2023 Community Connections Awards

On May 15, 2023 the Friends were honoured to receive the 2023 Community Connections Award: U of A Advocate Award. We are proud of the many volunteers and the countless hours of work over the past 80 years to engage the community with #UAlberta.

As University president Bill Flanagan wrote “The University of Alberta Community Connections Awards honour those who have shared their expertise, time, and energy for the benefit of the public good.” The Friends are proud to be counted amoungst the honourees.

In the top photograph, from left to right using Twitter handles: @ElanMacDonald @AndrewKnack @PGarritty @mighty580AM @BFlanaganUofA
Photo credit: T. Cruz

Cool sculpture; difficult to photograph! Many Friends were in attendance for the lovely ceremony in Edmonton city hall. Our president Ken Regan accepted the award. We also had an opportunity to meet the other recipients and learn of their achievements too.
Community Scholar: Dr. Nathalie Kermoal, Professor, Faculty Of Native Studies and
Community Leader: Dr. Monty Ghosh

More info here: https://www.ualberta.ca/external-relations/projects-initiatives/community-connections-awards/honorees.html

Here’s to another 80 years!