MacEwan’s winter term just wrapped up, and as we look back on it, we can see what a busy one it was.
This semester, we really embraced the whole online events thing, with livestreamed performances from the music and theatre departments drawing in home audiences. Students also found ways to sharpen their skills and share their work, all while maintaining COVID-19 precautions.
Here are a few snapshots of a busy winter term.
Campus might have been quiet this winter, but it still looked lovely and festive.
This year’s Black History Month featured a series of virtual events, including a Human Library. Deborah Dobbins (right) of the Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots was one of the featured presenters, and was interviewed by English librarian Joan Morrison (left).
Though the majority of academic activities took place online, some activities – like music performances – took place on campus with extra safety precautions in place. Masks, covers on brass instruments, and plexiglass barriers protected these music students. Here, students in the MacEwan University Big Band prepare for a livestreamed performance as part of MacEwan’s music season.
The Family Literacy Carnival, organized by MacEwan’s chapter of the Golden Key Society, gave volunteers the opportunity to read to children.
We missed the excitement of having Pride Week on campus, but this year’s virtual version still included drag make-up tutorials...
...and a drag show!
Precautions were taken to allow some students to continue lab work on campus.
The show must go on: Though they had no live audience, Theatre Arts and Theatre Production students staged their production of Into the Woods, with plenty of masks and physical distancing integrated into the show.
Set design: Robyn Ayles. Costume design: Josée Chartrand. Lighting design: Travis Hatt. Projection: Ayles & Hatt. Sound design: Wade Staples.
The performances – and precautions – continued with Urinetown.
Set and video design: T. Erin Gruber. Costume design: Marian Truscott. Lighting design: Heather Cornick. Sound design: Travis Hatt.
Students about to graduate from the Fine Art program exhibited their best work in the Fine Art Grad Show, an online showcase featuring drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance and intermedia such as digital art, video and emerging forms.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.