Happy Wednesday, everyone! Take a peek at today’s issue of the Weekly: it’s short and sweet and will be the last one of 2019! You’ll find a few important campus updates including the newly released UAlberta Statement on Freedom of Expression, our work so far on discussing Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility on campus and plans to continue the conversation, information on your last chance to borrow items from the library, and various events that will take place next year including a variety of performances and the chance to submit undergraduate research for publication!
Good luck with the rest of exams, and have a wonderful and relaxing winter break! See you next year!
- Last Friday, the Board of Governors approved the University of Alberta Statement on Freedom of Expression, which you can find online.
- On Tuesday, December 10, the second brown bag meeting to discuss Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility issues at Augustana was held in the Roger Epp room. The turn-out was excellent and included students, staff, and faculty. The next brown bag discussion will be for students only and will be held in February.
- Please note that some students will be staying on campus throughout the winter break, but academic buildings will be closed from December 25 to January 1. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
- Staff and faculty who would like more information on our Academic Planning Committee and the strategic and academic plans at the University of Alberta and other institutions can view the committee’s all agendas and notes on MyWeb under Committees.
- TLS is looking to move stored files and resources from the N: drive to university-provided Google drive space and would like to know how this change will impact you. Please complete the feedback form at your earliest convenience.
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The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) is organizing the Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (FURCA), which will take place on March 9-13, 2020. The purpose of FURCA is to showcase the research and creative achievements by students across all disciplines.
Students can present their work in various formats, including posters, oral presentations, performances, or creative exhibits. The deadline to submit is January 24, 2020. For more information visit www.uab.ca/furca
Please also consider nominating your favourite undergraduate research mentor for the URI Mentor Award. The deadline for nominations is February 7, 2020. Visit the URI website (www.uab.ca/URI) more information.