Posted on September 25, 2019 by Tia Lalani

The eleven-week is in full swing, along with so many other campus happenings. Check out this issue of the Weekly for important campus updates on things like UAlberta Protective Services online reporting options, this week’s climate strike, and to give feedback to Augustana’s athletics operational review. The Weekly is chock-full of information on events, including …

The eleven-week is in full swing, along with so many other campus happenings. Check out this issue of the Weekly for important campus updates on things like UAlberta Protective Services online reporting options, this week’s climate strike, and to give feedback to Augustana’s athletics operational review. The Weekly is chock-full of information on events, including today’s club fair, the Free Expression Open Forum this Friday, this weekend’s golf tournament and next week’s Orange Shirt Day, Lunch & Learn, Safety Day, art exhibition, and more. Are you a student who is interested in undergraduate research? Check out some of UAlberta’s Undergraduate Research Initiative supports in the North Campus section. How about travel? Attend next week’s info session on the India 2020 tour. And do you happen to know how well our athletics teams are doing? Or that it’s National Coaches Week? Check out the Vikings & Athletics section for updates! Don’t be intimidated by this size of this week’s issue…it’s all inside!

 

  • Check out today’s Club Fair, taking place in the forum from 10 am to 2 pm!
  • Campus Rec and Athletics is looking for feedback! Share any ideas that you have about recreation and athletics at Augustana by filling out the following short survey. Student Survey: https://forms.gle/4ZNah1bUofT4njk27, Staff & Faculty Survey: https://forms.gle/4ZNah1bUofT4njk27.
  • In recent months, UAlberta Protective Services has made available online reporting options for specific incidents. This online reporting is available to Augustana, though in-person reports will continue to be available as well. All in-person reports can be reported directly to our UAPS Liason Officer, Lawrence Fraser during scheduled office hours (Monday to Friday: 7 am to 3 pm, Ravine Studio Building A029). Outside of office hours, incidents may be reported to Lawrence the next day, or directly to Protective Services Dispatch (24/7) at north campus by calling 780-608-2905 or 1-780-492-5050.
  • There is a natural gas disruption on campus today from 8 am to 8 pm that will affect the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Center, Theater Centre, Faith & Life Centre, Convocation Centre, Forum, Classroom Building, Science Extension, Founders Hall and the Ravine Studio Building. All residences will not be affected. As a result of the shutdown, there will be no domestic hot water, heating, or ventilation in these buildings. Classes and other activity will continue as normal. Students, please see your email for changes in meal locations and note that Monica’s Cafe will not be serving hot items today, however, coffee will be available to staff, faculty, and students in the forum at no charge.
  • A message from Dean Tryphonopoulos, regarding the Climate Strike:

    Regarding the co-ordinated global effort on climate action occurring over the period of 20-27 September, 2019, the University of Alberta’s Provost has issued the following statement:

    “As a public institution, the University is neither officially endorsing, nor restricting participation in activities in support of the Climate Strike on September 27th.  Faculties may wish to work with students, staff, and faculty who are interested in participating to accommodate that participation and/or to minimize the impact of that participation, within the boundaries of institutional policy.  One particularly relevant piece of institutional policy is the University calendar regulation that states that changes to the course outline cannot be made without fair warning or general class consent.”

    I am aware of the fact that Augustana students are organizing a march (please see the following: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/schools-climate-rally-1.5288179) scheduled to take place on Friday, September 27, 2019. Keeping in mind the Provost’s statement above, I would like to encourage faculty and supervisors to work with students and staff members respectively in order to accommodate–as best as they are able–those who wish to participate in this climate action. As well, I request that every effort be made by both faculty and supervisors to ensure that there are no ramifications of any kind were their students and staff respectively to decide to participate in this march.

  • Randal Nickel is hosting a Student Affairs webinar on unconscious bias today at 2 pm in the Roger Epp Room. Please email Randal (rnickel@ualberta.ca) if you work outside of the Student Life department but would like to attend.

  • Bodies of Data Art Exhibition Opening and Artist Presentation: Thursday, October 3 at 5 pm in the Wahkohtowin Lodge.
    • Marilène Oliver will discuss her exhibition Bodies of Data, which is on display at the Augustana Campus Library from October 3 to December 2, 2019. Oliver works with medical imaging technologies such as MRI, CT, and PET scans to create visually stunning sculptures and prints. The artworks ask us to reconsider the relationship between our bodies and our data, and between science and art.
  • Thursday, October 3 is also Augustana Safety Day. Check out tips and demonstrations in the forum from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

 

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  • Congratulations to our Vikings soccer teams for winning last weekend against Ambrose!
  • Our cross country runners are cleaning up—both the men’s and women’s teams are ranked 3rd in the Grand Prix #1 and #2 series, with our men’s team first in the Grand Prix #3 series. We also have three students ranking 2nd and 3rd place in men and women’s individual Grand Prix #3: Michio Green, Nathanael Tabert, and Resse Bendiksen. Congrats!
  • We’re hosting Golf Championships this weekend out at Coal Creek Golf Resort – all are welcome to attend (see schedule below). Going into this weekend’s championship, our golf team is ranked 8th nationally! We also took home first place in the mixed, and our very own Michael Harrison ranked first in men’s individual.
    • Friday, September 27
      • ACAC Men’s Golf Championship: 9:30 am
      • ACAC Women’s Golf Championship: 9:30 am
    • Saturday, September 28
      • ACAC Men’s Golf Championship: 9:30 am
      • ACAC Women’s Golf Championship: 9:30 am
    • Sunday, September 29
      • ACAC Men’s Golf Championship: 9:30 am
      • ACAC Women’s Golf Championship: 9:30 am

 

  • The University of Alberta has an Indigenous eNewsletter. If you’re interested in joining the mailing list, subscribe here.
  • North Campus is hosting a free, interdisciplinary conference on Intersections of Gender, featuring 80+ presenters in 25+ sessions. All are welcome to attend.
    • Working the Intersections of Gender
      1st Annual Intersections of Gender Fall Conference
      October 2-4, 2019 | Students’ Union Building, University of Alberta North Campus | Treaty 6 Territory, Edmonton
      Please register: bit.ly/wig-2019.
      • Intersectionality has emerged as the leading analytical framework for analyzing and resolving inequality. This framework raises questions of how to produce intersectionality-type research to help address the enormous social, political, and technological challenges we are facing today.
      • Please join us for an interdisciplinary conversation about intersectionality and intersections in our work. All are welcome to attend, and no prior knowledge of intersectionality is necessary for most sessions.
  • Undergraduate research:
    • Need help getting started in research? Register for an Undergraduate Research Initiative Getting Started Seminar, or schedule a research advising appointment.
    • Learn how to write a concise and compelling research abstract: Monday, October 21 from 12:05 to 12:50 pm – register.
    • Looking for funding for your undergraduate research? Applications are now open for the URI Stipend for projects beginning in January 2020. Apply by October 28, 2019!


If you are searching for alternative accommodation, the Augustana Students’ Association compiles a list of Off-Campus Housing. Visit http://asa.su.ualberta.ca/services/off-campus-housing/ to view the list (if the link isn’t working, try using a different browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer)). Contact the ASA (augsa@ualberta.ca) for more information.

 

 

  • Students can also look to the MyUAlberta App for on-campus job postings. Look under the “Life at Augustana” tile to find “Student Job Opportunities”.

 


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