Thursday, August 10, 2017

Call for... Move In 2017 Volunteers

Call for... Move In 2017 Volunteers
On Monday August 28, Residence Services will be welcoming students from across the world to live on campus—marking the beginning (or continuation) of their journey at the University of Alberta.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

After Falling Walls


Back in 2015, Lian Willetts was named one of the top two young international researchers striving to solve a global  problem at the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin, Germany. It's now two years later and her contributions to the Lewis Lab in the Department of Oncology is making the transition from "idea" to "ground breaking reality."
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Friday, August 4, 2017

5 Stories to Read From The World of Higher Ed

Dealing with tenure denial, the state of mental health supports from the student perspective, and 3 other stories are featured in the latest collection of PSE stories from around the web.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Calls For... Healthy Families for Pediatric Research

Healthy Infants and Children’s Clinical Research Program, UAlberta
Ever wanted to be in a research study, but didn’t know how to get involved?

HICCUP is looking for families with children under 18 years of age who are interested in learning more about research studies being done by local investigators.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Call for Papers: 2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable

On October 4, 2017, in parallel with the annual B Corp Champions Retreat, the Second Annual Global B Corporation Academic Community Roundtable will be held in Toronto, Canada.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UAPPOL Updates: Travel Expense Procedure, Asset Management Policy

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UAlberta Policies and Procedures Updates
The Office of Finance and Administration has made several updates to the UAPPOL policies governing Travel Expense Procedure and Equipment and Furnishings Asset Management Policy:

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ITU World Triathlon Edmonton: Campus Parking and Traffic Impacts

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The University of Alberta is excited to once again support the City of Edmonton in hosting the 2017 ITU World Triathlon in Edmonton on July 28 and 29. Race routes for the triathlon athletes run along the north end of campus. Visit the ITU World Triathlon website for more information about opportunities to view the competition.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Access Copyright v. York University – What does it mean for the U of A?

Access Copyright v. York University, U of A
On 12 July 2017, the Federal Court issued its decision in the case of Access Copyright v. York University.  There were two main issues of the case: (a) whether the Interim Tariff issued by the Copyright Board at the request of Access Copyright is mandatory and enforceable against York University; and (b) whether York University’s fair dealing guidelines were “fair” in their terms and their application.

The Court found in favour of Access Copyright and against York University on both these issues.

What does it mean for the U of A?

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The Higher Ed Round Up: July 7, 2017

Does a fear of “looking stupid” hold you back in the classroom? Read about this and more in this latest collection of PSE stories from around the web.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Reduction in signatures required for amendments

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To better serve our research community and reduce everyone’s workload, Research Services Office (RSO) has made significant changes to reduce signature requirements for amendments.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Creative Commons 101

Creative Commons 101
Image courtesy of Oregon State University Libraries
Authors of scholarly works generally want their works to be both widely available and widely read. Creative Commons licences can be useful tools for authors who wish to make their works openly available but also to put some conditions or limitations on how their works are to be used.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Calls for Volunteers - Find out How Many Calories You Burn

The Human Nutrition Research Unit at the University of Alberta needs volunteers for a research study determining the reliability of a new device to measure how many calories people burn.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Year-end Fundraising Results Demonstrate Donor Confidence in the U of A

Year-end Fundraising Results Demonstrate Donor Confidence in the U of A
It’s a magical moment–that time in a conversation with a donor when their interest in doing something great comes together with an opportunity to support a student, a researcher or a teacher at the university. That connection, that link, changes lives. For example, watch what happened when donor Neil Siemens, ‘66 BSc, met student Kaylan Burns. I am honoured to witness these moments in my work.
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Calls For: Nominations for the 2017 University Cup

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) invites nominations for the 2017 University Cup. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2017.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Next Dean of Native Studies Announced


I am pleased to announce that at its June 23 meeting the Board of Governors approved the appointment of the next dean of the Faculty of Native Studies. Dr. Chris Andersen has been appointed for a five year term, effective July 1, 2017. Currently serving as interim dean of the faculty, Dr. Andersen joined the University of Alberta 17 years ago, becoming a full professor in 2014.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Calls For... Photographs of Safety and Risk

EHS Photo Voice Project
Courtesy of the Public Domain Archive
Are you a faculty or staff member whose responsibilities include environment, health and safety?
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Did you know you can donate your stool to cure disease?

Did you know that stool transplants have been occurring at the University of Alberta hospital since the fall of 2012? And did you know the reason behind these transplants is to cure diarrheal illness caused by C. difficile? Stool transplants, otherwise known as fecal microbiota transplants, are also being studied to treat other gastrointestinal illnesses!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Calls For... Research Participants: Robotics for Children

We are recruiting 5 year old children to participate in a study where they will have the opportunity to learn and play with robotic systems. Children who choose to be a part of the study will participate in one 45 minute session where they will "feel" objects using haptic robotic systems!
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Deans Selection and/or Review Committees (2017/18)

In accordance with GFC regulations, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) will soon be establishing Dean Selection and/or Review Committees for the following Faculties, to begin their work over the next year:


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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Upcoming Annual Compensation Disclosure for 2016

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The University of Alberta is preparing for the annual disclosure of remuneration for employees whose compensation and/or severance in the 2016 calendar year exceeds the threshold of $126,375. Disclosure is required by June 30, 2017.

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