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November 3, 2020 | Campus Life
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.

If you’ve ever wondered about what you can do to end sexual violence, sign up for the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response bystander intervention workshop on November 5. Or maybe get a fresh perspective on consent culture on November 17.

Itching to get your hands on some MacEwan honey? Now’s your chance. The fifth annual Harvest Sale is on November 5 – stop by the mStore or purchase your jars online for pickup.

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.

While students are reading this week, faculty members will be meeting with community partners on November 10 to look at research, scholarly and creative activities in the time of COVID-19. And the Social Innovation Institute will be sponsoring the third annual Enlightened Economy Summit, which will explore the theme “crisis as a catalyst for change” and look at how to use this time of turmoil as an opportunity to reset and build a more sustainable future. There’s student pricing and you can score a free ticket to the Soul of the Next Economy forum.

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.

Speaking of self-care, how are you doing with the whole fitness thing? Whether you need to blow off some steam or take a productive study break, check out the Sport and Wellness online offerings. If eGames are more you’re style, Sport and Wellness is also hosting two tournaments on November 22 and November 29.

Go to to see everything that’s happening on and off campus this month.

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