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Concordia University of Edmonton values its history and traditions knowing that it provides a solid foundation to all of its students for the future. For nearly a century Concordia University of Edmonton has been part of a growing Edmonton and an important educational institution in the province of Alberta. The university began as the realization of a dream of German Lutheran immigrants who highly valued the worth of an education. With the help of Lutherans from the American based Missouri Synod the current university was first established as a junior college in downtown Edmonton in 1921. In 1926 Concordia University of Edmonton was built on Treaty 6 land after purchase of the property from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1925. Since then Concordia University of Edmonton has evolved to become one of the City of Edmonton’s best smaller universities and professional degree granting institutions. It is now recognized globally as a university committed to academic excellence in teaching and research welcoming nearly 2000 students annually from across Canada and from over 40 countries around the world. Today Concordia University of Edmonton offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of Arts Science and Management along with After-Degree programs (in Education and Environmental Health) Masters Degrees and a suite of Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas in high demand areas. Why Concordia University of Edmonton Driving Mission and Vision: Concordia University is a community of learning grounded in scholarship and academic freedom preparing students to be independent thinkers ethical leaders and citizens for the common good. Concordia University of Edmonton will be recognized nationally and internationally for its graduates’ knowledge skill integrity and wisdom. Small Campus Environment: Concordia University of Edmonton is a warm inviting closely knit community. Here students will develop and grow not only in terms of their education but in terms of self-awareness self-confidence independence and responsibility. Students will interact with professors who will get to know their strengths and be able to help and advise them in their studies. Students will find and foster new interests and passions experimenting with and challenging their own creativity and talents. Best of all there are numerous ways to get involved around campus enabling them to make friends and build relationships wherever they go. High-Quality Residences: The Residence Life Experience is about being with a strong network of community members that students can build personal and professional relationships with to support their success! Founders Hall Eberhardt Hall the Wangerin House and the Graduate House all boast spacious facilities designed to help students study rest and connect with one another. Highest Standards in Education: Concordia University is committed to providing the highest standards in education service and professional conduct and to the delivery of the best university programs for undergraduate graduate and after-degree students. We value individual potential and offer a student-focused education in the liberal arts and sciences and in various professions. We are a globally aware university and focus on the needs of our learners and the community.