Pembina Hall | Quecumque Vera

Pembina Hall Quecumque Vera | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Quecumque Vera was inscribed at the entrance door of Pembina Hall.


Alberta became a province in 1905, and one of the first acts of the first session of the Legislature established the University of Alberta, which began to accept students in 1908. Athabasca, Assiniboia and Pembina were the first halls of learning for UofA students. Built between 1911 and 1914, the trio served as lecture halls and residence. To date, more than 100 years after they were built, these three structures continue to function, preserving a long and proud tradition.

Pembina Hall, designed by the University’s professor of Architecture Cecil Scott Burgess, deserves a special mention. It was the first building on campus to be framed with steel and concrete. A capitalized inscription “Quecumque Vera” is chiselled into the stone above its front entrance door. This phrase becomes the UAlberta motto, meaning “Whatsoever is true.”

Pembina Hall, Athabasca Hall, and Assiniboia Hall in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Pembina Hall, Athabasca Hall, and Assiniboia Hall are the halls of learning trio.

Entrance to Athabasca, Assiniboia and Pembina Halls in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Entrance to the Trio Halls of Learning.

UofA Sign in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 9, 2006: UofA sign at the entrance of Trio Halls of Learning.

Pembina Hall in Fall | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Pembina Hall



Athabasca Hall in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 22, 2005: Athabasca Hall

Assiniboia Hall in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 22, 2005: Assiniboia Hall

Pembina Hall in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 22, 2005: Pembina Hall

Pembina Hall in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Pembina Hall is currently home to the School of Native Studies.

Front Entrance of Pembina Hall and Quecumque Vera Motto | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Front Entrance of Pembina Hall and Quecumque Vera Motto

Pembina Hall and Giant Teepee in Autumn | University of Alberta Campus Photo - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 8, 2006: Pembina Hall and Giant Teepee

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