Welcome to November. A month of reading, remembrance and ramping up for final exams.
The first week of the month is going to be big. We’ll be officially installing Dr. Annette Trimbee as president and vice-chancellor in an online ceremony on November 6. And the next day, we’ll be hosting future students in the university’s first-ever Virtual Open House.
You’ve been waiting for it! The second week of November is MacEwan’s first week-long fall reading break. If you’re looking for a fresh read, check out the latest selections for the library collection that recognizes MacEwan faculty who received tenure and promotions in 2020. There’s a wide variety of books to choose – from the classic The Old Man and the Sea selected by Dr. Vahid Rezania to the contemporary Stolen life : the journey of a Cree woman selected by Dr. Amanda Nelund.
Don’t forget that the university will be closed on November 11 to observe Remembrance Day. And make sure to spend Friday, November 13 spreading a little kindness (it’s World Kindness Day).
Once you’re back from Reading Week, refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the semester, get a jump on your end-of-fall-term assignments with Virtual Late Night at the Library on November 19. You can get all kinds of research, IT, writing and citation help, and advice on stress and time management.
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.