A few of the Friends were treated to tour of the newStudent 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.
This year’s free standup reception with a mix and mingle style was well attended and a great opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old friends.
A short Friends’ Annual General Meeting was conducted, with Kate presenting a year end review and Matthew presenting the Treasurer’s report.
The highlights of the past year include the $10,000 Graduate Student Award.
The election of the executive positions for 2018-19 was completed as follows: The Friends elect Kate Freeman as President, Luca Vanzella as Vice President, Matthew Sharp as Treasurer, Ken Regan as Secretary.
Thanks to our guest speaker Steven Penney, for introducing us to the legal issues around digital devices and reasonable expectation of privacy.
The Friends look forward to bringing you more opportunities this summer and into the fall.
The Friends of the University of Alberta Society invites you to our public Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Faculty Club, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive (U of A Campus) on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 5:00 – 6:30pm.
Our guest speaker will be Steven Penney, professor from the Faculty of Law who will speak about “Privacy, Security, and Encryption: Regulating Law Enforcement Access to Digital Devices”.
The Friends are hosting the AGM this year with a new format. The evening will consist of the evening’s AGM business, our guest speaker and opportunity to meet other Friends over refreshments and appetizers.
Over 100 friends joined us for the 2018 edition of the Henry Marshall Tory Lecture. The talk was insightful and we received a lot of positive feedback. We consider it a huge success. Thank you to The Right Honourable Kim Campbell and all the attendees. We look forward to planning future opportunities to engage the community with the University of Alberta.