In 1908, Henry Marshall Tory, the University of Alberta's first president, challenged the university community, the province of Alberta, and future generations to remember that:
" The modern state University has sprung from a demand on the part of the people themselves...the people demand that knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The Uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.This should never be forgotten"
Today, the University of Alberta remembers this challenge. Clickhere for more information on how the U of A is keeping its promise.