Monday, January 23, 2017

Avoid rude awakenings: a primer on the Notice and Notice regime

A "Consider This" piece.

Notice the Notice About Noticing
Image courtesy of Toronto Realty Blog

A rude awakening

You 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”!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sign-Up for the 2nd University of Alberta Indigenous Networking Forum

Since July of 2015, I have had the privilege of working on Aboriginal Initiatives, now known as Indigenous Initiatives, for the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).  This includes co-chairing the Council on Aboriginal Initiatives with Chancellor Doug Stollery and supporting the University’s work in Indigenous research and scholarship, teaching and learning environments, student-centered supports, and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.


12 Articles From the World of Higher Ed: January 13 - 20, 2017

(Spotting) “crappy science”, populism on Canadian campuses, and the words that make PSE communicators cringe are all included in this latest round up of higher ed articles.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Have You Met......Amber Nicholson?

Have you met Amber, Career Development Officer in the Faculty of Arts? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Community Congrats! January 18, 2017

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, the inaugural winner of the Stephanie Chipeur Accessibility Research Fund award, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Yes, You Can Round Dance and Other Facts

When the community comes together for the University of Alberta Annual Round Dance there are a few things to keep in mind.

Monday, January 16, 2017

In Memoriam: Frederick Wong

In memoriam
The University of Alberta mourns the loss of Mr. Frederick Wong, Research Technician, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The New Year in Higher Ed: 16 Articles to Consider

Yes, it’s okay to say “I’d rather not,” tips to avoid getting scammed by fraudulent journals, and the idea of a united “Canadian science” are just a few of the higher ed topics circulating the web in this collection of articles from the start of 2017.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

From the President's Desk: Jan 12, 2017

President David Turpin

Welcome to the 2017 winter term! With the return to classes this week comes the launch of The Quad’s weekly newsletter. A part of the university’s digital landscape for more than a year, The Quad has become a virtual gathering place, thanks to the many contributions of faculty and staff writers who have shared stories, ideas, and opinions of interest to the internal community.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Community Congrats! January 11, 2017

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating an Order of Canada appointee, an award-winning faculty blog, School of Business Research Awards recipients, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bye Bye Birdies, and Hello Sunlight: The ALES Atrium in Photos

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ALES Atrium
Once known for its indoor tropics and resident budgies, the ALES atrium has reopened to reveal what will no doubt become one of North Campus' most sought after lunch and study spots. Here's a look inside:

VP (Research) Advisory Search Committee: Input from the Community

The search Vice-President (Research) is currently underway. In consultation with the Chair of the Board of Governors, Mr. Michael Phair, President Turpin has established an Advisory Search Committee for the Vice-President (Research).

Monday, January 9, 2017

Where to next? The Evolution

Updates: when it comes to phones, we speculate about them—when it comes to Facebook, we bemoan them—and when it comes to our software, we accept them.  Evolution is a constant reality of our digital lives and our digital work environment.  


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

In Memoriam: Rachael Longridge

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In Memoriam
The University of Alberta banner is flying at half-mast to acknowledge the tragic and untimely death of Rachael Longridge. Her obituary can be found here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

10 Things to Look Forward To Now That 2017 Has Arrived at the U of A

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Hello, 2017
Was 2016 really the horrible, no good, very bad, year that social media characterized as the #worstyearever, or that 46% of Albertans described as “an annus horribilis” year? Maybe. But, it’s 2017 now, and there are plenty of things that we can look forward to here at the U of A. So grab a half full glass of your favourite beverage (coffee, tea, etc. – your choice), and spend the next 2 – 5 minutes being hopeful about what’s already here and what’s still to come.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from the University of Alberta

Happy Holidays, U of A!
As the semester and the calendar year come to an end, I reflect on the many milestones and accomplishments that marked 2016 at the University of Alberta:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

U of A's Favourite Christmas Movies

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Christmas movies, you say? (Courtesy of
Christmas movies: often nostalgic, relentlessly heartwarming, and for many of us, deeply entrenched in holiday traditions. Like carols in department stores and the Eggnog Latte, these films are harbingers of the holiday season. They rekindle the festive spirit, and signal that Christmas has come again.

Many Christmas movies spark annual family rituals, or recall memories of childhood Christmases. Is it any wonder that we hold passionate favourites in this genre?

Monday, December 19, 2016

From the President's Desk: Dec 19, 2016

As we move into the final week of exams and start to look forward to the holidays, I would like to thank all of you for your efforts over the last term. The University of Alberta depends on the energy and dedication of its people to consistently provide excellence in teaching, research, support, and service—it is a collective effort and I want to thank each of you for your contributions.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Shaping the Future of the Faculty of Science with Jonathan Schaeffer

Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean of Science

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer as dean of the Faculty of Science, approved today by the Board of Governors. Jonathan’s second five-year appointment will be effective on July 1, 2017. My thanks to the members of the Dean Review Committee for their commitment and hard work, and to all of you who took the time to participate in the review process.


18 Articles to Consider From the World of Higher Ed: December 10 - December 16, 2016

What are the chances you’ll get tenure? Are relationships between instructors and university students taboo? Should researchers really be picking their own peer reviewers? These topics and more are all tackled in our final 2016 collection of higher ed articles from across the web.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Solving Everyday Problems Together

New Trail - December 2016
In 1901, 75 per cent of Alberta’s population lived in rural areas. A hundred years later, the rural-urban split was reversed, and then some, with only 17 per cent of Albertans living in rural communities in 2011.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Community Congrats! December 8 – December 14, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating several Governor General’s award recipients, a MacCormick Fellowship, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Consider This: Moral Rights, Wrapped in a Holiday Ribbon

Winter ready Tory
Copyright, moral rights, and holiday decorations -  what could go wrong?
Festive holiday decorations and displays on storefronts and in shopping malls make the dreary winter days and nights brighter and more appealing.  In 1982, Toronto’s Eaton Centre had an idea for part of their decorations.  A few years before, they had purchased and installed a large hanging sculpture in the atrium of the mall, “Flight Stop”, which is made up of the figures of sixty soaring Canada Geese. That year, Eaton Centre festooned the neck of each goose with a bright red ribbon.  The consequences of that action helped define an important provision in Canadian copyright law.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Update on Writing Supports Consultations

In August 2016, Vice-Provost and Dean of Students André Costopoulos and I began a conversation with faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the various efforts taking place across our campuses to support writers and writing at the University of Alberta.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Why Mountains Matter

Mountains Matter
Mountains - we may not be able to see them from the U of A's campuses, but they still have a tremendous impact on us. In honour of the first annual Canadian Mountain Network Mountain Festival, which is being held on North campus, and in recognition of International Mountains Day 2016 (December 11), we've pulled together a few members of the community who've each shared a(n inspirational!) quote about why mountains and International Mountains Day matter. Enjoy!


Friday, December 9, 2016

25 Articles to Consider From the World of Higher Ed: November 19 - December 9, 2016

Are libraries donning invisibility cloaks? Hey – what’s up post-docs? Exam stress – you can experience it too. These topics and more are all a part of this latest round up of higher ed articles from across the web.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Community Congrats! December 1 – December 8, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a new Rhodes Scholar, 13 new Canada Research Chairs, a lifetime achievement award in northern research, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Update from the Residence Life Task Force

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In spring 2016, Provost Steven Dew announced the establishment of the Residence Life Task Force to conduct a comprehensive examination of residence life at the U of A. The Residence Life Task Force is a close collaboration of student leaders and University administrators, exemplifying the importance of hearing and considering the perspectives of everyone affected by a particular aspect of the University of Alberta experience.

Thriving in a Collaborative Atmosphere: The Health Sciences Council's Strategic Plan and Annual Report

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The Health Sciences Council's Strategic Plan and Annual Report
I am pleased to present the Health Sciences Council’s Annual Report for 2015-2016 and our 5-year Strategic Plan. The plan was developed between 2012 and 2015 and aligns with the University's new institutional strategic plan, For the Public Good.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Consider This: Make This a Model Community of Respect for All

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Image courtesy of @uasupresident
I still have a vivid memory of December 6th [twenty-seven] years ago when we heard of the deaths of 14 women undergraduate students at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.  We were in shock and the University of Alberta community came together to mourn and share our thoughts at a gathering a few days later.

Monday, December 5, 2016

How Not to Freak Out: 6 Simple Tips to Help Your Students Beat Exam Anxiety and Stress

How to prevent student exam stress
Mebbie Bell remembers her exam horror story.

“I’d stayed up studying all night for an anthropology exam. When I woke up, I couldn’t believe it. The exam was just starting! I ran across the campus in my pajamas and managed to get there just before the 30-minute cut-off.”


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Join us to remember the 14 women killed in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal, and pledge to take action on violence against women:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Students’ Union Building Stage 


Participants Needed for Research Study: Fibre Intervention in Ulcerative Colitis

Study: Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial for the Prevention of Ulcerative Colitis Relapses by the Prebiotic Combination Synergy-1.


Consider This: "Home" is not a simple concept

Dr. Megan Strickfaden accepts the Alberta Premier’s Council 2016 Award of Excellence in Education
More than ever we live in a time where home is not a simple concept. This era of gender/ability/race diversity and fluidity, immigration, migration, and multiculturalism means that home is no longer simply a place or space where someone comes from. When most people are asked to think of their home they seem to imagine a physical “designed” space: a room, house or flat that contains things, yet home is a mercurial concept.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest and Info Session: Blended Learning Proposals 2017

The Provost’s Digital Learning Committee (PDLC) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Blended Learning Awards. This award provides faculty members with an opportunity to redevelop a current undergraduate course into a blended learning format.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Call for Consultation:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Vice-Provost and Dean Selection Committee 2016 - 17

It is my pleasure to announce to you the members of the 2016-2017 Vice-Provost and Dean Selection Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

As its first action, the Selection Committee 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 Tuesday, January 3, 2017.


Calls for the 2017 Community Connection Award Nominees

Let the University celebrate you or someone you know for an outstanding commitment to community!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In Memoriam: Elsie Yanik

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The University of Alberta mourns the loss of Elsie Yanik, Honorary Degree Recipient (2014) and Métis Elder.

Can a little turkey help unite families and bridge cultures?

Starting a family means tough choices when it comes to which Christmas traditions to carry on with; UAlberta staffer Niall McKenna discovers that sharing a meal with strangers is a great place to start
Image courtesy of Niall McKenna
My future wife and I had only lived together a couple of months when she faced an utterly terrifying test: a private chat with my mom. “You know,” my mother leaned in close to Megan, “Niall has never missed a Christmas with us.”


Community Congrats! November 24 – November 30, 2016

Nick Kostiuk
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating bronze medals for Bears and Pandas Swimming, a first-rate team of undergraduate programmers, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Festival of Teaching and Learning: Call For Presentations

Save the Date for the University of Alberta's 2017 Festival of Teaching and Learning
Excellence in teaching deserves to be celebrated. Innovation in teaching needs to be shared. That’s why the 2017 Festival of Teaching and Learning is now accepting proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters from U of A community members who want to share their experiences, best practices, and research results related to teaching and learning. The festival will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017.


It’s Crunch Time: Embracing Student Supports

Campus Cares - Giving Day 2016 at the University of Alberta
The Fall semester is coming to a close, and that means finals: final projects, final papers, final exams. It’s crunch time for us as we prepare to grade and prep for next term, but it’s also crunch time for our students. In fact, we know that it’s one of the most stressful periods of the year for them.


Monday, November 28, 2016

A Brief Overview of Copyright: 5 Key Concepts

Image Credit: The Big Music Project
Copyright issues underlie a lot of university activities, both for creators and users of copyright-protected material.  In Canada, copyright is governed by the Copyright Act, which is as long and dry as you might expect.  This overview will introduce you to copyright through five key concepts: Work, Ownership, Infringement, Exceptions, and Balance.

TEDMEDLive 2016 asks "What if?"

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TEDMEDLive 2016 - What If?
What if we re-examine the way we frame health challenges? What if we could become the architects of our aging? What if we could create a stronger health culture by addressing its social and environmental factors?


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Community Congrats! November 3 – November 23, 2016

James Lightbody named Fellow of Royal Canadian Geographical Society
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a Governor General’s Gold Medal recipient, a 24 hour marathon run for men’s health, a Royal Canadian Geographical Society fellowship (featured image), and more! So, congrats to the following:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Calls for Volunteers: WISEST Annual Lecture & Symposium

For over 34 years, WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) has been fulfilling its mandate to empower women and encourage diversity in sciences, engineering and technology.  Our popular and well attended Annual Lecture & Symposium will take place on Friday December 2, 2016 at the Telus Centre, University of Alberta North Campus.


Consider This: “Hands back, hands forward” Passing Traditional Teachings to Younger Generations

Passing traditional teachings to younger generations
Photo courtesy of  Tamara Herman
Indigenous education is unfolding during a momentous and precarious time. Education across Canada is undergoing programmatic, curricular, and policy reform. I am witnessing the ongoing reconfiguration of teacher education initiatives across universities and school districts as Canada pursues the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (2015) calls to action. National and international community-based movements toward advancing Indigenous education, wellness, and sovereignty that are deeply tied to land proliferate.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Pulse Tracker: Stan Blade’s Research Reflections

Image courtesy of the Plant & Crop Science Blog
As an academic, I believe that it’s important to take a step back from time to time to reflect on my past experiences and to try and look at how they interconnect. It’s an exercise that we should all try, and this year, the International Year of the Pulse, is what has triggered my look back. My experience with pulse crops (which include peas, edible beans, lentils, and chickpeas—items I’m sure you’re used to enjoying on your dinner plates), has taken me around the world and has reminded me about the importance of collaboration, the realities of realized and missed opportunities and my place in what is actually a long history of investigation. Here’s what I learned in my travels:

Friday, November 18, 2016

25 Articles to Consider From the World of Higher Ed: November 5 - 18, 2016

A call to end fake news, tales of failure, a much needed search for compassion, and a talk about click bait (which this is most certainly not), are all a part of this latest round of this latest collection of higher ed articles from across the web. Scroll through to find out about these topics, and more.

In Memoriam: Saleem Qureshi

In memoriam
The University of Alberta mourns the loss of Saleem Qureshi, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, and former Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, and former Chair of East Asian Languages and Literature.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Call for Academic Staff Nominations - VP Search Committees

Following recent announcements, President David Turpin has asked that Advisory Search Committees be struck for the Vice-President (Research) and for the Vice-President (University Relations). Both committees will be chaired by President Turpin, in accordance to the UAPPOL Vice-Presidential Search Procedure. Nominations are being accepted until noon on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Announcement Regarding Vice-President (Research)

Lorne Babiuk, VP Research

As you may know, Lorne Babiuk will complete his second five-year term as Vice-President (Research) on June 30, 2017. Lorne has advised me that he will not be seeking reappointment.

In Memoriam: William Hurlburt, Q.C.

In Memoriam
The University of Alberta mourns the loss of William Hurlburt, Director Emeritus of the Alberta Law Reform Institute and Professor Emeritus with the Faculty of Law.


Monday, November 14, 2016

From the President's Desk: A Congratulations to Bears Soccer

Golden Bears Soccer
I want to congratulate Golden Bears Soccer on their national championship win yesterday, the fifth in the program’s history. This year’s team clearly distinguished themselves from the competition, with several players named tournament all-stars – including tournament MVP Noah Cunningham – and with leadership from CWUAA Coach of the Year Len Vickery. Together, the members of Golden Bears Soccer demonstrated outstanding teamwork and resilience.

On behalf of the University of Alberta, congratulations on a successful season and championship tournament.  We are all proud.

David H. Turpin
President and Vice-Chancellor

Building Upon a Legacy : The Alberta Diabetes Institute Biennial Reporting for 2014/15

Alberta Diabetes Institute
World Diabetes Day seems like the perfect time to reflect on the legacy of diabetes research at the University of Alberta, which spans almost 100 years. Numerous advances have been made starting with the work of James Collip on the purification of insulin with Banting and Best, followed by the pioneering of Canada's first islet cell transplantation, building a foundation for the development and application of the Edmonton Protocol. Research at the Alberta Diabetes Institute continues to build on this incredible legacy with a focus on translating discovery science into health solution for the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

In Memoriam: Their Name Liveth Forever More

In memory of those U of A community members who served during the first and second world wars, we took a walk through the halls of Convocation Hall, where their names are displayed. The names presented here and on the walls of Convocation Hall represent those who were active members of the U of A during their service. We hope that all those university community members who may have joined the school after 1919 and 1945 respectively, and all of those who served in later conflicts will also be remembered during Wednesday's remembrance ceremonies across the nation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Assessing the state of scholarly writing at the University of Alberta

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In response to discussion at General Faculties Council on May 30, 2016 and with a mandate provided by the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), we have been consulting the university community on and assess the state of scholarly writing at the University of Alberta.


Blended Learning: What’s it all about?

When I first heard the term ‘blended learning’ a number of years ago, I was teaching high school science and had only a vague understanding of what it meant: teaching and learning that combines face-to-face and online components. I had no idea where to begin or how I could go about ‘blending’ my courses. How would I do it?  What would the potential benefits be? What would the challenges be?  Fast forward 8 years, and now I’m lucky enough to be working with faculty at the U of A who are implementing blended courses. Often one of the first questions we address together was one of my first questions as well:

Monday, November 7, 2016

Neal Davies: There and Back Again

Neal Davies, Neal Davies, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
When Neal Davies left the University of Alberta 20 years ago, he was a fresh PhD grad, the LRT had barely crossed the river, and Dent/Pharm was still the home of Pharmacy. Since then, Davies has worked and studied at the University of Calgary, the University of Sydney, Washington State University, and most recently at the University of Manitoba. He returns to the U of A with international perspectives on pharmacy, a wealth of leadership experience, and a pining for Java Jive.

I sat down with the 8th dean of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to talk about what has changed at the U of A since he left, what hasn’t changed, what it means to be a dean, and where pharmacy is heading as a profession.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Last Few Weeks in Higher Ed: October 22 - November 4, 2016

Cursing in the forking* classroom, professional curmudgeons, the coming of the TA robot, and a very Canadian pledge for diversity, are just a few of the topics that have made the rounds on the web the last two weeks. To find out about these topics, and more, get caught up with this collection of recent articles on post-secondary education.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Call for Consultation: Faculty of Native Studies Dean Selection Committee 2016 - 17

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

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 Tuesday, November 15, 2016.


Community Congrats! October 27– Nov 2, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, an appointment to the Provincial Court, several graduate studentships, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Researchers! Get prepped for the Tri-Agency Financial Monitoring Review

This November and December, University of Alberta will undergo a financial monitoring review by the Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC & CIHR). The review’s purpose is to confirm that we are fulfilling our research grant funds management responsibilities.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

From the President's Desk--Nov 1

Since my last update in September, I have been in China, Hong Kong, Toronto and Ottawa, meeting with national and international partners, government officials, alumni, and colleagues.

I began my travels in China in early October. Although I have been there many times over the past 25 years, this was the first time that I was exposed to the breadth, depth and reach of the University of Alberta’s relationships and partnerships in China. This university has had such a long and major impact on China’s higher education sector, and I am proud to play a role in building on this remarkable history.

Congrats! TEC Edmonton's Innovation Makes Sense Award Recipients

TEC Edmonton Innovation Makes Sense
TEC Edmonton's 2016 Innovation Makes Sense Awards
University of Alberta researchers, members of their teams, and four UAlberta spin-off companies were honoured at TEC Edmonton’s Innovation Makes Sense Award ceremony this October. The awards fall into two categories: Patent Awards, which recognize scientific research patents; and Spin-off Achievement Awards, which recognize commercialization endeavors by UAlberta spin-off companies that bring research into the community. So, congrats to the following:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Oh, October! The Month in Photos

Halloween at UAlberta 2016

There is a lot more to October than just Halloween.... but let's be honest, most of the best photo ops are going to be ghoulish in nature, so for this month's retrospective, we're sharing a few choice images from earlier in the month, and then a whole gaggle of spooktacular images from the community. Here's this month in photos:

The Witch's Craft: Studying the Occult on Campus

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Agostino Veneziano (fl. 1509–1536), The Witches’ Rout (The Carcass). Engraving, c. 1520.
Image courtesy of the British Museum
Studies in Witchcraft and the Occult: it’s a popular course for University of Alberta students from all faculties and years of study, and it isn’t hard to imagine why. Just the name is intriguing, mysterious. It calls to mind everything from reading Harry Potter to learning about the Salem witch trials in grade school. But what exactly does it mean to study witchcraft? I sat down with Witchcraft instructors Lara Apps and James White to find out.

Friday, October 28, 2016

2016 Killam Laureates Honoured

The U of A's 2016 Killam Awards
A PhD student in surgery, Cameron Elliott likens brain tumour surgery to driving a car. Because tumours can be hard to locate among healthy brain tissue, surgeons need directions. Using a tool like a car’s GPS called neuronavigation, they use pre-operative MRI pictures as a map to see where to position their instruments. But there’s a catch. Unlike city streets, in real time surgery, the brain constantly shifts around and the map becomes unreliable.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Recognizing a global dairy influence

It was with great pride that I learned Pavel (Paul) Jelen has been recognized with the lifetime achievement award from International Dairy Federation (IDF), the recognized international authority that contributes actively to the progress in all aspects of the dairy sector including dairy farming, dairy science, industrial developments and nutrition.


7 Thought-Provoking Quotes on Reconciliation from Marie Wilson

Marie Wilson
Photo by Cynthia Munster, courtesy of UCObserver
Marie Wilson is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, executive manager, and social justice advocate. As one of three Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners, she dedicated six and a half years to witnessing 7000 testimonies from residential school survivors across Canada. Their voices endure for Wilson—“I hear them in my head every day,” she said. Last week, she brought those voices with her to North Campus to share their message with the University of Alberta.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Community Congrats! October 20– October 26, 2016

UAlberta Congrats
This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a Governor General’s Literary Award recipient, a Hutner Prize winner, a Young Neurological Scholar Award winner, and more! So, congrats to the following:

Richard Fedorak Appointed Dean of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Richard Fedorak, Dean of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Richard Fedorak as dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry for the period November 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021. He is currently interim dean of the faculty, a role he has held since February 1, 2015.

Monday, October 24, 2016

In Memoriam: Frank Peers

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The University of Alberta mourns the loss of Frank Peers, former assistant director of the university's Extension program.

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