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To be launched in Fall 2016, UAlberta’s Mountains 101 will be the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in interdisciplinary mountain studies, available either for university credit or for free – to anyone, anywhere in the world where there’s an Internet connection.

Mountains 101 is led by an interdisciplinary team of scholars at UAlberta belonging to the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative and will provide a general introduction to the mountain world, drawing from the biological sciences, the earth sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Crossing conventional disciplinary borders, Mountains 101 will provide unique educational experience for individuals, families, and community members: anyone interested in the awe-inspiring world of mountains.

University of Alberta welcomes The Alberta Bear to Campus

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and the opening of the new Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Centre, a life-sized case bronze bear has been erected on the University of Alberta campus. At the corner of 114 Street and 87 Ave, standing on guard in front of the Wilson Climbing Centre is the Alberta Bear.

Desk Top Replica of The Alberta Bear

The purchase of one out of one hundred limited edition desk top replicas of the Alberta Bear, is a vital part of our fundraising campaign to promote higher learning and success of our students. When you purchase a Bear, you directly enhance the student experience. The money raised will be placed into the new Physical Education and Recreation Golden Anniversary International travel Scholarship.

Read more about the limited edition desk top replica bears here


  1. The Language of Movement An interview with Tamara Bliss

    Ms. Bliss’s outlook on life illustrates the unity between the physical, mental and emotional. “Just keep moving. Movement is the key to longevity. Even if you have any ailments, if you keep moving it’s only going to make life better and easier. Dance is a really natural way to do it because it belongs to everybody; it’s our original language. Take that ability and use it to express yourself in a variety of ways. When you’re stressed out, get up and dance! Just keep moving and keep dancing.”

  2. Undergraduate Student Paige Wakefield Wins International Award

  3. Honorary Degree Recipient Bruce Saville

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