV laser systems, and six thermal ionization mass spectrometers, including the only multi-ion counting TIMS in Canada. The Centre is also supported by extensive sample preparation and characterization facilities and machine shops.
Canadian Circumpolar Institute
The Canadian Circumpolar Institute is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to promoting, facilitating and conducting research of the highest caliber throughout the circumpolar world. We strive to develop an institute that will contribute to effective decision making, assist in the development of sustainable communities, and advance the understanding of circumpolar regions generally.
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works with instructors and programs to develop engaging and meaningful learning experiences for students. In addition to offering a variety of programming including one-on-one consultations, workshops related to teaching and curriculum, and facilitating teaching grants and awards, CTL academic staff are actively involved in disseminating and co-disseminating their CTL-related work to inform and advance practice. Residing under central administration, CTL reports to the Vice-Provost, Learning Initiatives. Find some of our reports, resources, presentations, and scholarly publications here.
Certificate in Computer Game Development
This collection contains student projects created for courses in the Certificate in Computer Game Development. The Certificate in Computer Game Development is a joint certificate between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science which is intended to complement discipline-specific studies with courses which give students opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams, build complete small- to medium-scale games, and interact with industry.
Chemical and Materials Engineering, Department of
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta attracts some of the best and brightest people. With 50 professors, over 300 graduate students and more than 500 undergraduate students, our department is growing every year. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are taught by leading chemical and materials researchers from around the world. Our professors are award-winning, passionate instructors, and approachable mentors.
Chemistry, Department of
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta provides an outstanding environment for studies in Chemistry, is among the most research active departments in Canada, and is regarded as being among the top three in the country. The Department is one of the best equipped and best funded in North America and has a faculty renowned internationally for their excellence in teaching and research.
The China Institute at the University of Alberta (CIUA) was established in the fall of 2005 with an endowment fund of C$37 million from the Government of Alberta. The endowment matched the appraised value of The Mactaggart Art Collection, donated to the University of Alberta Museums by local philanthropists Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart, under an agreement by the University that the funds so obtained would be used to create the China Institute, dedicated to enhancing understanding between Canada and China.
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate students some of the finest instruction and facilities in North America. Our state-of-the-art research and instructional labs are matched only by our team of professors and researchers –recognized as some of the top achievers and scientists in their fields. Our Department and School are located in the Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility. Today, more than 900 undergraduate and 500 graduate students are building their future and studying with our department.
Communications and Technology Graduate Program
The Communications and Technology Graduate Program at the University of Alberta offers a theoretical, historical and practical examination of communications in the era of the Internet, social media and the mobile device. Situated in the Faculty of Extension, we offer a Master of Arts (course-based and thesis) as well as collaborating with other university partners on interdisciplinary PhD opportunities.
Comparative Literature is dedicated to the study of literature in the broadest possible framework -- interlingual, intercultural and interdisciplinary. As it is taught at this University, and at many other North American institutions, Comparative Literature implies the study of the interrelationships of literature with other cultural practices and with other disciplines: philosophy, psychology and politics; all problems in the field of literary criticism and theory; the study of broad currents of thought and style and of major literary schools; the study of literary genres and forms; the study of motifs and themes; the study of the presence of a work of literature, an author, a whole literature or even a country, region or culture in another national literature, region or culture; the study of authors writing in different languages but linked by contacts and intertextualities. Our program also includes international studies in popular culture and places increasing emphasis on popular literary genres and film. Moreover, the program has developed new areas of study such as those of marginalized and post-colonial literature, women's writing and the empirical study of literary response.