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Concordia University of Edmonton

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1921
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public-private
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 7128 Ada Boulevard NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • Phone:
    • +17804798481
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton, previously Concordia University College of Alberta, is an independent publicly funded university in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Accredited under the Alberta Post-secondary Learning Act, Concordia is primarily funded by the Government of Alberta, tuition, and private donations.

Concordia University of Edmonton has played an important role in Alberta’s educational history since 1921. In 1987, Concordia University of began awarding undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Today, it offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science, and Management, two after-degree programs, three masters degrees, and several graduate certificates and diplomas.

Academic Highlights

The university has five faculties and two schools: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Science, School of Physical Education and Wellness, and School of Music. The university offers 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts, Science and Management; two after-degree programs, three master's degrees, and several graduate certificates and diplomas. The University of Lethbridge had a small extension campus at the university from 2012 to 2015. Bright Horizons Childcare and the Concordia Lutheran Seminary also share the university grounds.

Life in Concordia University of Edmonton

Campus life features a community orchestra, a touring choir, and regular drama productions. There is a dormitory for women (Eberhardt Hall), one for higher-year women (Wangerin House), and a men's dormitory (Founders Hall). The university has a gymnasium and a large athletic field on campus. In the past the field was sometimes used for spring practice by the Edmonton Eskimos football team.

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Notable Alumni

  • Nathan Fillion, actor
  • Sarah Hoffman, politician
  • Sam Lam, soccer player
  • Lynne Bowen, university professor, oral historian and writer—CUE Distinguished Alumni Award 2000 winner

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