||This article is outdated. (December 2012)
Edmonton Clinic North under construction in March 2011
The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, formerly known as the Health Sciences Ambulatory Learning Centre (HSALC), is an interdisciplinary health science facility located on the University of Alberta main campus, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The estimated cost for the 170,000 m2 (1,800,000 sq ft) facility is C$909 million. The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy opened its doors for classes in fall 2011, and the Edmonton Clinic South is slated for completion Fall 2012. The joint venture between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services is funded by the Province of Alberta.
The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is primarily student-focused, with three floors of lecture theatres, classrooms, seminar rooms, computer labs, teaching labs and simulation labs. It is also home to dry lab research and administrative groups, and houses the following university groups: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry - Department of Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Community Engagement, Division of Continuous Professional Learning, Division of Medical Laboratory Science; Faculty of Nursing, School of Public Health, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Health Sciences Council - Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC), Interdisciplinary Health Research Academy (IHRA); Faculty of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences - Human Nutrition, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Rehab Robotics Lab; and 12 student associations and groups. Family medicine, diabetes, orthopaedics, neurosciences, rehabilitation and dentistry clinics at the University of Alberta will be relocated to the new facility upon completion. It will surround the Health Sciences/Jubilee LRT station, and oppose the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre on 114 Street. The facility will be housed in two separate buildings, with the north building, known as the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, focused on research and teaching, and the south building specializing in clinical aspects.