Welcome to October. Despite a chilly to start our Edmonton fall, the MacEwan community spent the month of September moving in, celebrating spaces and learning together. Check out some of the many things that happened during the first month of the 2018/19 academic year:
It’s been almost a month since our newest residents moved into the MacEwan Residence. We hope everyone feels at home!
The final score may not have gone our way, but teaming up with the NAIT Ooks to take on the Oilers Rookies was an unforgettable experience for the players, and our fans in attendance.
The weather may not have been what most of us wanted, but we still had some stunning September sunrises.
Advice, tips for success and well wishes were the order of the day as President Deborah Saucier, Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt and other university representatives (including more than 70 student volunteers) offered a warm welcome to our newest group of first-year students on September 7. Here, Jesse Lipscombe, co-founder of the #MakeItAwkward anti-discrimination campaign, shares personal stories and talks about what can be achieved through acceptance.
CHILDISH, the latest exhibition at the John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery in Allard Hall, runs from September 13 to December 8.
The Get Involved Volunteer Fair was a chance for university departments and more than 30 community organizations to share different ways to volunteer – big and small.
SAMU’s Club Days on September 20 and 21 were a chance for the university’s more than 100 clubs to invite students to get involved in meaningful activities and pursue travel, volunteer and work experience opportunities.
On Friday, September 28, the MacEwan community observed Orange Shirt Day, commemorating the experience of Indigenous children and families affected by residential schools. The day included an information booth, a sharing circle and a stew and bannock lunch.
The MacEwan University Health Centre (MUHC) officially opened its doors on September 28. The new facility is an innovative partnership between MacEwan and the Department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta. The centres uses an innovative “medical home” model that provides students, faculty, staff and community members with one-stop access to a wide variety of health-care professionals for physical and mental health care.
Happy Birthday, Allard Hall! The university’s newest building turned one on September 27.
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.