After many months of planning, today the University of Alberta – one of Canada's largest research-intensive universities – will begin providing its faculty, staff and students with Google Apps for Education. About 40,000 students will start making the switch today, with faculty and staff following over the coming months. This agreement paves the way for other Canadian institutions to go Google.

Jonathan Schaeffer, the University’s Vice Provost for Information Technology, says: “This is good news for the University of Alberta. Moving to Google will ultimately have a positive and transformative effect on teaching and learning on campus.” The migration will not only improve campus-wide communication and collaboration, but will reduce the current 80+ independent email servers on campus to one single system for everyone.

In the US, we are also thrilled to welcome some of the other schools, colleges and universities that have recently joined the family of more than 11 million users of Google Apps for Education, including:
  • Douglas County School District
  • Humboldt State University
  • Lakeshore Technical College
  • Linn-Benton Community College
  • Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • St. Joseph School District
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Township High School District
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Western Oregon University