The Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative took root in 2011 when we discovered many researchers across faculties at the University of Alberta with a great and common passion: mountains.
After gathering together to share ideas, to learn about each other's research and find common ground, we decided to collectivize our research strength, breadth and depth and to formalize a unique initiative - the first of its kind in Canada.
Our Initiative comprises 25 faculty members from four faculties at the University of Alberta:
- Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
- Faculty of Science
Researchers in the initiative conduct research across the human, the social, and the applied sciences – carrying out research and teaching in the specific disciplinary areas of mountain studies.
Individually, we attract some of the strongest graduate students to the university, from Canada and internationally.