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Opportunities to Give

The University of Alberta Water Initiative seeks additional investments to support student scholarships, endowed chairs and research.

The initiative will establish additional expertise and leadership through research chairs in target areas. Some of these will be philanthropically endowed; others will be funded through public initiatives or as private-sector research chairs.

We also seek your support in establishing graduate student scholarships to ensure the continued strength and success of our water research projects.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Graduate scholarships provide aspiring scholars with encouragement and support to remain involved in our water research. An investment in scholarships is an investment in the potential of these students to help develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing water challenges.

The U of A Water Initiative invites you to be part of this future by investing in graduate student scholarships. Our aim is to raise funds to support 100 graduate students.

With your help, we will be able to demonstrate how this university is committed to local and global communities. The work of our talented researchers and their engaged, financially supported graduate students will improve the lives of people all over the globe.

Read one student's story here.


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Endowed Chairs

Endowed chairs attract world-class researchers as well as students who have the ability and desire to learn from these exceptional individuals. The U of A is committed to its place as a world-class public research-intensive institution.

The Water Initiative seeks investments for each of the following proposed research chairs:

  • Water policy
  • Water risk assessment
  • Sustainable water management
  • Novel water treatment and detection technology