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 

United Way PRL 10th Annual Rummage Sale October 15th
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 In & Out of the PRL  

In 2016, the PRL will be 50 years old. H.M. Tory Building at the University of Alberta, the Department of Anthropology in Tory and the University of Calgary will also celebrate 50 years. 


Harvey Krahn,  Awarded 2015 University Cup

Congratulations to Dr. Harvey Krahn in committing sociology at the University of Alberta has been awarded the University Cup. See news story at link below:

Harvey Krahn awarded 2015 University Cup

2015 Métis Settlements Census

Data Brief on Support for Post-Secondary Education in Alberta

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Hot off the Press from the Alberta Survey 2014
Research Brief- Postsecondary Education in Alberta
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