Welcome back! Free events and webinars you’ll want to check out this September

September 7, 2021 | Campus Life

Got your phone? Good! You’re ready to add these free September events to your calendar.

The first day of a new academic year feels a bit like the university equivalent of New Year’s Day and comes with the same symbolism: clean slates, fresh beginnings and new possibilities. Whether you’re coming to campus for the first time and could use a hand finding your way, need a fresh dose of artistic inspiration or want to expand your horizons, MacEwan’s lineup of September events has you covered.

On September 8, make your way to Capital Boulevard (108 Street between 103 and 104 Avenues) for the 2021 Downtown Campus Block Party, where you can kick off the Fall term with free food, free entertainment, contests and giveaways. Get the details and learn about the extra health and safety measures in place for this event.

Join the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre on September 9 for a panel discussion with fashion designers and business owners to look at the Circle of Life of Fashion. The event is the second-last in a year-long celebration called Threads That Connect, which wraps up with a fashion show on September 10.

Plan to spend Friday evening soaking up the last of the summer with An Evening at the Movies – Lawn Chair Style! hosted by MacEwan University's United Way Committee. Watching Spider-Man: Far From Home on the big screen just behind the SAMU and Sport & Wellness Building is free, but donations will support a new student bursary. 

If you’re starting to think about how travel might fit into your education at some point, you’ll want to attend one of MacEwan International’s Education Abroad Info sessions. There’s a virtual session scheduled for September 13 and several more happening throughout the month. See the complete list at MacEwan.ca/Events.

If you haven’t yet had your jab, MacEwan and SAMU are hosting free on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics on September 14 and 17. The clinics are open to all students, staff and faculty. Get the details here.

It may only be September, but it’s never too soon to start planning your next career move. On September 22, employers looking to hire MacEwan students, soon-to-be-grads and alumni will be at the Fall Get to Work Virtual Career Fair.

After you’re all set to take on the world of work, you can prepare yourself to perform your civic duty with a free webinar on September 23 at noon from the School of Continuing Education. The Power of Your Vote focuses on the importance of municipal elections and how candidates in the Edmonton mayoral election are approaching the issues. (Now’s also an excellent time to make sure to make a note to vote in the city’s municipal election on October 18).

On September 23, the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response is hosting an afternoon workshop on Creating Consent Culture. Learn more about what consent is, why it’s important and how to integrate it into your life and relationships.

Later that same day, the Mitchell Art Gallery will explore community-based art projects as part of the Catalyst Talk series. Find out more about the drinkable publication POPOPOPOPOP, a project from artist duo Hannah Jickling and Reed H. Reed, who worked alongside Grade 6 students at John A. McDougall Elementary School, local artists and musicians in Edmonton.

Events will be added throughout the month, including programming leading up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. Make sure to check MacEwan.ca/Events regularly for details.

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