Population Research Laboratory (PRL) , Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta

Established in 1966, the Population Research Laboratory (PRL) is a centre for social science research at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. With more than 100 employees, the PRL is the largest centre of its kind in Western Canada. It has extensive experience in conducting research in the areas of science and technology, education, health, labour markets, social policy, immigration, public opinion and the environment. Our clients and partners include academic researchers, university administrators, government departments and agencies, regional health authorities, professional associations and non-governmental organizations. For more information about our services or projects, please contact us 

New for 2015


Visit the U of A Sociology Graduate Program for more information or
contact the graduate advisor at nancy.evans@ualberta.ca.




 In & Out of the PRL  

In 2015, the PRL will be 49 years old.


The Living Wall in the Atrium

We got these rocks!