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The department places all aspects of student learning at the forefront of its mission. The department teaches Biochemistry to all students requiring this discipline as part of their degree program at the University of Alberta. This translates to teaching over 2,500 undergraduates and graduate students each year.
The department has a core of
national award-winning faculty members
who provide exemplary service, teaching expertise and administrative support to our faculty.
We have developed many
innovative teaching techniques
, including the introduction of i-Clicker learning methodology in all classrooms, small group teaching and learning, in depth seminar and lecture presentation instruction and practice, as well as outstanding teaching laboratory based courses in the "real life practice" of biochemistry.
In 2012, the department will be a developing a new "study abroad" research program for many of our undergraduate students. We have developed collaborative relationships with several top universities throughout the world (including the UK, Germany and Australia) and will encourage our students to participate in exchange visits with those universities.
The department offers
graduate training programs
at the master's and doctoral levels. Many of our graduate students hold scholarships from a number of prestigious foundations and training programs including
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions
(AIHS), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Our graduate student program is the largest in the Faculty and we have a vibrant academy of 75 students that bring vitality and youthful endeavour to our activities. Many of these are
that come from all corners of the globe. Our students are also highly encouraged to participate in national and international conferences and exchanges as part of their learning experience.
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