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



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News

  1. Reappointment Announcement - Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

  2. Getting a move on is more likely in an encouraging environment

    "Effective interventions increase the opportunity, capability, and motivation for individuals to move more and sit less. Interventions will be unsuccessful if individuals have to make rational choices about their behaviour in environments that do not support them" said Dr. John C. Spence, co-author of the publication.

  3. New exercisers need support to clear motivational hurdles

    Many new exercisers fail to remain active after the first three months of launching an exercise or workout plan because they face a variety of motivational and other barriers, said Wendy Rodgers at the 2015 Physical Activity Forum hosted by the Alberta Centre for Active Living - See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/news-and-events/newsarticles/2015/may/new-exercisers-need-support-to-clear-motivational-hurdles#sthash.wzfpr3NX.dpuf

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