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.

2015 CKUA Tour

20151119_ckuaCKUA Tour, November 19, 2015 4:00 – 5:30pm

Experience a great University of Alberta invention: CKUA Radio!

Come see CKUA’s broadcast facilities; learn about its new home in the historic Alberta Hotel; and experience its renowned music and archive collection of more than 1.5-million recordings spanning 120 years of music history.

CKUA was founded in 1927 at the U of A’s Department of Extension as Canada’s first educational broadcaster and first ‘public’ broadcaster, pre-dating the CBC by almost a decade.  For 88 years, CKUA has been a pioneer in Canadian broadcasting and today is Canada’s most successful community-based broadcaster.

Your tour guide for the event will be Ken Regan, CEO of CKUA, a Senator with the University of Alberta and a Friend of the University of Alberta.

Date: Monday, November 19th , 2015
Time: Tour begins at 4:00 PM
Tour Guide: Ken Regan, CEO of CKUA

Location: CKUA – 9804 Jasper Avenue (across from SHAW Conference Centre)

Parking is available at Canada Place or nearby surface lots. Or, take the train (LRT) from University Station to Churchill station and stroll to CKUA which is just south of the Citadel Theatre.