As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, it’s tempting to spend November locked away indoors. But once you’re on campus, you can avoid the blustery weather by attending these opportunities for learning, entertainment and taking care of your mental health.

Start the month off with a lesson in both history and money. Dr. Robert Weir is presenting a discussion titled Coins and the Archaeologist on November 1, where he explores what we can learn about past civilizations from the change in their pockets.

On November 3, the School of Continuing Education presents a free webinar called Queer Parenting featuring Carla Grant.

Mitchell Art Gallery guest curator Maryna Shcherbenko hosts a conversation about her exhibition, Give Me Tomorrow, on November 3. Attend in-person at Roundhouse’s event space or virtually on Zoom.

Also on November 3, visiting scholar Dr. Olena Moiseyenko of the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Ukraine hosts a talk about how war affects research and teaching. The lecture will occur in Room 6-226 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

If you’re looking to check out other programs, or want to help a friend to start their academic journey, MacEwan’s Open House is on November 5. Tour campus locations, and attend information sessions for programs, lectures and panel discussions, athletics events, concerts and musical demonstrations, and labs and exhibits. On November 7, 9 and 10, prospective students can check out an Understanding Admissions information session to learn how to navigate the admissions process. The sessions are virtual, so there’s no need to leave home to attend. If you’re considering changing course to a different program, attend the Changing Programs online information session on November 8. Check out the Education Abroad information session on November 16 and 28 to explore your options for taking your education on the road. The sessions will both be on campus, with the first taking place in the Robbins Health Learning Centre and the second in Allard Hall.

Although there are no classes, campus is still open over the Fall Reading Break from November 7 through 10. On November 11, however, campus will be closed to observe Remembrance Day.

Also on November 7, the Garneau String Quartet plays their inaugural concert series as the Conservatory of Music’s quartet-in-residence. Tickets are available online ahead of the event, and students receive a discounted rate.

MacEwan’s Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity is partnering with SAMU on November 15 to present an online discussion called The Landscape of Hate in Alberta. The event will feature researchers and practitioners who specialize in hate and violent extremism in the province.

Get your team together (or sign up solo) for the one-day Dodgeball Tournament on November 20. The all-day event guarantees three games of dodgeball, and prizes for the winners. Register by November 8 to lock in early bird pricing.

National Addictions Awareness Week runs from November 21 to 25 with the Addictions Don’t Discriminate exhibition open all week just across from Starbucks in Building 6. Take in the exhibition’s six stories designed to combat stigmas and stereotypes around addiction. On November 22, explore the Community Mental Health Resource Fair in Griffin’s Landing to learn about mental health resources available on and around campus. You can also dig deeper into mental health with The Inquiring Mind, an online workshop on November 23 and 24 where students can learn coping strategies and how to create a supportive environment. National Addictions Awareness Week wraps up with a Harm Reduction Resource Fair on November 24 that includes a number of outside resources to help everyone understand and implement harm reduction strategies.

Fall Convocation is November 22 at the Winspear Centre. Webcasts of the ceremonies will be available to watch on the MacEwan website. Congratulations to those graduating and heading off into the next steps of their careers!

Round out the month with the November 30 premiere of Company, the first production in the 2022/23 Theatre Season. Tickets are on sale now, and the final day to catch the show is December 4.

If you feel like taking a stroll off campus, MacEwan assistant professor Kerri-Lynn Reeves is acting as the artist in residence at Harcourt House throughout the month. The gallery is just a short walk from campus, located at 10215 112 St. Check out her exhibition titled Holding/Tenderness before it wraps up on November 26.

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