We were looking forward to a lot of exciting events and activities in April.
We would have liked to have welcomed our Book of the Year author Leanne Betasamosake Simpson to meet with students in English classes across campus. We would have enjoyed sitting in on several Student Research Day presentations, chatting with students about their posters and performances. Instead, we’ll be able to view the students’ research online in mid-June — we’ll keep you posted!
It would have been great to take in the Design Portfolio Show and the Fine Art Grad Show in Allard Hall to see what our students produced before finishing their time as MacEwan students. (But you will still be able to view their work online beginning April 30 and May 7.)
We would have loved to be able to enjoy the final performance of our theatre students as they brought Legally Blonde The Musical to life, and attend the final concerts of the MacEwan music season. (You can still catch a few of our music students’ performances on Facebook.)
This wasn’t the way we wanted to end the Winter 2020 term, but we are proud of how everyone at MacEwan has adapted to new ways of studying and working, and for helping to flatten the curve.
Take a look back at what happened on campus last month.
Lionel Pereira, Security Services supervisor, patrols campus as part of the essential services staff needed at MacEwan.
In addition to their incredible daily work of sanitizing spaces across campus, custodial staff are using this time on campus to get to the spring deep cleaning while classrooms are empty.
Renovations in the library kicked off. When students eventually return, they will have more quiet study space and improved traffic flow through the pedway connecting Buildings 6 and 7 through the library.
Due to the library renovations, the Tech Support help desk has moved into Room 7-294 so they can continue to help students as needed.
It’s lonely out there in the campus parking lots.
Gandalf the Grey jackrabbit says you shall not pass … onto campus until physical distancing restrictions are lifted.
With a few students remaining in Residence, front desk lead Tarun Grover is on the clock to provide help.
Residence Life coordinator Sarah O’Dwyer stands in one of the empty Residence hallways. The few students living in Residence have been moved to different rooms and separate floors to meet physical distancing requirements.
Music student Dane Bjornson performs on Facebook Live. Throughout April, MacEwan’s Facebook page posted several mini-concerts by our students.
Lots of action in Allard Hall as crews continue construction on space for the School of Continuing Education, moving to City Centre Campus in September.
With its siding recently having been installed, the exterior of the SAMU building is almost complete.
Maura Frunza is the student services manager for SAMU and has been working hard to put together food hampers for students in need as part of SAMU’s Pantry.
Our PAWSS dog of the month is Cleo. Though PAWSS is on pause until fall, the coordinators and dogs were able to provide at least one virtual puppy therapy session.
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.