Communities and Collections

  • 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.

    • Institute of Health Economics

      The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is a not-for-profit organization with key competencies in health economics & decision analytic modeling, health technology assessment and knowledge transfer and exchange. IHE's core objectives are:

      Support decision making in health policy and practice with evidence from research in health economics and health technology assessment.
      Assess the medical, economic, social, and ethical implications of both established and new health practices, procedures, and technologies.
      Facilitate discussions and partnerships among government, academia, industry and healthcare providers to address important issues in health care.

      • 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.

        • Integrative Health Institute (IHI)

          The Integrative Health Institute (IHI) at the University of Alberta is based on the concept of health in its broadest sense as defined by the World Health Organization: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Integrative Health recognizes both the rigourous and systematic science of conventional medicine and the values and traditions of complementary therapies such as acupuncture, herbs, mindfulness, among many more.

          More than 100 dedicated Scholars are primed to collaborate to change how we promote health and manage illness, and they bring proven records of success in tackling major issues affecting healthcare today. IHI Scholars have considerable depth and breadth of expertise in integrative, traditional, and indigenous health. They pursue excellence by creating and disseminating high quality, meaningful research, teaching and mentoring future scholars and clinicians. They facilitate collaborations between the academic, industry, and public institutions that are important stakeholders in serving the public's interest in health and wellness. IHI will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary research and education, promoting innovative ways to study, apply, and promote evidence-informed patient-centered health care. IHI is building bridges and creating partnerships that will multiply our contributions and lead the way in fostering creativity, innovation and synergy towards a healthy future that will benefit all patients and those who support them.

          • International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research Repository

            These Community and Collections are part of a project of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research aimed at creating an interactive database of participatory action research projects. It includes work in multiple forms: stories, reports, scholarly papers, videos and archived webpages. Work can be deposited in any language. Attached to each deposit is a categorisation sheet which identifies the level of participation using Cornwall’s levels of participation. Theoretical and methodological work can also be deposited. The repository can be searched using a range of key words based on specific health area or category of people whose lives are affected by the research.

            Keywords : health promotion; children; youth; indigenous, aboriginal, ethnic groups, minorities, disadvantaged, poor, older people, professionals, health care , disease, lifestyle, community development, community capacity, environment, diabetes, obesity, mental health, cancer, cardiovascular, communicative diseases, public health, prevention

            • Joel Martin Halpern Image Archive

              The collection consists of images of the landscape, architecture, and culture. This is a collection of over 2,000 digital images.

              • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, Faculty of

                The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is Canada's leading physical education and recreation faculty and is, truly, where the “Art and Science of Human Movement come Alive!”

                With 43 faculty members on board, 15 coaches, over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 400 student-athletes, in a Faculty that spans studies from the cell to society, our Faculty is complex in nature, richly-diverse in its research, integrated in its make-up, weaving scholarly endeavour in human movement across the life and abilities spectra through its teaching, service and outreach.

                • Law, Faculty of

                  Research in the Faculty of Law builds on the rich tradition of research at the University of Alberta. Faculty members are involved in a wide variety of innovative scholarship, in diverse areas ranging from the running of corporations to the running of countries, from legal theory to the law of taxation, from aboriginal law to biotechnology policy. Research at the Faculty is supported by federal as well as provincial research grants and leads to varied products, including books, journal articles, policy documents, government advisory papers, consultation documents and expert testimony before Provincial Legislatures and Parliament.

                  Our vibrant research environment is further enriched by the presence of several interdisciplinary centres and institutes, including the Centre for Constitutional Studies, the Health Law Institute, and the Forum on Civil Justice. The Faculty is also home to the Alberta Law Reform Institute and many Faculty members have contributed their research skills to Institute projects.

                  In addition to being on the cutting edge of legal scholarship, research conducted by members of the Faculty of Law is relevant and influential in law reform, and policy development.

                  • Linguistics, Department of

                    The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta has established itself as a major centre, both nationally and internationally, for graduate education and research in the empirical study of human language. Our faculty and graduate students are actively involved in a wide range of data-driven linguistic research with a strong focus on the empirical study of language through observation, fieldwork, and experimentation. We are also home to several major research grants in the areas of language acquisition, psycholinguistics, acoustic phonetics, phonology, field linguistics, corpus linguistics, and language revitalization.

                    • 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.

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