Winter, witches and women’s volleyball wins — this was January 2020 at MacEwan University

February 3, 2020 | Campus Life

Another January is in the books, and we sure packed a lot in: Extreme weather, wicked witches, women’s volleyball wins and a whole lot more. Take a look back at some of the photos that captured January 2020 at MacEwan University.


Remember that cold snap? The Weather Network said the mercury dropped to -29.7 degrees Celsius on January 14 — but we all know it felt much colder than that. At least our campus looked like a winter wonderland.
Though it was bitterly cold, we got this beautiful shot of the Treaty 6 marker.
At least students had somewhere warm (and new) to go when the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) Building opened on January 13. Construction is still underway on a few areas, but that only promises more exciting features to come.
MacEwan celebrated another Global Awareness Week with opening ceremonies, a photo exhibition about the refugee experience, panels and lectures on human rights and gender oppression, and many more opportunities to learn something from a global perspective.
Bachelor of Science student and Griffins volleyball athlete Kylie Schubert received a historic honour when she became the university’s first student-athlete to be named U SPORTS Athlete of the Week, just a day after being named Canada West first star of the week. Photo by Robert Antoniuk.
The Mitchell Art Gallery opened its latest exhibition, Grasping at the Roots, in which guest curator Christina Battle digs into the relationships artists form with their communities.
Students presented their research and creative work at the third annual Ending Sexual Violence Research Forum. Honours sociology alum (’19) Kelsey Friesen was recognized with an award for her research on sexual violence policies in Canadian post-secondary institutions.
With seating arrangements assembled to look like a jury box, audience members were pulled into MacEwan University’s bewitching production of The Crucible to witness the hysteria of the Salem witch trials.
Clinical Simulation Centre staff packed up the specialized baby mannequins that nursing students use to practice newborn and maternity care, and headed to the Telus World of Science on January 23 to introduce them to guests at the Dark Matters Superhuman event.
On January 25, women’s volleyball libero and Bachelor of Arts student Rachel Jorvina made a record-breaking 63 digs, helping the team make an epic comeback and clinch their first-ever Canada West playoff spot. Photo by David Larkins, Wesmen Athletics
Families took in interactive literacy activities, including this science demonstration by Dr. Lucio Gelmini, assistant professor in chemistry, at the annual Family Literacy Carnival.
The MacEwan community (including members of the Griffins women’s hockey team pictured here) got into the spirit of Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 29. Students, staff and faculty shared their messages of support and encouragement with those struggling with mental health.
Earlier this month, PAWSS received $1,000 from 96.3 The Breeze as part of the radio station’s Helping Grand contest. PAWSS was recognized for helping students cope with stress, anxiety and mental health issues through animal-assisted intervention. They’re all good pups (like this little fellow, Khan)! And now, without further ado — your PAWSS Dog of the Month is…
… A cat?! Yes, some furry felines made a special PAWSS visit on January 31 for all the cat lovers on campus. Their names were Quartz (above), Onyx and Cobalt — because they all “rock.”
Stay warm, everybody!

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