September 22, 2023
Alberta Land Institute Call for Proposals

2023 Call for Proposals for Research Grants

The Alberta Land Institute is excited to announce a Call for Proposals for its research grants competition. Open Date: September 22, 2023 Deadline: December 1, 2023 Funding: Maximum of $50,000 per year Project Period: Up to three years Open to: All researchers* Research Areas: Water Licensing Alberta Carbon Sink Potential Sustainable Agriculture: Amidst the Changing Climate Open *Researchers must…

July 1, 2023
Dr. Sandeep Agrawal, Professor and Associate Dean Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

ALI Welcomes A New Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sandeep Agrawal as the new leader of the Alberta Land Institute effective July 1, 2023.  Sandeep joins us from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the U of A, where he served as Professor & Director and Associate Chair, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences. Sandeep is an urban and regional planner and his research interests include land use planning…

September 1, 2022

Introducing Sukhwinder Singh: Soil Health Coordinator

Since July 2022, Sukhwinder Singh has been working as Alberta Land Institute’s Soil Health Coordinator. He is investigating the current state of soil health policies and farming practices in Alberta. Sukhwinder has a background in agricultural sustainability, specifically focused on soil health, water management, and land use. He belongs to a farming family in Punjab (India), and so growing…

December 3, 2021

Introducing Lisa Neame: Soil Health Ambassador

Soil health is a complex and multidisciplinary subject which is garnering a lot of attention right now. Since August, Soil Health Coordinator Lisa Neame has been laying the groundwork for a successful soil health program at Alberta Land Institute. Get to know Alberta Land Institute’s newest member. “ALI’s soil health project was a natural fit for my background and interests,” says Lisa Neame,…

December 3, 2021

Happy World Soil Day

You might have other plans: Holiday shopping, visiting Santa, and celebrating the end of the Festival of Lights. This Sunday, consider observing World Soil Day. Held annually on December 5th, the United Nations has designated the day to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. Here’s information about the day, why soil health…