Life at UAlberta

World-Class Facilities

Our campuses continue to grow with modern facilities offering top-quality learning environments for students. Our main campus is home to more than 133 buildings over 50 city blocks.

Here are just some of the great world-class facilities at UAlberta.

The NanoFab: Canada's premier micro and nanofabrication research facility

The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT)

NINT is Canada’s leading facility for nanotechnology research and one of only a few in the world. This facility houses the quietest laboratory space in Canada and is a $120 million initiative of the National Research Council, the Government of Alberta, and UAlberta.

 canada national institute for nanotechnology

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science UAlberta

The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS)

CCIS is one of only a few of its kind in the world housing interdisciplinary science research teams in one facility, with brand new lecture halls and teaching labs.

 The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) is home to a community of researchers, educators and students from across all faculties and outside academes, working to improve health outcomes.
Building on the university's history of success in world-class research, education and patient care, faculties and stakeholders work side by side, sharing space, ideas and innovations.

The Timms Centre 

Canada’s finest theatre teaching facility offers the latest lighting technologies, tracking systems, wardrobe, and production facilities to host world-class student performances.

 UAlberta Timms Centre

UAlberta Agrifood Discovery Place 

Agri-Food Discovery Place

This facility is dedicated to the advancement of food science and the future of the agri-food industry,supporting research in meat safety and crop use for food and industrial products. 

Foote Field

Foote Field is one of U of A’s several athletic facilities, which rank among the best in Canada. Located on the South Campus, Foote Field hosted the 2001 World Track and Field Championships and offers a fitness centre, turf fields, an eight-lane running track, and more.

UAlberta Foote Field 


University of Alberta Libraries

U of A has Canada’s second largest research library system. Students have access to all 11 U of A libraries and can search the catalogue and reserve items online.


Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

Located alongside the University of Alberta hospital, this institute is a major centre for complex cardiac care for patients in Western Canada, providing heart transplants and conducting advanced cardiovascular research. The Institute is a co-operative endeavour between U of A and the Capital Health region.




University of Alberta Museums 

UAlberta is home to 35 collections with more than 17 million objects, including a meteorite collection, a dentistry museum, the paleontology collections, the museum of zoology, and more.