Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of classes! Today’s issue of the Weekly includes a few other things to keep in mind while you’re prepping for exams, like tonight’s Student Academic Conference, a new Exam Meal Plan for off-campus students, a chance to vote for the best “Christmas tree” (loosely interpreted) around campus, the dining hall menu, a few more holiday performances, and more!
- Today is the last day of classes for the Fall term! We hope everyone had an interesting and fulfilling semester!
- The Student Academic Conference is tonight from 6 to 10 pm! Come out to support your peers and students in their research. Check out the schedule here.
- Noticed a few festive displays around campus? Vote for your favourite holiday decoration here!
- The Dining Hall wants to take the stress of cooking meals off of the plates (haha, get it?) of off-campus students this exam period. Check out the details of their Exam Meal Plan below!
- We’ll have about 250 Grade 7 students on campus tomorrow (Thursday, December 12) for the annual Science Fair!
- Today is your last chance to provide feedback on your classes and professors this semester through the USRIs! If you haven’t yet, fill them out here: bit.ly/2XAJWrS.
- Did you check out the Budget Update in the Quad last week? Here it is again, in case you missed it!
- The Academic Planning Committee (which has also been tasked with revisiting our campus’ vision and identity) has been working on creating a mission statement, which they will be bringing to students, staff, and faculty for feedback in February. Check the next issue of the Weekly for a link to more information on MyWeb.
The University of Alberta is offering Non-Academic Staff the option to take Voluntary Winter Leave (up to two days of unpaid leave immediately preceding and up to two days of unpaid leave immediately following the 2019/20 winter closure period. For more information, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/human-resource-services/hrs-news/2019/december/administering-the-voluntary-winter-leave-program.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” holds the Guinness World Records title for the highest-charting holiday song. It also boasts the title of the most streamed song on Spotify in 24 hours (female) (with 10,819,009 streams in December 2018) and the most weeks in the UK singles Top 10 chart for a Christmas song (20). So keep on rockin’ out to the holiday hit without any shame because 10 million other people are listening to too!
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