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Short, online, on-demand business courses designed to help you learn new skills fast while enhancing your resume or LinkedIn profile. These courses are offered in partnership with MindEdge and include topics like cybersecurity, communications, Six Sigma, non-profit management, women in business, and more.

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Academic English for Graduate Studies

Meet the U of A's graduate programs English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement in 14 weeks

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Online Writing Weeks 2021

Join us July 12–16 and July 19–23, 2021, for Extension’s annual Writing Week. Participate in one or all of our insightful workshops and learn from local professional authors in an interactive online experience!

Each workshop runs Monday through Friday, for a total of 7.5 hours per week. That’s 1.5 hours of instruction, peer review, and professional feedback each day.

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Nation­al Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Local Author­i­ty Admin­is­tra­tion Lev­el I student

A big plus is the inter­ac­tion you get through­out the cours­es. You hear dif­fer­ent sto­ries, lis­ten to dif­fer­ent opin­ions… It real­ly helps you to gain some perspective.

Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate for Pro­fes­sion­al Engi­neers & Geoscientists student

I was very impressed with the lec­tures: the instruc­tor gen­er­ous­ly shared her own L2 learn­er’s expe­ri­ences with us and the teacher’s atti­tudes she showed us today came from her own experiences.

Eng­lish Medi­um Instruction student

The broad scope of the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed helps you under­stand most aspects of local gov­ern­ment operations.

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Extension news & events

Writing week
 Writing Weeks July 2021

Week-long Creative and Professional Development workshops

8 workshops offered

 Gin Cocktails, Online

Virtual learning with real world cocktail creating

Online sessions $84

U of A studying impact of zero-fee education model in Drayton Valley

No-cost education initiative aims to help build a resilient, inclusive economy in rural Alberta.

Congratulations to this year's OHS Healthy Workplaces Award winners!

Mikhaila Skehor and Dave Elniski submitted award-winning essays

Celebrating Award-Winning Remote Teaching

Congratulations to Extension’s own Denise Lo

Our Stories Q&A with Jamie Anderson


Investing in Learners

UAlberta partners with Drayton Valley to support career development in rural Alberta