Indira V. Samarasekera

Indira Samarasekera is the 12th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s most respected research-intensive universities. Dr. Samarasekera is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading metallurgical engineers. She has also devoted her career to advancing innovation in higher education and the private sector, providing leadership through invited lectures and participation on national and international boards and councils.

Because We Dared

10 years ago, President Samarasekera called on the university community to join her in setting a bold new vision for the University of Alberta’s second century, and the community answered with a blue print for change, called Dare to Discover. This vision has inspired a decade of transformation and achievement that continues today. Watch the video “Because We Dared” to learn more.