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 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.