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University of Alberta

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Address: 116 St. and 85 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2N8, Canada
Phone Number: 780 492-3111

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I have spent many years working at this wonderful University

The University has modernized a lot since I worked there, but it is still very nice with lots of greens for walking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 21, 2016
Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel out to Camrose for a rural campus experience. How about a francophone experience at Campus St Jean just off Whyte Avenue? Downtown - the Enterprise Square building, right on the light rail transit, is the historic Hudson Bay Building. North campus on the Saskatchewan River is a fantastic walkable campus with great facilities. Parking you say? There are multiple... More 

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North America
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't go to the U of A planning on finding parking - there is none. And when you get there vis transit, don't expect to be able to easily find your way around. There is a lack of maps and directions. All the buildings more or less look the same. Not sure how many students are wandering around lost .... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The University has modernized a lot since I worked there, but it is still very nice with lots of greens for walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

My family members all studied at the U of A. It is one of the top universities in Canada. The campus is huge and full of charm from mixing old architectures and modern buildings. To me, the life at Hub Mall was the most memorable. The building itself is unique and one of a kind: a combine of students' housing... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The whole University sits on a huge footprint of older and new buildings, gardens and green space and is well laid out for walking around. Downside is that parking is expensive.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

There are always interesting things going on here, many for free. You don't need to be a student to browse the library or spend time in the little gems like the Agriculture/Forestry Atrium. There are often lectures being given by fascinating speakers, again often for free.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Have two degrees through the university and I make it to the university at least once a year to walk the campus and explore both the old and new buildings on campus!! Absolutely stunning!!

Thank Aaron M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Beautiful campus any time of year. Friendly people will help you if you get lost or need assistance. Visit in August and you will know why they chose green and gold as their colours.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited the University of Alberta in the spring, and was pleasantly surprised. I had previously visited only in the winter, when the campus seems gloomy, gray, and miserable. In the month of May, the leaves were out, fruit trees were blooming, the grass was green, and birds were chirping. It was delightful to amble around the campus in between... More 

Thank Introvertica
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

A great place to wander. Look around, look up and think about the thousands of lives that have passed through this place. The anxiety of their first days, the excitement of graduation. The life long friends they made. Great place for a stroll, find a quiet place to sit. Grab a coffee and people watch

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