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Quick facts that might surprise you about UAlberta

UAlberta’s main campus is located centrally in the capital city of Edmonton. This campus boasts a great urban lifestyle with a beautiful, surrounding natural environment. Not only is the expansive river valley right beside our main campus, but downtown (the main cultural hub of Edmonton) is only a...
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Why Edmonton is the best place to get a degree and start a career

Edmonton is quickly becoming Canada’s greatest city, but here at UAlberta we might be a little bit biased, so we’ll let the facts speak for themselves. Here’s the top reasons Edmonton is the best place to get a degree and start your career!   A hub for innovation Still of students in...
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Guide to: Entertainment on Campus

One of the questions we receive most often from prospective students is “what are the winters like in Edmonton?” So we bet you’re also wondering what there is to do during the colder months! There is a lot to do outside in Edmonton during any season and many Edmonton residents are active all...
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What to expect from your first October in Edmonton

October is a really fun time in Edmonton and there are a lot of things to do. From our beautiful river valley, to outdoor festivals and delicious seasonal foods, there is so much to look forward to! Beautiful colours, everywhere. Edmonton is home to the largest urban park system in North America,...
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Fun ways to get involved on campus

Getting involved on campus is a great way to make friends, have fun and even gain valuable work experience. Here’s some of the ways you can get involved at UAlberta in any year of your degree: Archery Club, image supplied by Gateway Get active If you like sports or fitness, UAlberta has a lot of...
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Guide to: Week of Welcome

Starting University is exciting, but we know it can also be a little overwhelming having so many new experiences at once. Fear not! We’ve broken down the main events and what you can expect in your first week at UAlberta, so you can sit back and enjoy all the awesome things Week of Welcome has to...
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10 student-budget worthy things to do in Edmonton

We all know that students are on a tight budget, but there is plenty to do in the city that costs little to no money. Edmonton also has a large creative and entrepreneurial community, so there are always new and exciting events popping up each year. For now, here’s 10 ideas for fun things to do...
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5 exciting things happening next year

UAlberta has some amazing student events every year and there's some great things coming up that you won't want to miss! Plus Edmonton (where UAlberta is located) is a vibrant, growing city that has a lot of new arts, culture and sports facilities opening this year.   If you're coming to...
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Preparing to come to UAlberta

Preparing to come to UAlberta: answering your top questions!   Coming to study at UAlberta this fall? We bet you’re excited, but probably have a lot of questions! Many international students who come to UAlberta have never been to Canada and we get a lot of questions about weather, clothing...
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