September in photos

October 3, 2019 | Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Society, Science

The days may have been getting shorter, but we still found a way to pack them with activities. Here’s a look back at how we spent the first month of the Fall 2019 semester.

It was a full house in the Dr. David W. Atkinson Gymnasium for City Centre Campus New Student Orientation on September 3.

Students were also out in full force for the Alberta College Campus New Student Orientation on September 11.
On September 4, we teamed up with NorQuest College, Women Building Futures, and the Downtown Business Association to throw the ultimate welcome event, the annual Downtown Campus Block Party.
Everyone was thrilled to see the sun shine down on the Students’ Association of MacEwan Univerity’s (SAMU) annual Fall Fest.
Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education, Demetrios Nicolaides, visited MacEwan on September 6 for a firsthand look at the university’s immersive learning facilities, student service areas and spaces that bring campus and community together.
On September 9 we unveiled the university’s Treaty Marker sculpture, “Mother Bear Prays for Earth Healing,” outside of what will become the new kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre, set to open later this fall.
Students had their pick of campus and community volunteer opportunities at the Volunteer Fair on September 18.
Anika, a psychology student and member of the Peer Health Education Team, joined other MacEwan students, staff and faculty to meet with Healthy Campus Alberta on September 26. It was an opportunity to continue the important conversation about taking an inclusive, collaborative and community-integrated approach to mental health and wellness on campus.
Students from Dr. Katie Sinclair’s ANTH 250: Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Peoples course joined Elders from the Edmonton Indigenous Seniors Centre on September 23 for a welcome feast. It was the beginning of a semester-long project that will connect students with Elders to record their histories, stories, and knowledge.
Anna Marie Sewell began her term as the university’s Writer in Residence. The 27th author to hold the position, Anna Marie joins a long list of well-known poets, novelists, essayists and screenwriters who have come to MacEwan to help writers create and get published. Appointments with Anna Marie are free and open to everyone. Visit for information.
“With All Things Considered,” featuring the work of Leanne Olson, kicks off the Mitchell Art Gallery’s (MAG) year-long focus on exploring collective action. The exhibition is at the MAG until December 7.
MacEwan Biological Sciences Associate Professor Dr. David Locky and artist Dwayne Martineau led close to 70 people, including students from Fine Art Assistant Professor Anna Hawkins’s ARTE 206: Intermedia: Digital Art class, on a short tour of Dawson Park. The art-science river walk, a public program tied to the MAG’s “With All Things Considered” exhibition, was an opportunity to explore the landfill-turned-park and discuss our ecological and artistic ties to waterways and waste.
This month, Edmonton Winds, originally named the Grant MacEwan Community College Winds, had a homecoming of sorts. The ensemble, led by Assistant Professor Raymond Baril, took up residence in Allard Hall, joining other community organizations – including Ballet Edmonton and Pro Coro – who also share space with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications in Allard Hall.
A throwback photo to 10 years ago when, on September 24, 2009, MacEwan officially became a university.
Traditional teachings and a sharing circle with Elder Francis Whiskeyjack for Orange Shirt Day on September 30.
Summer blooms held strong until the first snowflakes of the 2019/20 academic year made their debut at the end of the month. Until next year, scarlet geraniums.

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