Over the past year we’ve discovered that it looks like volunteers and entrepreneurs, artists and inventors, academics and committed community members. One hundred ranges across continents and areas of expertise — but in the end it tells a surprisingly cohesive story. In honour of the University of Alberta Alumni Association’s 100th anniversary, the New Trail team decided to feature one representative for each graduating class starting from 1911, when the first degrees were granted.
As it turns out, we were amazed by the generosity of those asked to take part in this year-long project. From the staff and alumni who volunteered to sit on our selection committee to the graduates who carved out the time to sit for our photographers, every last person was gracious, enthusiastic and humble. We’re grateful that so many made the time to help celebrate this amazing community of people.
You can dive in and read each person’s story or page through to see the meta-stories: the early years, filled with so many accomplishments on a global scale, and notable for their firsts for women and minorities; the mid-20th century in which Alberta became a leader in energy; the emergence of environmental awareness in the ’60s and ’70s; and the increasing diversity of our population in recent decades. The link below brings you to the featured stories from Augustana Campus.