Outgoing uAlberta president reflects on her time in office

June 23, 2015

In a conversation with the Edmonton Journal, outgoing President Indira Samarasekera reflects on the goals she brought to the University of Alberta ten years ago. One was to place uAlberta within the top 50 ranked universities in the world. Samarasekera cites provincial funding cuts and lack of new full-time faculty hiring as the main factors that prevented the school from reaching this goal, stating that, “if, over four years, we had invested in professors, we could have been in the top 50.” On June 30, Samarasekera leaves uAlberta for a new position at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC. Edmonton Journal