Sanguin, Kalya Capture Individual Titles at ACAC XC Championships Posted on October 31, 2011

CALGARY — Jodi Sanguin ran like the wind . . . and wrapped up a second straight provincial collegiate cross-country running title on Saturday afternoon. Sanguin, the fifth-year athlete with the Red Deer College Queens, ran away from the competition at Calgary’s Canmore Park, claiming the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference’s (ACAC) individual women’s cross-country crown …

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Community and University Collaboration: Building Capacity for Rural Alberta Posted on October 31, 2011

In October 2011, Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural communities (ACSRC) gave the keynote address at 3 Norquest College networking events (held in Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, & Leduc).  These presentations set the stage for Norquest’s release of their recently completed Adult Learning and Labour Market Needs Assessment. Each address …

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“Songs of the North” tours Japan Posted on October 29, 2011

On his blog, Augustana professor Milton Schlosser relays details of his amazing adventures in Japan with fellow professor Kathleen Corcoran.

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Academic Theme: Stalking and the Crime of Harassment Posted on October 29, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday November 7th, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

What constitutes “stalking” and criminal harassment? Learn more about victims, offenders and cyber-stalking at this session with Det. Jeff Anderson of the Calgary Police Service.

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Augustana receives straight As on U of A report card Posted on October 27, 2011

Augustana Campus hosted external peer reviewers for its first U of A academic unit review this year – see the results!

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Challenges to keep the forests healthy in a changing environmental and political atmosphere – a Finnish case Posted on October 26, 2011

Scheduled for: Thursday November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

Dr. Heikki Nuorteva, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Forest Research Institute will present a seminar on Thursday, November 3 2011 at 12.30 p.m. in the Wyatt Lecture Room (236 Earth Sciences Building) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Abstract: Finland is located between the Arctic, central European and northern European provinces of the Circumboreal Region within the …

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Energy Efficient Waste Management Posted on October 26, 2011

Scheduled for: Thursday November 10th, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

Miles Dyck, Assistant Professor, Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, will present a seminar, “Energy Efficient Waste Management,” on 10 November 2011 as part of The School of Energy and the Environment (SEE) seminar series 2011-12. This seminar will highlight two research programs currently conducted by my graduate students: 1) use …

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FCM’s 2012 Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) and Trade Show Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Wednesday February 8th, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

As Canadian municipalities deal with tight budgets, sustainable projects that conserve resources and reduce operating costs are becoming increasingly attractive.
Find out how to green your community, while generating important financial benefits, at FCM’s 2012 Sustainable Communities Conference (SCC) and Trade Show.

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The True Taste of ARSAN Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Wednesday November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:30 PM

The Alberta Rural Sustainable Alternatives is a new non-profit grassroots organization with the purpose of demonstrating possibilities  of a new sustainable way of life and focus on the development of a sustainable local food system. We invite you to come and learn about our new organization and new project. This event will introduce you to …

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Crash Course – or is it? Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday February 27th, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

Weʼve all heard the saying, “Itʼs the economy, stupid.” In this eveningʼs presentation weʼll turn the tables and shift the rather pejorative connotations where they belong: “Itʼs the stupid economy.” Whatʼs “stupid” is our current economic modelʼs requirement for infinite growth in a world that is demonstrably finite. Key to the evening will be the idea
that the next 20 years will bear little resemblance to the previous couple decades. In a time of far-reaching and systemic change, what can we do to develop resilience in our households and communities?

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The History of Public Lands in Alberta Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday February 13th, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

Since Alberta took over responsibility for land management in 1930, there have been some significant shifts in the administrative approach the government has taken to managing these lands. The Land Use Framework and growing popularity of land trusts
are again shifting the conversation about land use and management in Alberta. Dr. Hanson will give us a timely look at the history of public lands in Alberta, providing some context for todayʼs conversations.

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Lessons from Rosebud Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday January 30th, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

At first glance, you might mistake Rosebud as a typical prairie community but a closer look reveals Rosebud to be a vital tourist and fine arts attraction visited by over 40 thousand people every year, with the fewer than 100 residents mostly involved in the business of theatre and the school. A Mr. Davis will share with us lessons from the journey of Rosebud and help us look at the assets in our community to build on.

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The plants in your backyard and pastures: How the first immigrants used them to survive Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday December 12th, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Presented by Michael Mucz, Augustana Campus, U of A Captured in his book “Babaʼs Kitchen Memories,” Michael shares the cultural memory of pioneering folk from Canada’s prairieland. From fever to frostbite, this incomparable compendium of tinctures, poultices, salves, decoctions, infusions, plasters, and tonics will fascinate and often mortify people from all walks of life. Price: …

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The First Nations History of Viking and Area Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday November 28th, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Presented by Blair First Rider, Blood Tribe/ Blackfoot Confederacy Blair First Rider is also a member of the Sacred Horn Society and Brave Horse/Crazy Dog societies. He has received his Masterʼs designation in Plains Archaeology. Mr. First Rider will speak to us about the traditional use and knowledge about features of the land, place names …

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Exploring Future Scenarios for Rural Communities Posted on October 25, 2011

Scheduled for: Monday November 14th, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Public Presentation by Brenda Schroeder Havenʼt we all said “If I was mayor…” or sat around the coffee table and commented on the latest decisions by council: Hereʼs your chance to play at being the decision makers. This interactive game will have you working in small groups, making decisions for your community and witnessing the …

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ARDN Invests in Rural Alberta Water Projects Posted on October 25, 2011

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is investing $100,000 in two rural water research projects aimed at improving the quantity, quality and long term sustainability of water in rural areas. Water was identified as a priority for rural Alberta at a workshop held in conjunction with ARDN’s Creating Rural Connections conference in April 2011. Participants …

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Camrose Public Library – CAP Intern Job Opportunity Posted on October 24, 2011

The Camrose Public Library is looking to fill the position of a CAP intern. This is a paid position that reports directly to the Director of Library Services. The major functions include: maintaining the public access computers, assisting the public with computer operations and promoting the CAP site through publicity and promotional materials. The position …

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Youth Retention in Rural Communities Posted on October 24, 2011

Scheduled for: Tuesday November 1st, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

The Battle River Alliance for Economic Development invites you to take part in a dynamic keynote address by Roy Prevost here on Augustana Campus. Roy is an international speaker, author and futurist who offers “hands on” strategies to help prepare you for the “next level” of Youth Retention in rural communities. After successful Beta testing …

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Exciting Volunteer Opportunities Posted on October 24, 2011

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has some exciting volunteer opportunities available in the Camrose area. Visit the volunteer section on their website to discover the positions that exist near you, www.heartandstroke.ca (Alberta/Volunteer tabs) or contact Denise Molina, Volunteer Programs and Services Coordinator at 1-403-781-7138.  

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Viking Michael Swampy recognized with AAYAA nomination Posted on October 24, 2011

The basketball player was recognized for his athletic accomplishments and honoured as a finalist for an Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award.

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