Cannabis regulations at the University of Alberta Posted on October 17, 2018

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. In Alberta, people aged 18 and over can purchase cannabis and cannabis oil from stores and online. Public consumption will be permitted in Edmonton and Camrose. The University of Alberta Augustana Campus policy is as follows: Augustana is currently evaluating whether to permit smoking and …

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Augustana Newsletter for October 17, 2018 Posted on October 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Here are a few highlights from this week’s newsletter. Students! Augustana offers some amazing travel course opportunities, and two of them are having info sessions today. If you’re interested in traveling to Vienna as part of a spring 2019 tour course, and/or if you’re interested in dogsledding in the Canadian North in February …

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Alumni Weekend 2018 in Photos Posted on October 12, 2018

Did you miss this year’s alumni weekend? Or did you attend, and want to relive the fun? Take a look back at the celebrations, featuring live performances, explosions, slime, beer, polka dancing, and more!

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Augustana Newsletter for October 10, 2018 Posted on October 10, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Calling all students! Look for important information below, including a Law Information Session tomorrow in the Learning Commons, the last chance to apply for job shadow week, and a number of on-campus job opportunities. Not quite over the turkey hangover? Check out the bookstore for their Thanksgiving Leftover sale which will continue until …

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Two UAlberta Augustana professors to take over North Campus art gallery Posted on October 4, 2018

Through the month of October, Augustana visual arts professors Keith Harder and Julian Forrest’s exhibit Biomythography will run in the Fine Arts Building gallery.

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Cannabis use does not cause schizophrenia, says psychology professor Posted on October 3, 2018

Studies that link cannabis use with the development of schizophrenia are correlational and don’t imply causation, says Augustana psychology professor Tim Parker.

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Augustana Newsletter for October 3, 2018 Posted on October 3, 2018

Good morning, everyone, and happy October! What’s going on this week? There are still a few spots left to attend a Lunch & Learn with human library keynote speaker Tarek Nemr, on his experience as a Syrian refugee. Register with Deb at augalum@ualberta.ca or by calling 780.679.1626. Tomorrow is Safety Fest at Augustana, so come by the …

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Augustana Newsletter for September 26, 2018 Posted on September 25, 2018

Good morning! The semester is in full swing and so are this year’s events! On Wednesday, we will be holding a dedication to the life of former student Rashmi Bale in the Learning Commons at 1:30 pm. All are welcome. This Friday is Orange Shirt Day. Wear an orange shirt in order to commemorate those …

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Augustana alumnus spearheads new First Nations school commission Posted on September 25, 2018

The Maskwacis Education Schools Commission officially took charge of all schools in the Maskwacis area this September as a unified First Nations school authority, led by University of Alberta Augustana alumnus Brian Wildcat.

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Augustana to host Syrian refugee at human library event Posted on September 24, 2018

Hear Tarek Nemr’s captivating story of fleeing Syria to find safety at only 16 years old, as part of the 20th annual augustana human library kickoff event.

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Augustana Newsletter for September 19, 2018 Posted on September 19, 2018

Happy Wednesday! The three-week term has ended and I hope everyone is taking a much-deserved break! If you’re looking for some fun this weekend, look no further than the Alumni Weekend events on campus open to the community: Discover Science Saturday, Oktoberfest, and the Chester Ronning Exhibit Drop-in. Both basketball teams will also be holding alumni …

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Can music be violence? The banning of “Drill” music and it’s influence in the UK Posted on September 18, 2018

Augustana musicologist Alex Carpenter examines the recent push to ban Drill music in the UK to determine whether or not music can cause violence.

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Augustana Newsletter for September 12, 2018 Posted on September 12, 2018

Happy chilly Wednesday morning! Check out some of this week’s events. Pogo carshare will be in the forum today from 11 am to 2 pm for new sign-ups and to answer questions. Don’t know what pogo is? Go find out! This Friday is Green & Gold (and Red & Black) Day! Wear your U of …

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Augustana Newsletter for September 5, 2018 Posted on September 5, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Both First-Year Seminars and three-week block courses have gotten underway – we hope you’ve been learning and enjoying your classes so far. But aside from curriculum, Augustana and the Camrose community have a lot to offer! If you’re a student, take advantage of the Augustana Students’ Association’s (ASA) start-of-the-year events, including Mission Impossible …

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Camrose Connector kicks off Posted on August 31, 2018

A new bus shuttle service from Camrose to Edmonton will begin Tuesday, September 4 with a 7 am departure trip from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus.

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Camrose connector bus service between Camrose and Edmonton to begin September 4 Posted on August 31, 2018

The City of Camrose and Red Arrow will be offering a bus service between Camrose and Edmonton with three daily return trips from Monday to Friday, including stops at Augustana, starting Tuesday, September 4. Visit the City of Camrose site to learn more, and check out the schedule below!

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Camrose listed as Canada’s 11th best place to live Posted on August 31, 2018

MoneySense and Maclean’s Magazine listed Camrose as Canada’s 11th best place to live! Cities were based on factors including the economy, crime rates and weather, among others.   Along with this listing, University Magazine posited the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus as the 5th best school for music in Canada in 2018.        

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Augustana’s newest postdoc is tackling the tough subjects Posted on August 29, 2018

Katharine Batlan has just begun work at the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life and is not afraid to discuss politics and religion in any kind of company.

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Augustana Newsletter for August 29, 2018 Posted on August 29, 2018

Good morning everyone! To the new first-year students: welcome to Augustana! And to returning students, staff and faculty, welcome to the 2018/19 year! Every Wednesday your inbox will have the distinct pleasure of welcoming the newsletter, which will include important information, campus events and happenings, community posts, job advertisements and more! Give them at least …

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A joined journey: The Camrose Canadian and Augustana Campus Posted on August 20, 2018

A final farewell to the Camrose Canadian, which served our community and campus for over 100 years.

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