Seminar by Canadian university

The University of Alberta will hold an information seminar at the Findlay education agency in Gadong on October 29 at 5.30pm for parents and students keen to study at the world-renowned Canadian university, according to a press release.

Presenting the seminar will be the university’s International Recruitment and Relations Coordinator (Asia) Guofan Hao. Accompanying her will be the university’s Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Studies Dr Stanford Blade.

The seminar, which is open to public, will introduce the university and its facilities, the programmes on offer, the affordable tuition fees, scholarships and life as a student in Alberta. Established in 1908, the University of Alberta is one of the top five universities in Canada. The QS World University Rankings 2020 places the institution at 113th in the world and third in Canada for Graduate Employability.

The university is home to Canada’s National Institute of Nanotechnology, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and is a leading teaching and research institution with an external researching funding of 513.5 million Canadian dollars. It also boasts the second largest research library system in Canada. It has 18 faculties with a reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences including agricultural, life and environmental sciences, creative arts, business and engineering where it offers 21 specialisations.

Some of the world’s great minds have their roots in the university, including Nobel Prize winner Richard Taylor and co-discoverer of insulin Dr James Collip.

Located in the vibrant city of Edmonton, which is a major hub for Alberta’s thriving energy industry, the University of Alberta is home to over 39,000 students including over 8,000 students from 152 countries.