Black history, a brand new TV studio, and a celebration of all things teaching and learning

March 4, 2020 | Campus Life

February might be a short month, but we sure know how to pack a lot into it. We celebrated Black History Month through marching, poems, stories and more. We also did the dishes with the Mitchell Art Gallery, celebrated teaching and learning during Reading Week and opened a TV studio.

Here is a look at February in photos.

  It’s never too early to start looking for a summer job – or a career. Students spoke to prospective employers about job opportunities and how to land a position in their field of choice at the Get to Work Career Fair.   Black history was celebrated with events, panels, presentations and performances all month long. We kicked things off with a march through campus.   Bachelor of Communication Studies students got to try their hand at operating TV equipment in the program’s brand new studio...   ...and those skills came in handy when they aired their first live broadcast at the studio’s official opening event. 630 CHED and Global News were also on hand to broadcast live from the event and announce a new scholarship.   English students not only presented at the Reading Identity Conference; they also organized it. At the annual conference, students present their academic and creative work in literature and creative writing.   During Reading Week, faculty members got together for a day to celebrate teaching and learning. MacEwan Theatre Arts alum Kristi Hansen offered the keynote address, titled Dancing With Myself. As she spoke, the Edmonton actor, theatre producer and community advocate shared her journey of learning, and how disability has been her greatest teacher.   Artist Serena Lee held a performance in the Mitchell Art Gallery related to her ongoing work, Doing the Dishes and her exhibition, Grasping at the Roots.   Teachers participated in creative sessions and workshops in Allard Hall, including one on loom weaving, as part of the Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention.   Students across campus wore pink to stand up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day.   As usual, our Pets Assisting with Student Success (PAWSS) dogs helped our students de-stress this month. This good boy is Eddie.   Black History Month ended with a wrap-up celebration that included music, dancing, a poetry slam and more.

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