Back in 2019, we celebrated student success in person during Student Research Day. It’s moving online this year – and it’s just one of our many April events you should add to your calendar.

20+ virtual events that will cost you $0 to attend (we’re not kidding!)

March 31, 2021

For the first time ever, we’ve set aside an entire month to celebrate research, scholarly and creative activities. Watch for online, events, discussions and information sessions that are part of MacEwan Celebrates Month of Scholarship events.

University Archivist Valla McLean kicks things off on April 1 (no joke!) with Beginnings: A Story of Grant MacEwan Community College, followed by a series of faculty presentations that looks at topics ranging from child and youth care to how beetle biology can help predict, prevent and detect insect invasions (just in time for Earth Day on April 22).

See the full list of faculty presentations, and make sure to mark your calendar for Student Research Day on April 26, where student scholarly work steps into the spotlight.

Dreaming of faraway places? Take in the Education Abroad Information Session on April 8 so you’re prepared to study abroad as soon as travel restrictions allow.

Set your alarm for an 8:30 a.m. online event on April 9 where President Dr. Annette Trimbee will sit down with Vinita Srivastava, host of the podcast Don’t Call Me Resilient, for an important conversation about race and anti-racism.

The School of Continuing Education is offering a series of free webinars this month that could help you explore a new career path (How to Become a Business Analyst in Four Months on April 8), change the way you see the world (Make Better Photographs on April 15) or figure out why Tesla recently invested $1.5 billion into Bitcoin (Understanding Bitcoin on April 22).

While we’re talking business, don’t miss the last Coffee with Costen event of the year on April 15, where the dean of the School of Business will sit down for a chat with Naseem Bashir, president and CEO of Williams Engineering – and MacEwan’s 34th Allard Chair in Business.

April 15 just happens to also be the last day to apply for Spring Convocation, and the second day of final exams (which run April 14 to 23).

National Volunteer Week runs April 18 to 24 – the perfect time to think about how you might want to add volunteering to your plans for next year. Check out the many ways volunteer opportunities at MacEwan can help you make new friends, connect with like-minded people and build your resumé.

Waiting to get through finals before planning for your summer or post-grad job? Careers and Experience has got you covered. Students and alumni can sign into the Virtual Summer Career Fair on April 28. Careers and Experience is also standing by to help you with your resume and elevator pitch. Book an appointment with them today.

Whether your post-exam plans include a break, a fresh set of Spring/Summer classes or a summer job, we hope you have a great few months and can’t wait to be back with a new collection of events to share with you in the fall.

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