University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is situated in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was established in the year 1908 by the first premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, and its first president Henry Marshall Tory. This university has been acknowledged by the ARWU as one among the best universities in Canada. The main campus of this university has more than 90 buildings and covers 50 city blocks on the south border of the North Saskatchewan River valley. Education in Canada is the first choice of most of the international students and so is this university when it comes to Canada.
The finances of this university have been in dilemma since 2008 economic downturn. The economic boom in Alberta had an outcome of multi-billion dollar government economic surpluses in the year 2005. This directed to the prologue of Bill 1 by the provincial government that crafted a $4.5 billion donation for Alberta's post-secondary institutions. However in the year 2009, there was a budget shortfall and shortly thereafter the Alberta government proclaimed that the post-secondary budget allotment would remain stationary in the year 2010, thereby eradicating an extra $15 million in anticipated funding to the university.
This university includes numerous distributed campus facilities comprising, two auxiliary satellites, Campus Saint-Jean in southeast Edmonton, and Augustana Campus in Camrose, in addition to the main campus.