Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
We sat down with her to learn about her U of A experience so far, the shift from Ontario’s PSE sector to Alberta’s, and her thoughts on leadership.
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|Pandas Hockey, 2017 U SPORTS Champions|
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Today’s 2017 federal budget reaffirms the Government of Canada’s investment in Canadian research, innovation, and skills development. In Budget 2016, we saw $95 million increase to Canada’s granting councils, and with today’s commitment to maintain those investments, the government has demonstrated their continued commitment to the value and benefit of curiosity-driven research.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I never really intended to get involved in university governance. Like a lot of faculty, I kind of fell into administrative work early in my career; I served on a few committees in my department because they dealt with things that mattered to me. Then I got involved in some faculty-level committees in my field of expertise. When my term expired, I was ready for something new, and when the call came out for faculty members to serve on General Faculties Council (GFC), I decided I would throw my hat in the ring and see what happened. I had never been to GFC, and I didn't even know anybody who had been on it - it was a black box to me.
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Monday, March 20, 2017
University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square is closing at the end of March. The final exhibit at Enterprise Square, International Print Exhibition: Canada and Japan, runs until March 25.
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|Image courtesy of the University of Regina|
Friday, March 17, 2017
The winter term is passing quickly. We have now turned the corner into the last month of classes, and this week has been particularly eventful. Let me begin by highlighting that March 16-18 is Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Week at the University of Alberta. One of our university's defining features is its diversity of people, disciplines, and perspectives. Yesterday, I spoke to the Edmonton Region Urban Development Institute about the vital importance of preserving and championing this diversity, especially in light of isolationist movements and rhetoric we so often hear about in the media these days. EDI Week gives us a great opportunity to celebrate and revitalize our commitment to building an inclusive community. I'd also like to thank and congratulate the recipients of the inaugural EDI Awards for their inspiring work on our campuses.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Today’s provincial budget is good news for post-secondary education in Alberta. The Government of Alberta has honoured its promise to provide stable and predictable funding to our sector. On behalf of all of the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Alberta, I thank the provincial government for its 2 per cent increase to our Campus Alberta grant and for its steadfast support of the U of A and post-secondary education and research in the province.
|Danielle Peers (courtesy of CRIPSiE)|
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
|Image courtesy of the Human Library|
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|Pandas Volleyball, Canada West Champions|
Are you here looking for the announcement of the new Dean of Nursing? If "yes," click here to be redirected to the correct post. If not, enjoy some research questions.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Please join Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Steven Dew, Vice-President (Research) Lorne Babiuk, and me at a Campus Forum focused on the development of signature research and teaching areas.
When: Thursday, March 23, Noon – 1 pm
Where: Council Chambers, 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex
When: Thursday, March 23, Noon – 1 pm
Where: Council Chambers, 2-100 University Hall, Van Vliet Complex
Monday, March 13, 2017
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Another travel ban, the realities facing women in PSE, and supporting those not on the tenure-track are among the topics covered in the latest collection of PSE stories. Oh, and adding Beyonce to the syllabus. Cant' leave that one out...
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Thursday, March 9, 2017
Should study of the history of medicine be a requirement for medical trainees?
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Today, the University of Alberta welcomes the Government of Alberta’s appointment of six new members to the Board of Governors. Each of these new members brings valuable and diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise. We look forward to working with them to further the strategic goals and initiatives laid out in For the Public Good.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
|6 Bears and Pandas teams won regional championships in the past week|
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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Monday, March 6, 2017
We are currently recruiting pregnant women 18 years or older to participate in a study looking at the effects of exercise on cardiovascular and nervous system health.
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Friday, March 3, 2017
Maybe you’re just jealous, solving the problem of unfair credit, and discovering the Hive are all top of mind in this collection of PSE stories.
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Thursday, March 2, 2017
You know we have a bunch of sport teams, and you probably know they are pretty good. Maybe you’ve even come to a game or two – but do you really know what it takes to be a Golden Bear or Panda student-athlete?
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Signs of appreciation, expressions of remembrance, and googly eyes on cheese (really) all proved that February really was a month for love at the University of Alberta.
Here's a look back:
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Monday, February 27, 2017
The McCalla Professorships recognize our colleagues' contributions to student learning as well as their commitment to integrate teaching and research at the University of Alberta. This award, named for the first dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Arthur Gilbert McCalla, provides an opportunity for faculty members to further explore and implement strategies for integrating their teaching and research.
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Since joining the university last year, I’ve listened to the stories of our students who receive scholarships, awards and bursaries and the donors who made this assistance possible. These stories are a part of the U of A’s history and our future, which is why I’m so pleased we will be sharing them during the university’s first Changing Lives Week (February 27 – March 3, 2017). This collection of donor-inspired stories will be showcased on our website and shared through social media, as well as directly with donors.
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Outbreaks of mumps in Manitoba, southern Alberta and the United States in the past several months are a reminder that vaccine-preventable infections, including mumps, are still a risk to health.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pink Shirt Day. Although Pink Shirt Day has come to the U of A’s campuses before, this year marks a first for one group — our protective services peace officers — who are participating in their own way.
I am looking for research participants for my research study that is examining new potential methods for improving ankle flexibility.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards, I knew I had to put in a good word for the members of the Augustana Chaplaincy, who make our campus more sustainable in so many ways.
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Bafflegab (yes, bafflegab!), the lessons of Canada’s dark age of science, and THE global teaching survey results, are among the topics covered in this collection of PSE stories.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
|Image courtesy of SWAAC 2016. Photo credit: Roger Aziz|
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As researchers, we are well versed about the risks of our research to our participants, and it is these concerns that dominate ethics board considerations. This symposium aims to shift the conversation, and illuminate the plethora of risks (physical, mental, political, legal, etc.,) facing researchers who engage in many different kinds of research.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Golden Bears Wrestling, Canada West Conference Champions|
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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Monday, February 13, 2017
|Image courtesy of Fair Use Week|
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
What is NSSE?NSSE—pronounced “Nessie”—is the National Survey of Student Engagement.
Created, administered, and disseminated by the NSSE Institute at the Centre for Postsecondary Research in Indiana University School of Education, the survey is reaches hundreds of 4-year postsecondary institutions across North America every year. This year, the survey will run from February 9 to March 31, 2017.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
|Pandas Curling brings home the gold medal on behalf of Canada at the 2017 Universiade Games (photo: U SPORTS)|
General Faculties Council embarked on review of academic governance last spring. This is the first review of the University of Alberta’s academic governance structure in about 40 years. As President Turpin, chair of GFC, noted on the January 30th meeting of GFC, this review will have a substantial impact on the future governance of the university. Today we would like to provide an update on progress to date.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
|Image courtesy of Sarah Bowes, Communications Coordinator , Global Education Program|
Friday, February 3, 2017
Incivility, talk of boycotts, and a proposal to close the Indigenous education gap are among the topics covered in this collection of higher ed stories.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
|Photo: Richard Siemens|
I sat down with Andrew Sharman to talk about his winding career path, the move to Alberta, his new role at the U of A, and… bomb disposal? Yes, that fits in, too.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Although 2017 is still in its infancy, it is proving to be an eventful year (which is likely a huge understatement). Sit back, scroll, and reflect on the month of January through this collection of images submitted by members of the U of A community.
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|Brett Walsh of Golden Bears Volleyball broke the Canada West conference record for assists|
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
|Image courtesy of Teddy Carter|
What would it have been like to join a protest of such historic proportions? Just ask the University of Alberta’s Teddy Carter – she was there.
Monday, January 30, 2017
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Public VigilThe Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council is organizing a public candlelight vigil & prayer in remembrance of the victims at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre. This vigil is being held tonight (Monday, January 30) on the Alberta Legislative Grounds.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Monday, January 23, 2017
A "Consider This" piece.
|Image courtesy of Toronto Realty Blog|
A rude awakeningYou are checking your email first thing one morning, as you do every morning, and you find in your inbox a message with a subject line that says something like “Notice of Copyright Infringement.” How did such a message find its way into your inbox, and what does it mean? You may have just felt the reach of Canada’s “Notice and Notice regime”!
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