2019 Henry Marshall Tory Lecture

The Friends of the University of Alberta is pleased to welcome back 2015 U of A Honorary Degree recipient Chantal Hébert to present the Fall 2019 Tory Lecture. Ms. Hebert is a highly respected Canadian journalist and political commentator. Her knowledge, insights and wit are clearly evident in her numerous articles and as a regular on the CBC political panel ‘At Issue’. We are honoured to have her join us and speak on the topic of Canada’s post-election landscape: a harbinger of turbulence to come on the unity front. She is certain to fuel engaging conversations with her perspectives on what the current landscape means for all Canadians.

November 26, 2019, Doors at 6:30pm, Lecture at 7pm

TELUS Centre, University of Alberta, 87 Ave and 111 St

We look forward to seeing you,
Friends of the University of Alberta

Reserve your (FREE) ticket here.

photo credit: David Cooper / Toronto Star File Photo

2019 U School Donation

Supporting the Friend’s primary goal to connect the community to the University, we are proud to donate $10,000 to U School. On May 8, 2019, Friends President Kate Freeman, with Allen Snart and Ken Regan, presented the big cheque to Derek Roy Brenneis (Director University of Alberta Senate) and Melania Woloszyn (USchool Program Lead).

On June 4, 2019, a few of the Friends attended the USchool convocation. The children were very excited and hopefully some of them will be future University of Alberta students (and Friends!). One of the early USchool attendees is in his third year and he spoke to the children of the opportunities in front of them.

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And everybody’s favorite bears GUBA and Patches (just out of the photo – sorry)!

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2019 Friends’ Annual General Meeting

Over 70 Friends gathered at this year’s AGM. The mix and mingle style was a great opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old friends.

A short Friends’ Annual General Meeting was conducted, with Luca presenting a year end review and Nazir presenting the Treasurer’s report.

Chancellor Doug Stollery thanked the Friends for the USchool donation and highlighted the profound impact USchool has on the students.

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The highlights of the past year included the kick off the the new program Raise The Program with three events and meeting the first two winners of the $10,000 Graduate Student Award.

The election of the executive positions for 2019-20 was completed as follows: The Friends elect Luca Vanzella as President, Ken Regan as Vice President, Matthew Sharp as Treasurer, Kate Freeman as Secretary.

Thanks to our guest speaker Dr. Lee Foote, for introducing us to new Aga Khan Garden part of the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens.

The Friends look forward to bringing you more opportunities this summer and into the fall.

2019 AGM and Reception

The Friends of the University of Alberta Society invites you to our public Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive (U of A Campus) on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 5:00 – 6:30pm.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Lee Foote, Professor & Director of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.

The Friends are hosting the AGM this year with the same format as last year. The evening will consist of the evening’s AGM business, our guest speaker and opportunity to meet other Friends over refreshments and appetizers.

Please join us for an evening to celebrate our 2018 accomplishments and what we envision for 2019. Please reserve your free tickets here.

Doors open at 4:45pm.

Photo credit “University of Alberta Botanic Garden.”