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About Us

Since 1943, The Friends of the University of Alberta have engaged in activities that help build a strong relationship between the university and the broader community.

Membership in The Friends of the University of Alberta is open to anyone who has the welfare of the university at heart and is anxious to assist the university in achieving its goals.

Goals

Our goals are:

  • Provide a connection to the university for members of the community.
  • Act as advocates for the University within the community.
  • Facilitate educational engagement and a sense of lifelong learning among our members.
  • Provide information about volunteer opportunities at the University.

The Friends of the University of Alberta donations support and enrich the University in many ways, including:

  • Enlisting outstanding speakers to deliver the Henry Marshall Tory Lecture, free public lectures named after the University‚Äôs first president.
  • Providing bursaries for students in need and supporting awards for meritorious students.
  • Supporting the purchase of special equipment or rare books.
  • Supporting major projects that advance university goals.

Funding

While the Friends of the University of Alberta does accept donations, we do not solicit members for funding. The Friends of the University of Alberta does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

Legal

The Friends of the University of Alberta Society is a registered society in Alberta and a registered charity in Canada (Registration no.: 889893772).

The University of Alberta logo is used with permission.

 

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