Happy Reading Week! Whether you’re on campus or off campus, take a look at this issue of the Weekly for important information, event listings, and more.
This week’s issue includes a lot of cause for celebration (including a winning curling team and two individuals awarded for their work in EDI), a number of performances, upcoming campus events (including the ACAC Men’s Basketball Championships, which we’re hosting tomorrow to Saturday!), as well as the campus rec schedule, dining hall menu, and North Campus and community events and information.
- Information around health & wellness at Augustana (including an update on coronavirus, although there are no confirmed or presumptive cases in Alberta or at the U of A), the athletics review, and our budget will be sent to your emails over the coming days and weeks, so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for important information.
- Have you heard about 211? Available 24/7, the 211 service lets you chat with a community resource specialist online at www.ab.211.ca or to connect via text to 211. Share your questions and receive information and referrals to the on-and off-campus resources that are best for you.
- Students! Check out the 2020 Student Life Awards Video Contest for a chance to have some fun, showcase your student experience, and win some prizes!
And for some good news and accomplishments…
- Augustana’s own Feisal Kurimira was appointed to the City of Edmonton’s Anti-Racism Advisory Council! This appointment will supplement the work he’s already doing on the Alberta Anti-Racism Advising Council, which advises the Minister of Education on how to implement and evaluate action items to combat racism.
- Professor Glynnis Hood spoke on her research regarding the positive outcomes of beaver populations in rivers in the UK in interviews across the country just a couple of weeks ago. Glynnis did 12 interviews in a span of four hours! Check out just one of the interviews here.
- Augustana student Omotayo (Tayo) Segun-Omosehin was awarded an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award! Tayo will be celebrated at a ceremony during EDI Week on North Campus on Monday, March 16. If you’d like to attend, visit this website.
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Augustana is migrating to Google Drive for primary storage of university data. At 5 pm on March 6, you will no longer have access to your existing N: drive or departmental network drives. You may proceed with migrating your personal N: drive data to Google Drive. If you want TLS to move your data, please notify them by filling out this survey (if you already completed this survey, you don’t need to do so again). For more info on understanding this change or booking a training session, select a time to meet with TLS.
Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” included an observation that daylight saving time could save money by allowing people to burn fewer candles and oil. However, this claim of a reduction of energy use in modern times is harder to support, according to a recent study on electricity done in Ontario. Yet, this controversial topic is still being practiced in many locations all over the world. While some Canadian provinces do not observe daylight savings time, Alberta does, so remember to turn your clocks ahead this weekend!
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- Congratulations to our women’s curlers and coach Roger Galenza who won the ACAC Championships and brought home the Championship banner! Mixed curling also won Bronze!
- Sara Paulgaard also earned the ACAC All-Conference Award for women’s second and Hannah Terry earned Female Curler of the Year Honours! Congratulations to Sara and Hannah!
- After a couple of long, very close matches, our women’s volleyball team finished in fourth place with player Rae Metrunec earning a Tournament MVP and CCAA All-Canadian Award. Great work!
- Mark your calendar to cheer on our Vikings men’s basketball student-athletes on our home court tomorrow (Thursday) at 8 pm in the ACAC quarter-finals vs. the Ambrose Lions. Augustana will host the rest of the men’s basketball championships Thursday through Saturday: check out the schedule here!
- The Viking’s men’s hockey team has made it to playoffs! Round one will be a best of three against SAIT, beginning this weekend in Calgary.
- Game 1: Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM (at SAIT, Calgary)
Game 2: Saturday, March 7 @ 2:30 PM (EnCana Arena, Camrose)
Game 3*: Sunday, March 8 @ 5:00 PM (at SAIT, Calgary) *if necessary
- Game 1: Friday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM (at SAIT, Calgary)
Campus Rec Classes
- Yoga – Monday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Physio Lab (Recreation Centre) – Free for students and staff, $5 for community members
- Pop Up Fitness – Wednesday from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm in the Physio Lab (Recreation Centre) – Free for students and staff, $5 for community members
- North Campus is hosting a I-Work! Career Conference for international students on Saturday, March 14 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Telus Centre. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with working professionals from various disciplines such as Human Resources, Business Development, and Investment Managers, as well as hear from international student alumni share their experience on how they found work in Canada. It also offers sessions for students interested in starting their own companies as well as how to apply for permanent residency in Canada as a start-up company. The conference is $25 and space is limited. For more details and to register, click here.
- The Camrose Public Library is currently looking to fill four summer positions! Visit their website for more information.
Looking for work? Check out volunteer and on-campus employment opportunities on the My UAlberta App (Augustana Campus Experience), and on CampusBridge.