Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for Consultation, 2016-2017 Dean of Nursing Selection Committee

It is my pleasure to announce to you the members of the 2016-2017 Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Nursing.

As its first action, the Selection Committee (listed below) asks for your advice and opinion on the leadership needs of the Faculty in the years ahead and any other key issues. You are urged to express your views on the priorities, current issues, and the future direction of the Faculty. All feedback will be collected on a consultation form, and may be shared with the Selection Committee. To facilitate the Committee’s work, please submit your comments by noon on Friday, October 7, 2016.

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The Past Few Weeks in Higher Ed: September 10 - 30, 2016

It’s been a couple of weeks, but it’s time to get caught up on what happened around the web in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a look at how your appearance might impact a student's success, a spotlight on copyright, mentor-ship, and plenty more.
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Community Congrats! September 22 – September 28, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating three new fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the best float prize at Green and Gold day, the Athlete of the Week, and more! So, congrats to the following:
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Consider This: Orange Shirt Day - Sept. 30, 2016

Orange Shirt Day 2016
As a first generation survivor I always want to honor my nohtawiy (my father) George who was stolen from my Kokum (grandmother) Sarah Dion to attend Blue Quills Residential School for 5 years of his very young life.

The Fall can be the saddest time for so many survivors because the changing of the leaves means that they were not going to see their families for a very long time (a FULL school year) or maybe never see their families again.  Most of us now can hardly leave our little ones in day care or school for a day, never mind a whole year of wondering how they are doing? Are they happy? Are they having a good day? Has anyone hurt them? Are they sick or in pain? For the most part there was little to no communication - can you imagine what that would be like?

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Treat Yo'self @ The Loopy Lunch

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Treat yourself while helping those in need today (Wednesday, September 28, 2016) by heading to North Campus bus loop for the annual Loopy Lunch.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The President's State of the University Address 2016 (Transcript)

U of A President David Turpin delivers the 2016 State of the University Address
On September 27, 2016, President David Turpin delivered the following State of the University Address:
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Video: State of the University Address 2016



Today (Tuesday, September 27), all members of the U of A community were invited to join President David Turpin for the annual State of the University Address and the formal launch of our new institutional plan: “For the Public Good.”

To order a print copy of “For the Public Good,", please fill out this form.
For pdf of “For the Public Good”, click here.
To read President Turpin’s full text, click here.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Green and Gold Day 2016: It Happened!

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On Friday, September 23, 2016, the U of A community exploded with Green and Gold! This year's celebrations (though rather chilly) included a parade, pep rally, and mini dodgeball tournament. And a lot of green and gold clad students, faculty, staff, and alumni (obviously).

Here's a look back at the day (keep in mind, we'll be adding in photos as we get 'em!):
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Calls for Dean Review & Selection Academic Committee Members

Provost Steven Dew is launching a Dean review and two Dean searches for the following faculties:

  • The Faculty of Science (Review)
  • The Faculty of Native Studies (Search)
  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (Search)

In accordance with the “Faculty Deans Selection Procedures” (in UAPPOL), three separate Dean Review/Selection Committees are being struck. Each will require academic staff members who have been elected by GFC. Nominations are now being accepted. The deadline for nominations is noon on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Should you encourage your students to go abroad?

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Go Abroad Fair 2016 University of Alberta
Participating in an international learning opportunity can be a life-changing experience; while immersed in another culture, an individual can learn to embrace and seek new communities while also developing the interpersonal skills that will give them an edge in our increasingly interconnected world. The world of academia is a global one, and as members of a university community, we must be willing to engaging at the global level.
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Community Congrats: September 15 - 21, 2016

Congrats UAlberta
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating the 2016 World Agriculture Award, a citation in a Supreme Court of Canada decision, inductions into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and more! So, congrats to the following:
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

From the President’s Desk: September 20, 2016

Green and Gold Day in the Office of the President - University of Alberta
During the many consultations that Provost Steven Dew and I held last year to create “For the Public Good,” we often heard that our community should celebrate and share our story more often and widely. In response, we included two objectives (5 and 6) in the plan, aimed at strengthening the University of Alberta community’s sense of belonging and pride through gatherings, celebrations and storytelling.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

President Turpin's Statement on Racist Posters

Earlier today, disturbing racist posters were discovered on our campus. As soon as they were brought to our attention, the posters were removed. Any new posters found will also be removed immediately. Unfortunately, similar posters have also been found on other Canadian university campuses. We are working with University of Alberta Protective Services to find the parties responsible. The University of Alberta is a space that is open to all people and we take pride in the strength of our diverse community.

Please see a video statement here.

David H. Turpin
President and Vice-chancellor
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U of A Scholars Join Ranks of Royal Society

Richard Sutton, Graham Pearson, Bruce Dancik
Photo credit: Faculty of Science, Richard Siemens, Andes Drifters
In recognition of their outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement, three University of Alberta researchers have been elected to Canada’s most revered scholarly institute: the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Five more have joined a cohort of next-generation Canadian research leaders as members of the RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Safety Fest 2016

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Safety Fest 2016 @ UAlberta

What do you get when you mix rappelling firefighters with popcorn, an aggressive German Sheppard, and a bouncy castle?
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Community Congrats! September 1 – September 14, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating the recipient of a best research paper award from the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, the athlete of the week, and the REES 3-Minute Thesis award winners! So, congrats to the following:
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Consider This: The Discovery of Mutual Research Interests

Kule Connect Cafes
 We are all familiar with the popular stereotype of the absent-minded, navel-gazing professor buried under books or experimenting in a lab. Despite the prevalence of this image, academic research is no longer a lonely enterprise and hasn’t been for quite some time. Look no further for evidence than last week’s announcement about the $75-million federal investment in future energy research at the U of A. Even in the social sciences and humanities, the big dollars are in team- and partnership-based research projects that entail multi-disciplinary collaboration between postsecondary institutions and the public, private and/or not-for-profit sectors. For example, SSHRC Partnership Grants can be valued up to $2.5 million dollars. It’s only natural that addressing complex long-term societal challenges and opportunities effectively require great minds working together.

Yet public perception is not all that surprising when you consider how little students, or even colleagues from other departments and faculties, know about each other’s work. Researchers just within the social sciences, humanities and fine arts are scattered across 12 faculties and 30 departments. Some of them work on similar topics but due to limited fora, they have difficulty breaking down silos and connecting meaningfully with potential collaborators.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Calls for Participants - ACL Exercise Study

The Neuromusculoskeletal Mechanics Research Program within the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation are conducting a study on the effects of weight training exercises that have been designed to improve strength and function in people who have injured their ACL.
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Sheree Kwong See: Alberta's Seniors Advocate

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Sheree Kwong See
On the first of September, as students came back to the rigours of study and research, Professor Sheree Kwong See from the Department of Psychology began her secondment as Alberta’s first permanent Seniors Advocate.
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Last Week in Higher Ed: September 3 - 9, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a question about the grading attendance, the humour of our students, the role of the principle investigator, and more.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Have You Met... Aman Litt?

Aman Litt - University of Alberta

Have you met Aman, coffee enthusiast, lover of Capri, and Manager of Residence Life? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Consider This: Thanks for Coming! (or, Should We Give Marks for Showing up to Class?)

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Should We Give Marks for Showing up to Class?
It can be challenging at times to motivate university students to participate in class, particularly in a lecture hall of several hundred students. As an instructor, I have stood at the front of a room of learners whose body language and facial expressions ranged from “I dare you to teach me something that isn’t profoundly boring” to the frantic, “Is this going to be on the test?!”.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Consider This: Mysterious Barricades



My husband was a wonderful and complex man.  He was an engineer, having graduated from this university with his BSc in engineering.  He was a fine woodworker, first by hobby and then by profession.  He combined these skills with his musical ability as he built and played a harpsichord. One of his favourite pieces was Les Barricades Mystérieuses by Couperin.

But for most of our married life, Chris struggled with anxiety.  Using his analytical engineering mind, he did everything he could to overcome his illness:  he tracked his medications, charted his moods, altered his habits, and sought advice from physicians and mental health professions.  For the most part, he functioned very well — so well that his friends and acquaintances were unaware of his illness.

On September 15, 2015, Chris died by suicide.
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From the President's Desk: September 7, 2016

A new academic year is well on its way. Just as quickly as the weather seems to have turned from summer to fall, our campuses have returned to full activity with the return of students and the start of classes. I was pleased to welcome new students during Week of Welcome. This followed on an orientation event for new staff and faculty that I also participated in at the end of August. The arrival of new people, for me, is a sign of the health of any community and I would like to offer my thanks to all of the staff, faculty, and students who have worked hard to make this year’s orientation season a success.
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Join the U of A Faculty Women’s Club Wine & Cheese Social

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2016 will mark the 83rd year of the U of A Faculty Women’s Club, which has a long standing tradition of offering friendship, fun, and support for the university’s active and/or retired female academics.  The female spouses or partners of academic staff are welcome to join too, since the club’s aim has always been to build a community of social support.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Call for Participants - Brain Stimulation and Language Study

I’m looking for healthy adults to participates in brain stimulation and language study. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Consider This: Stewart Steinhauer on the Sweetgrass Bear in Treaty Six Territory

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The Sweetgrass Bear at U of A
When I was younger, there was a wide-spread cultural ban on writing down the information found inside of Indigenous knowledge, or on voice recording and/or video recording events where Indigenous knowledge was in use, for instance during what is commonly referred to as “ceremony”. Over a very long history of practice, Indigenous knowledge has been designed to be transferred in the present moment, person to person, and there are crucial elements involved during this transfer process which do not lend themselves to being recorded, and which will not show up on such recordings. Hence the ban, an effort to keep the knowledge base pure and effective.
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This Week in Higher Ed: August 23 - September 2, 2015

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a look at online orientation programs, tips for new faculty members, a list of the most beautiful residence building in Canada (and yes, one of ours made the list), and more. Plus one of these stories talks about the importance of hidden gems in a syllabus…. And it includes a hidden Alf – remember Alf?
Image courtesy of funnyjunk.com

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Last Images of Summer 2016

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The U of A's North Campus in glass form.
The U of A's North Campus in glass form.
Deep breath - summer is done. It's gone. It won't be back for another year - but that doesn't mean that we can't take one last look back at some of the images that helped to define August 2016. Here's a look at the month that was:
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What the Return of Students Means for the Rest of Us

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Back to School at the University of Alberta

If you’ve been on campus over the last four months then you’ve had the opportunity to leisurely move from one building to another, to grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or whatever) according to your own schedule, and to sit out on quad or in a common space like CCIS…. And that’s why today (as the first day of classes) might put you into a short state of culture shock.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Community Congrats! August 25 - August 31, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating the recipients of the U of A’s Information Technology Awards, and this season’s first Athlete of the Week! So, congrats to the following:
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Calls For... Volunteers Needed for Sleep Research Study

Study Subject: Effectiveness of Hand Self-Shiatsu for Post Sport-related Concussion Sleep Disturbance in Young Athletes
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Sweetgrass Bear

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The Sweetgrass Bear at U of A
Today, a new sculpture was unveiled in the University of Alberta’s quad on North Campus. The Sweetgrass Bear, by Stewart Steinhauer, is part of the university’s efforts to work toward respectful, meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
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Call for Consultation, 2016-2017 Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

It is my pleasure to announce to you the members of the 2016-2017 Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

André Costopoulos – Vice-Provost and Dean of Students

André Costopoulos
Photo courtesy of Owen Egan
André Costopoulos became the new vice-provost and dean of students on July 1, 2016. An archaeologist, former disciplinary officer, and anarchist, he brings a diverse background to the position. I sat down with André to learn about his views on the dean of students’ role, how he got into student affairs, and what his first 6 months at the U of A will look like:
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Last Week in Higher Ed: August 20 - 26, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web last week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. From giving up on deadlines to cold-calling on students, this collection includes a few controversial thoughts on teaching and more.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Call for Consultation, 2016-2017 Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Education

It is my pleasure to announce to you the members of the 2016-2017 Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Education.
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Have You Met.... Sarah Wolgemuth?

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Sarah Wolgemuth, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Alberta

Have you met Sarah, our new Assistant Dean of Students, Student Life? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Community Congrats! August 17 - August 24, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating the two recipients of the C.H. Howe National Engineering Scholarship, and a third-place finish in the prestigious Holmes-Cardozo Award competition! So, congrats to the following:
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Changes Coming to PeopleSoft HCM: System Upgrade

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The University of Alberta will be upgrading its People Soft Human Capital Management (HCM) system on Tuesday October 11, 2016. In this post, we’ll be outlining who will be impacted, the supports that will be made available for the transition, and an early overview of what to expect from the upgrade from PeopleSoft HCM 9.0 to 9.2.
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2016 President's Staff Appreciation Breakfast

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2016 President's Staff Appreciation Breakfast
On August 18, staff and faculty from across the university gathered in Quad for the 2016 President's Staff Appreciation Breakfast. The annual event is a token of appreciation, recognizing the contributions that each staff and faculty member makes to the University of Alberta.

In case you missed the breakfast, here are a few photos from the day:
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Friday, August 19, 2016

This Week in Higher Ed: August 13 - August 19, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a definitive guide to social media for academics, an uncensored assessment of the state of psychology, a look at anti-female bias in student surveys, and more.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Announcement: New Academic Director of Centre for Teaching and Learning

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Dr. Janice Miller-Young
Photo courtesy of MRU
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janice Miller-Young as Academic Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), effective October 1, 2016. Dr. Miller-Young will also hold an appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

Dr. Miller-Young completed her BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) from the University of Calgary. After several years at the University of Calgary, Dr. Miller-Young moved to Mount Royal University where she transitioned from an engineering educator to an educational developer, to a leader in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
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Have You Met... Torrey Dance?

Torrey Dance
Have you met Torrey, Recruitment and Student Liaison Specialist, and David Bowie fan? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know him a little better.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Community Congrats! August 11 - August 17, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a directorial debut at the Fringe, and the nomination of an ARL Diversity Scholar! So, congrats to the following:
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Colourful Campus: Photos from Adopt a Planter 2016

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UAlberta Adopt a Planter
Each spring, individuals and groups from across the university adopt the planters on campus. Working with landscape services staff, they create and care for beautiful arrangements that fill campus with vibrant colours and fragrant scents.

While you may have already noticed  their work around the U of A, here are a few highlights from the 2016 Adopt a Planter program:
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Monday, August 15, 2016

David Goa: A Letter of Gratitude

David Goa
Photo courtesy of randalrauser.com
David Goa, founding director of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, retired from the directorship earlier this summer. Before leaving, he penned a letter on the scope of university centres, the intersection of religion and public life, and the nature of the Chester Ronning Centre:
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Statement Regarding EPS Release - Updated August 15, 2016

The University of Alberta is sharing the following information from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) about an alleged assault that occurred near the university’s North Campus on the night of Friday, August 5.

Edmonton Police Sevice Update (August 15, 2016):

Composite sketch and video image released of Saskatchewan Drive assault suspect
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Friday, August 12, 2016

This Week in Higher Ed: August 6 - August 12

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a series of discussions around the public’s perceptions of the humanities, a debate about the role of social media in academia, the “Nine Circles of Adjunct Hell,” and more.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Have You Met... Giovana Bianchi?

Have you met... Giovana Bianchi

Have you met Giovana, Administrative and Financial Coordinator and dodger of the cold? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.
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Community Congrats! August 4 - August 10, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating an IEEE distinguished award winner, a new member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, recipients of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants, and more! So, congrats to the following:
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Invite to the 2016 President’s Staff Appreciation Breakfast

As a token of appreciation for your contributions to the University of Alberta, I'd like to invite all of the U of A's faculty and staff to the President's Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Details are as follows:
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Monday, August 8, 2016

On Planned Happenstance

New Trail Magazine - Autumn 2016

Scot Morison, ’80 Bsc(Spec), didn’t set out to become a writer. When he originally enrolled in university, Morison had his eye on a future in science – zoology to be precise. But in his last year he decided, almost on a whim, to apply for a creative writing class taught by Rudy Wiebe, ’56 BA, ’60 MA, ’09 DLitt(Honorary).

That choice set Morison on a different course, one that made writing central to his life and career.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Green & Gold in Rio: When to Watch

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U of A Olympians Rio 2016
Left to right: Lynda Kiejko, Tara Whitten, Ben Saxton, Carline Muir
Photos courtesy of Olympic.ca
Four members of our U of A community will go for gold at the 2016 Olympic Games: Lynda Kiejko (shooting), Tara Whitten (cycling), Ben Saxton (beach volleyball), and Carline Muir (athletics).  Follow their journeys and cheer them on with this U-of-A-tailored competition schedule:
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This Week in Higher Ed: July 30 - August 5, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a look at the ups and downs of administrative transitions, the role of the custodian (or really, any non-academic staff member) in a student’s post-secondary experience, the introduction of mushroom stools (yes, mushroom stools) on a Canadian campus, Buzzfeed in the classroom, and more.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Community Congrats! July 28 – August 3, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a national championship in tennis, PARA Award winners, research awards, and more! So, congrats to the following:
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Canada’s Fundamental Science Review: Add Your Voice

As you may know, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, launched Canada’s Fundamental Science Review on June 13, 2016. We would like to draw your attention to this and encourage you to provide input.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

21 of the Most Spectacular Photos from July 2016

Rain reflections in Chemistry East.
A pair avoid the July 28 downpour by walking through Chemistry East. The storm caused flooding across the city of Edmonton and sent many staff and students running for cover at the U of A.
The month of July could be summed up in two words: Stormy Pokémon. Yes, it stormed (what felt like every day,) and Pokémon Go took over the U of A's campuses. But other things happened too! Including camps for kids, anniversaries, a meeting with the Pope, and more. Here's a look at some of the most compelling photos from July 2016.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

This Week in Higher Ed: July 23 - 29, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes suggestions to help improve the learning environment for all genders, the impact that racism and sexism can have on researchers, an examination of syllabus “loop-holes”, and more.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Have You Met... Carlo?

Have you met Carlo?

Have you met Carlo, Student Services Specialist, part time grad student, and Flash Gordon super fan? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know him a little better.
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Consider This: Why do we care about plagiarism?

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It seems plagiarism is never far from our collective consciousness. In recent memory, it has caused embarrassment for the Trump campaign at the Republican National Convention, launched legal battles for Robin Thicke and Pharrell and Led Zeppelin, dealt serious blows to the status of Germany's Ministers of Education and Defence, incurred the financial cost of redesigning the Tokyo Olympics logo, and undermined the credibility of a university trying to backpedal over a poorly thought out response to sexual violence.

Closer to home, we are constantly confronted with the need to address student plagiarism. Ranging from a lack of knowledge about the rules of citation to outright fraud, it’s a seemingly intractable problem. But why do we care, really?
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Consider This: Joining the Move In "Welcome Wagon"

Preparing for Move-In Day at the University of Alberta

For those of us in Residence Services, August 26 marks the day when we will be welcoming approximately 1,600 first-year students to their new home in Lister Hall. For those 1,600 students it also marks the official beginning of their university careers. This will be my fourth move in day at U of A and my tenth in total. Trust me, it never gets old.
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Community Congrats! July 20 – July 27, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating the winner of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research’s inaugural Indigenous Graduate Award, a Green Gown Award finalist, and more. So, congrats to the following:
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Calls for… Dean Selection Committees: Academic Staff Needed

Provost Steven Dew is launching Dean searches for the following three faculties:

  • The Faculty of Education
  • The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • The Faculty of Nursing
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Last Week in Higher Ed: July 16 - July 22, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a debate about the future of the lecture as we know it, the rise of millennial colleagues, a peak at what phrases like “you did great” could really mean during an interview, and more.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Have You Met... Chelsea?

Have you met... Chelsea Livingstone?

Have you met Chelsea, the U of A's very own Student Event Risk Management Coordinator and agenda nerd? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Community Congrats! July 13 – July 20, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating recipients of the Alberta Medical Association Awards, the top student presenter at the 2016 International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, the HSBC Community Contributor of the Year, and more! So, congrats to the following:
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fort McMurray Update: Thank-You to Staff and Volunteers

Fort McMurray Evacuees Sheltered at Lister Centre
On behalf of the University of Alberta, I want to thank the hundreds of staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to shelter and support evacuees from Fort McMurray.

I am pleased to report that, as of last week, Lister Centre has completed its service as an official shelter for evacuees.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

This Week in Higher Ed: July 9 - July 15, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes a look at the plight of grad students, the potential impact of the Alberta Innovates cuts, an update on the CIHR situation, a few more notes on the possible Brexit impact, a series of teaching and evaluation tips to consider, and more.
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Have You Met.... Tony?

Have you met, Tony Yung?

Have you met Tony, SAB’s Senior LAN Administrator, and his impressive collection of cell phones? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know him a little better.
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Calls For... Participants for Research Project (Online Survey)

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is looking for participants to answer a 10-minute online survey about how women gather knowledge about continence products.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Community Congrats! July 6 – July 13, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating award recipients at the Surgical Awards Dinner, Killam Annual Professorships, inductees to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and more! So, congrats to the following:
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Very Serious (and in no way ridiculous) Set of Safety Reminders for Pokemon Go on Campus

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Pokemon Go Safety Tips for Campus

If you've happened to make your way across North Campus in the last 48 (or so) hours, then you've likely noticed a larger volume of individuals staring very intensely at their phones. In fact, you've likely noticed groups of people walking or standing clumped together, their eyes firmly set on their handheld screens. Heck, you might even be one of those people!

Yes, Pokemon Go (though not technically available in Canada yet) has already taken over campus. And given that North Campus has the highest concentration of PokeStops in Edmonton (with only downtown to rival us), we've put together a few friendly reminders to help you stay safe during your search for Pokemon. Here they are:
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In Memoriam: December 2015 to June 2016

UAlberta In Memoriam
In Memoriam pays tribute to those members of the U of A community, past and present, who have recently passed away. During their lifetime, each individual brought their passion, curiosity, and commitment to the world of higher education, and for that we will always remember and honour them.

This past winter and spring, the university lost the following community members:
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Calls For... Volunteers Needed to Welcome First-Year Students at Fall Move-In!

Welcome first-year students to Lister Centre
On Friday August 26, a new group of first year students will be coming to call Lister Centre home, and we want you to take part!

We're looking for volunteers from across campus and beyond to come together and assist us in welcoming our new residents, and ensuring that their first day with us is an uplifting, fun, and smooth experience. Volunteers will have a variety of tasks and will receive a token of our thanks.

 
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Last Week in Higher Ed: July 4 - July 8, 2016

Get caught up on what happened around the web this week in higher ed with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education. This collection includes another look at potential impact of a Canada Post lockout, questions around the current state of tenure positions, a review of post-secondary websites, more.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Announcement Regarding Vice-President (University Relations) Debra Pozega Osburn

Today I announce that Vice-President (University Relations) Debra Pozega Osburn is leaving the University of Alberta at the end of the summer to take on a new challenge with the University of Saskatchewan. On October 1, 2016, she will assume the position of vice-president (university relations) at U of S, responsible for leading all advancement, alumni relations, community relations, and marketing and communications activities.
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Canada Post Labour Disruption - Updated July 11, 2016

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In the event of a postal strike or lockout, Supply Management Services and the Office of the Registrar will make the necessary operational changes to minimize the disruption in services to our university community, as well as customers and suppliers. All Canada Post mail services will be affected, including mail and small parcels to and from the USA and international locations.

Please scroll down for specific information regarding:

  • Ordering and Invoicing
  • Supplier Payment and Travel and Expense Cheques 
  • Outgoing Mail (Domestic and International)
  • Highschool and Post-secondary Transcripts (Incoming)
  • University of Alberta Transcripts (Outgoing)
  • Degree Parchments
  • Student Loan (MSFAA) Forms

This page will be updated as more details become available.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

In Photos: The Global Petroleum Show 2016

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the Global Petroleum Show 2016
University of Alberta International recently hosted its second annual Mixer at the Global Petroleum Show 2016 in Calgary. On Tuesday June 7th over 160 guests were welcomed to enjoy a networking event with the UAlberta and the private-public energy sector. The public sector was represented by Canadian Ambassadors to Cote d'ivoire, Peru and Boliva, Trade Commissioners of the Canadian Government and representatives of the Alberta Government.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

An affinity for heights

Technical Director Larry Clark prepares for his first decent in support of the Make a Wish Foundation.
For Larry Clark, working at the University of Alberta is about being part of and contributing to a rich and vibrant community.

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Community Congrats! June 29 – July 6, 2016

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This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating two of the newest members to the Order of Canada, a slate of Albertan influencers, and a few new and returning Deans. So, congrats to the following:

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