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Life at UAlberta

Competitive Athletics

UAlberta is home to the Golden Bears (men’s) and Pandas (women’s) competitive sports teams. 

            GUBA             Pandas

UAlberta is the only school in Canada to have won a national championships in all 11 team sports—we hold 60 national titles. Also, UAlberta ranks second on the academic All-Canadian list of students who are national all-stars in their sport and in the classroom.

We are the only school with such a high number of Academic All-Canadians and national championships. 

  • Most Golden Bears and Pandas teams are a part of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) organization and compete against other CIS teams in Canada. UAlberta is also a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competes in the Royal Canadian Golf Association.
  • Golden Bears and Pandas teams include hockey, basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, rugby, tennis, track and field, wrestling, swimming, football, curling, and cross-country. Tryout dates are listed on the Bears and Pandas Athletics website.
  • Attending a U of A sports event is a great way to meet new people and cheer on our athletes! Come and join us, along with our mascots: GUBA, the Great University Bear of Alberta, and Patches the Panda. 
  • UAlberta's athletic facilities rank among the best in Canada and offer gymnasiums, running tracks, climbing walls, ice rinks, pools, indoor courts, dance studios, and more.