The University of Alberta, in the heart of sunny Alberta, Canada, has looked at downtown Edmonton from across the banks of the North Saskatchewan River for a century. Now one of the top 100 global universities, the U of A serves more than 39,000 students through a broad range of programs across 18 faculties with over 15,000 faculty and staff at five campuses. Committed to community engagement at home and abroad, the University of Alberta promotes interdisciplinary efforts in an innovative and progressive environment. Its students, faculty and alumni are recognized for their transformative research and discoveries that have improved lives around the world. Created—in the words of its first president, Henry Marshall Tory—"for the uplifting of the whole people," the university is committed to inspiring the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship in a creative community.