Sneak peek at new Student Innovation Centre

A few of the Friends were treated to tour of the new Student Innovation Centre. Dean of Science, Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer proudly showed us the new space that the Faculty of Science has built with planned opening in the Fall of 2018.

Further description can be read here.

Conversations will begin with the Faculty of Science to explore ways the Friends of the University of Alberta may contribute to the experience in this student space.

Power Up!

Getting low on power? Grab your USB cable and charge your device on a new solar-powered station. Installed on North campus, one is located by the Administration building and the other near the HUB LRT/Bus loop.

UAlberta is the first university to install these stations. The two Soofa Core units were donated by The Friends of the University of Alberta Society as a contribution to campus life and environmental sustainability.

We would like to also thank the U of A’s Facilities and Operations for retrofitting and installing the Soofa benches; their partnership with the Friends of the University helped make this project happen.

Soofa bench in action

Related links:
City of Edmonton (CBC News)