About Research

World-class Facilities

At the U of L, researchers and students have access to exceptional research tools, facilities and infrastructure that support the breadth of scholarship that defines our University.

Here are just a few examples:

The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN)

The CCBN is the only research facility of its kind in Canada. At the CCBN, internationally acclaimed faculty and their students engage in leading-edge brain research. The CCBN houses two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units that are among the most powerful in the province for research purposes.

The Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building (AWESB)

In this state-of-the-art facility, researchers, students and technicians study today’s most critical water and environmental issues. The AWESB houses classrooms, labs and leading technologies, such as earth-imaging tools for geomatics research, instruments for stable isotope analysis and environmental monitoring, as well as a leading Aquatic Research Facility.

Art Collection

The U of L is recognized on the international stage for its outstanding art collection, which is one of the most significant collections in Canada. The Collection is available through public programming and tours at the Gallery, as well as an online digital database providing artwork-specific information that can be utilized by students, artists, researchers and members of the public.


The U of L Library houses approximately one million holdings and exists to advance the scholarly, research and creative endeavours of our faculty and our students.

Future Destination Project

We are planning for the next generation of learners. As the U of L looks forward, we have set our sights on a new science building – a specialized space that will provide faculty and students with the room and tools to make the discoveries of tomorrow.