April in photos

April 30, 2018 | Campus Life

A celebration of learning

Our students shone in April, showcasing their talents and hard work at events throughout the month. Here are just a few of the many highlights.

Music students hosted their first Month of Music concerts in Allard Hall, including a concert from the Percussion Ensemble.Music students hosted their first Month of Music concerts in Allard Hall, including a concert from the Percussion Ensemble.
The Fine Art Grad Show gave second-year fine art students the opportunity to present their own jury-selected art exhibition, featuring drawing, painting, sculpture and intermedia (digital art, video, sound art, performance, installation and other emerging forms).
MacEwan students and community members got some extra help preparing their taxes from the MacEwan University Accounting Club, which hosts an annual free tax preparation clinic. This year our student volunteers prepared more than 627 tax returns in 12 days.
Students in Dr. Emily Milne’s (at right) Introduction to Indigenous Studies course, offered at amiskwaciy Academy in partnership with MacEwan University, receive both high school and university credits for the course. Student Trey Willier ( left) and his classmates renamed a conservation land in the nehiyaw (Cree) language as their main project for the semester, and presented their work at MacEwan’s Student Research Day.
When music student Mark Romero wanted to bolster the local live music scene, and bring entertainment to an audience that had been overlooked, he used MacEwan’s Student Community Engagement Grant to achieve both goals at the same time with a project at Boyle Street Community Services. The deadline for the next round of grants was in April, and we can’t wait to see what the next recipients will do.
The 2018 Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Journey to Reconciliation brought students from 10 courses across faculties – from English and anthropology to design and social work – together to talk about reconciliation from many perspectives.
Student Research Day showcases and celebrates research, scholarly activity and creative work across all faculties and disciplines. This year, poster and project displays, oral presentations, and creative installations of students’ faculty-mentored work highlighted the many forms of research at MacEwan.

In the final weeks of their program, Theatre Arts students participate in an intensive neutral mask exercise where they are encouraged to “become one with the mask.”
Design Studies students showed off their skills and talents – and celebrated three years of hard work and dedication – at their NEX[T]US portfolio show. The show featured work in photography, exhibit presentation, motion images, digital media, user interfaces and illustration.


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