University of Alberta
University of Alberta constantly ranks in the top four Universities in Canada (best overall in 2006 according to a survey conducted by the Canadian news magazine Maclean’s). In 2008 a survey conducted by “The Scientist” ranked University of Alberta 7th in the top 100 best international Institutions to work for post-doctoral fellows.
Alberta & Edmonton
Thanks to the oil industry and a booming economy Alberta is the richest province in Canada. Edmonton, its capital, counts more than 1 million people. The Rocky Mountains are one of the major regional attractions with the beautiful national parks of Jasper and Banff. Only 3 hours-driving distant from Edmonton, The Rockies are a paradise for hikers and skiers of all types.