The Friends of the University of Alberta Society held its Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2022, chaired by Luca Vanzella, President. At the zoom meeting, Luca presented the year in review, noting that the Friends are pleased to be continuing its scholarship portfolio, are delighted that the Tory Lecture has continued uninterrupted, and are looking to activate previously successful activities like Raise the Bar. Luca also reviewed the Friends support for U School and Humanities 101 – two programs that powerfully connect the broader community with the University. Special guests Michaela Mann (U School, Program Lead), Lisa Hauer (Grade 5 Teacher) and Lisa Prins (Humanities 101 Program Lead) spoke about these programs and related heartwarming stories about the impact of these programs on people’s lives.
Save the date for the 2022 Henry Marshall Tory Lecture, it will be held on November 8, 2022. We are hoping for an in-person event and would convert to virtual if necessary. The speaker will be Arno Kopecky, author of The Environmentalist’s Dilemma.