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39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties.
The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta.
The policy of university education initiated in the 1960s responded to population pressure and the belief that higher education was a key to social justice and economic productivity for individuals and for society.
The University of Alberta has graduated more than 260,000 alumni, including Governor General Roland Michener; Prime Minister Joe Clark; Chief Justice of Canada Beverley Mc Lachlin; Alberta premiers Peter Lougheed, Dave Hancock, Jim Prentice and Rachel Notley; Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Nobel laureate Richard E. The university is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
in the first session of the new Legislative Assembly, with Premier Alexander C. The university was modelled on the American state university, with an emphasis on extension work and applied research.
In a letter to Alexander Cameron Rutherford in early 1906, while he was in the process of setting up Mc Gill University College in Vancouver, Tory wrote, "If you take any steps in the direction of a working University and wish to avoid the mistakes of the past, mistakes which have fearfully handicapped other institutions, you should start on a teaching basis." Percy Erskine Nobbs & Frank Darling designed the master plan for the University of Alberta in 1909–10.
Nobbs designed the Arts Building (1914–15), laboratories and Power House (1914). Burgess, Nobbs designed the Provincial College of Medicine (1920–21). But along with these early milestones came the First World War and the global influenza pandemic of 1918, whose toll on the university resulted in a two-month suspension of classes in the fall of 1918.