UAlberta Observatory Tour

This autumn, when evening skies are getting darker, join us at the UAlberta Observatory for a stargazing tour that’s out of this world! Our host, Dr. Sharon Morsink of the Department of Physics, will be opening the Observatory for us to enjoy views of the waxing crescent Moon, the planet Mars and the real-life lord of the rings – the planet Saturn, and other celestial delights. We’ll begin with a short presentation about the Observatory and then tour the heavens through the state-of-the art telescopes.

This is a free event, with limited capacity; please RSVP via this EventBrite link.

Join us on Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory is located in CCIS 5-240 on the West end of the 5th floor of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science on the main campus of the University of Alberta. Click here for directions.

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Campus Tree Tours

Dear Friends of the University of Alberta,

Back by popular demand… Please join us on a tour through North Campus’ Urban Forest led by horticulturalist and landscape designer, Wayne McCutcheon. The tour will highlight some of campus’ unique specimens and its landscape.

To register for this free event, please select from one of the dates/links below. Each date is limited to 20 people on a first come/first registered basis.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

After the fun evening of dinner, socializing and learning about the state of the University from Dr. David Turpin, President of the University of Alberta, the Friends held their Annual General Meeting.

The Treasurer presented the Financials and they were accepted as presented.

Ken Regan presented an overview of the strategic plan.

The mission of the Friends of the University of Alberta Society is to build and nurture a community of friends to celebrate and champion the University of Alberta.

He highlighted the following the three priorities for 2016–2019.

1) Grow membership within the Friends of the University of Alberta Society.

2) Expand engagement opportunities between the Friends and the broader community.

3) Grow the Friends scholarship program.

The election of the executive positions for 2016-17 was completed as follows:

The Friends elect Kate Freeman as President, Ken Regan as Vice President, Dick Wilson as Past President, Matthew Sharp as Treasurer, Leith Campbell as Secretary, Brent McDonough as Membership Chair, Luca Vanzella as Casino Chair, Kathryn Vanzella as Website Chair, and Julian Savaryn, Nona German, Mackenzie Martin, Ralph Young and Anastasia Lim as Executives at large.


2016 Annual Dinner

Join us for a fun evening of dinner, socializing and to learn about the state of the University from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Turpin, President of the University of Alberta. The program also includes a short Annual General Meeting.

20160601_david_turpinKeynote Speaker:
Dr. David Turpin
President and Vice Chancellor, University of Alberta

“The State of the U”

Date: Wednesday, June 1 , 2016
Time: 6:00 PM Cocktails (Cash Bar)
6:30 PM Dinner ($45 per person)
7:30 PM Speaker
Location: The Faculty Club
11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton

For tickets click here.