2018 Annual General Meeting

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.

2018 AGM and Reception

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.

Please join us for an evening to celebrate our 2017 accomplishments and what we envision for 2018. Please reserve your free tickets here.

Doors open at 4:45pm.

Friends of the University of Alberta Society Graduate Award

The Friends of the University of Alberta Society are proud to announce that they have created a new Graduate Student Prize valued at $10,000. On January 31, 2018, the Friends president Kate Freeman presented the first cheque to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research representative Dr. Bryan Hogeveen.

Two awards of $5000 to be awarded annually to a full-time student entering the first year of any graduate degree at the University of Alberta. Based on academic achievement and outstanding community service as demonstrated through research and/or involvement in community engagement and/or volunteer activities. Renewable for a second year contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic standing. Award is credited directly towards fees. Eligible students should contact their home department for information on the application process for this award.

More information on this page.