The U of A's official campus life blog for students, by students.

Campus Life

A year in the life of the Butterdome

You're familiar with its golden-hued walls, but the Butterdome is so much more than just a building; it facilitates community.

Health & Wellness

My mental health journey from first to final year

In advance of World Suicide Prevention Day, Mariam shares her experience with destigmatizing help-seeking and navigating stress.

Campus Life

Get organized and succeed in your studies

Rebeca shares strategies that you can implement now to set yourself up for success later.


About YouAlberta

YouAlberta is the University of Alberta's official campus life blog for students, by students. As current students, our contributors know what it's like to balance study, work, and play at the U of A.

Our stories represent everything from the everyday to the extraordinary experiences of university students. You can expect to find a mix of advice and entertainment, lists and thought pieces. We cover topics that include mental health, study tips, relationships, and all things academic.

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Meet The Team

YouAlberta, the U of A's official campus life blog, is written for students, by students. Our writers come from all colleges, faculties, and levels of study, as well as a diversity of backgrounds and lived experience. Every week they post stories about their student experience at the U of A, including strategies for academic success, taking care of health and wellness, experiential learning opportunities as well as campus life and culture.