Founded 1970. An open, distance education university funded by the Department of Advanced Education of the government of Alberta. Accepted first students 1973, and received permanent self-governing status under the Alberta University Act 1978.
- Humanities and Social Sciences FacultyFields of study: Anthropology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Canadian Studies, Communication Studies, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Studies, Film, French, Gender Studies, Geography (Human), German, Government, Health Administration, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Law, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Social and Community Services, Sociology, Spanish, Women's Studies, Writing
- Academic year: No terms. Admission is granted all year round in undergraduate programmes
- Requirements: Minimum age is 16 years old
- Students allowance: Co-ed