September in photos

October 4, 2021 | Campus Life
What a rush! The start of a new term always feels like a marathon, and just because September's over, it doesn't mean we're about to slow down yet.

So why not take a moment to think about the past month?


MacEwan University lit up the City Centre Campus towers to commemorate Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.


Throughout the day on September 30, kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre offered support for anyone who wished to join together in healing as we honoured those who have been affected by residential schools, including survivors and the children who never made it home. Programming included the Sacred Fire Tipi, a Wellness Circle with Elders, and a live mural painting.


Kassanda and Denise from Student Life (along with MacEwan's mascot, Griff) introduced new students to the university as part of a virtual New Student Orientation on September 7.


Festivities, fun and free food — MacEwan University, NorQuest College and the Downtown Business Association welcomed back students, faculty and staff at the annual Downtown Campus Block Party.


On September 29, in partnership with the University of Alberta's First Peoples' House, kihêw waciston welcomed Indigenous artists (Antoine Edwards Jr., Fawn Wood, Nataanii Means and Cree Confederation Drum Group) for an evening of music and healing on the eve of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.


Sylvia's Garden (Composite, Version 1) by Emmanuel Osahor welcomes visitors to the Mitchell Art Gallery as part of the Articles of Faith exhibition, on now until December 4.


The Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre and the Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts hosted the Threads That Connect fashion show on September 10. The show featured historical and retro Ukrainian-Canadian fashion, as well as Olena Romanova's Contemporary Fall 2021 collection from Ukraine.


MacEwan celebrates 50 years! In the first of MacEwan's 50th anniversary snapshot stories, author Glenn Ruhl (top left, behind Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan) shares his experience documenting MacEwan's first two decades. If you have a MacEwan memory or story you would like to share, visit


GALLERY: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Educational and informative programming supported healing and encouraged awareness of the history of Indigenous people in Canada.

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