Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Report released on Peter Lougheed Leadership College

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College
In 2015, the Peter Lougheed Leadership College accepted its first cohort of 45 students. At this year’s spring convocation, they will graduate with their degrees and certificate. Their aspirations for the future vary widely—some are heading to medical school, others are running in the upcoming municipal elections, and several are working on various start-up ventures. Yasmin Rafiei, the University of Alberta’s latest Rhodes Scholar, will soon take her place at Oxford University.

The variety of these students’ aspirations underscores the purpose and vison of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, a vision that Peter MacKinnon, former president of the University of Saskatchewan, highlights as a core strength of the college in a report we release today. In his report on the PLLC, Dr. MacKinnon also stresses that there is a tangible "esprit de corps” among the students, teaching fellows, mentors, and staff of the college which comes out of a shared passion and commitment to the program.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ice Core Freezer Malfunction

A malfunction of a freezer unit at the University of Alberta’s Canadian Ice Core Archive has resulted in warming and damage to part of the collection.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Response to 2017 Federal Budget


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.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Closure of University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square

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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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Good news from Government of Alberta's Budget 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.
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

President Turpin stresses UAlberta commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity

University of Alberta
Today, as president of the University of Alberta—but also as a citizen of Alberta and Canada—I want to voice our university’s firm commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in the face of rising isolationism and division. These values guide our actions every day in a myriad of small ways, but sometimes, we are called to stand up for them in visible and vocal ways.
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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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Friday, June 10, 2016

Statement related to IHI and cancelled PIM Rounds workshop

In recent days there have been stories and posts in the media and social media about the Integrative Health Institute (IHI) at the University of Alberta. The attention was a result of a workshop—“Spoon Bending and the Power of the Mind”—being organized by some members of the Complementary and Alternative Research and Education (CARE) team. The following is intended to clarify both the workshop and the institute.
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Corrections and Clarifications - Polar Bear

The University of Alberta is aware of the image of a polar bear circulating the internet, and the associated petition and social media campaign.  We too are concerned for the welfare of this bear and are working collaboratively with a number of agencies so that we can remove the collar when it is possible.  For more information and facts about this situation please visit the online Q & A page.
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Clarifications

As a part of the University of Alberta's commitment to accuracy and transparency, the Clarifications section of The Quad will be used to correct, clarify, and share any misinformation that might appear on this or any other publication.
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