Happy Wednesday! Check out today’s issue of the Weekly for important student information, including a note on today’s add/drop deadline, a new math/computing science support centre, and an info session on the upcoming 2020 India Tour travel course. There are so many other things going on this week, including the year’s first Lunch & Learn (happening today!), a book launch celebrating two of our very own faculty members, a visiting artist exhibition opening, and safety fest celebrations. There are also some big names in town (Aaron Pritchett is performing at the Lougheed Centre tonight!) and plenty of options for entertainment. This issue also features the next month’s Vikings games schedule, as well as information on events happening at North Campus, including the 1st Annual Intersections of Gender Fall Conference, running today until Friday.
- Today is the add/drop deadline for the Fall 11-week! Students withdrawing after this date through October 18 will be assessed 50% fees. Log in to BearTracks to add or drop classes. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
- A visiting student from Germany who is working in the faculty of agriculture, life & environmental science on North Campus is conducting a student-survey on energy development in Alberta. With this survey, she hopes to identify students’ position towards energy sources, contribute to a knowledge base in energy-and environment-related research and inform decision-makers about students’ demand for energy types. She also plans to conduct the same survey at her home university in Munich and compare the results from both surveys in her Bachelor thesis. If you are interested in taking part in the survey, visit https://bit.ly/2mkMGLz (the survey has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Board 2).
- Today, the Metis Nation of Alberta will be on campus holding an open registry event. If you are Metis and are not currently registered with the Metis Nation of Alberta, they are here to help you out. Visit them in the Wahkohtowin Lodge from 2 to 7 pm.
- The first Lunch & Learn of the year is happening today at noon in the Mayer Hall at the Performing Arts Centre. Panelists will explore the issues arising in the upcoming federal election. The event is free with an optional $5 lunch (free for students!).
- It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month! Get tips throughout October on how to choose a strong passphrase, spot a phishing attack, and keep your private data private. Cybersecurity has evolved… have you? Find out at http://bit.ly/2oKRFq7
- Three changes within the VP Research Portfolio on North Campus:
- VP Research title has changed to Vice-President (Research and Innovation). Matthias Ruth is now the VP (Research and Innovation).
- The portfolio is now Research and Innovation, or Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation). In acronym form: VPRI.
- The creation of a new associate vice-president—Associate Vice-President (Innovation)—and the appointment of Deborah James to that role, effective Oct 1.
- There seems to be something for everyone happening on campus this Thursday, including a Book Launch, Art Exhibition Opening, and Safety Fest!
- Attend the 22nd annual augustana human library next Monday night. Visit https://guides.library.ualberta.ca/ld.php?content_id=31707343 to see topics and schedule.
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- Last week, our Vikings golf men’s team won bronze at provincials, and Michael Harrison placed 2nd overall, so he will be going to Nationals in Quebec from October 14 to 18! Great job, all!
- 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 Gender1st Annual Intersections of Gender Fall ConferenceOctober 2-4, 2019 | Students’ Union Building, University of Alberta North Campus | Treaty 6 Territory, EdmontonPlease 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:
- 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”.