April was a month of celebration. We honoured excellence in athletics, the arts, scholarship, international relations and more. What a great way to wrap up the Winter term!

Here is a look at April in photos.

Athletes Ricky Yassin and Samantha Gouveia pose with trophies.

We celebrated our phenomenal athletes at the Griffins awards banquet. Dr. Craig Monk, provost & vice-president, Academic (centre) presentes Athlete of the Year awards to Rakan (Ricky) Yassin of the men’s soccer team (left) and Samantha Gouveia of the women’s soccer team (right). Photo by Joel Kingston

Athletes Grace Mwasalla and Alvin Mazaheri pose with trophies on either side of Tim Tang, who holds two certificates.

Tim Tang, associate vice-president, Students (centre) presented awards to this year’s rookie athletes of the year Grace Mwasalla, women’s soccer (left) and Alvin Mazaheri, men’s soccer (right). Photo by Joel Kingston

Two students seated at an information booth provide paper materials and talk to another student, who is standing in front of the booth.

A resource fair hosted by the Coalition for Harm Reduction at MacEwan (CHARM) provided information on creating safer communities through harm reduction strategies. CHARM is a group of students, faculty, staff and community members who want to make the campus experience safer.

People gather around a presentation board.

April is the Month of Scholarship at MacEwan, and we capped it off with Student Research Day, an opportunity for students from across all faculties and schools to present their research, creative activity and other scholarly work.

People gather around art installations in an art gallery, including an installation of fabric strings suspended from the ceiling and a table full of plates and vases.

This year’s Studio Arts graduates gave us a glimpse of what the future has in store for them as they begin their professional art practices. The Studio Arts Grad Show featured work in media including painting, sculpture, multi-media installation and performance art.

Samples of graphic design work hang on the white walls of an art gallery, and a large computer monitor with graphics on the screen sits on a stand in the middle.

Odyssey: Design Portfolio Show 2022 gave this year’s Bachelor of Design graduates the opportunity to showcase their impeccable skills to the MacEwan community and the design industry.

A group of students in business attire stand together on a stage in front of a purple curtain.

After three years of planning, cancellations, and a series of incredible challenges, a team of Ukrainian students mentored by MacEwan University students travelled – against all odds – to participate in the National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN) in New York from April 3 to 7. Read more about the students’ experience.

Students sing into microphones in a classroom while country singers Brett Kissel and Michelle Wright watch them while seated in a row of chairs.

Learning from country music icons Michelle Wright and Brett Kissel might seem like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But thanks to MacEwan’s Distinguished Visiting Artist in Country Music initiative, launched this month, workshops like this one, featuring major players in the country music industry, will become a regular occurrence. Read more about the Distinguished Visiting Artist in Country Music.

A group of people, including former prime minister Jean Chretien, gather in front of an old computer monitor.

From the archives: As part of a western Canadian tour in March of 1994, Prime Minister Jean Chretien checked out the online catalogue in the Learning Resource Centre at the new City Centre campus of Grant MacEwan Community College.

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