A full house enjoyed Chantal Hébert’s presentation of the 2019 edition of the Henry Marshall Tory Lecture. Thank you to Chantal Hébert and all the attendees.
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The Friends of the University of Alberta is pleased to welcome back 2015 U of A Honorary Degree recipient Chantal Hébert to present the Fall 2019 Tory Lecture. Ms. Hebert is a highly respected Canadian journalist and political commentator. Her knowledge, insights and wit are clearly evident in her numerous articles and as a regular on the CBC political panel ‘At Issue’. We are honoured to have her join us and speak on the topic of Canada’s post-election landscape: a harbinger of turbulence to come on the unity front. She is certain to fuel engaging conversations with her perspectives on what the current landscape means for all Canadians.
November 26, 2019, Doors at 6:30pm, Lecture at 7pm
TELUS Centre, University of Alberta, 87 Ave and 111 St
We look forward to seeing you,
Friends of the University of Alberta
Reserve your (FREE) ticket here.
photo credit: David Cooper / Toronto Star File Photo
Supporting the Friend’s primary goal to connect the community to the University, we are proud to donate $10,000 to U School. On May 8, 2019, Friends President Kate Freeman, with Allen Snart and Ken Regan, presented the big cheque to Derek Roy Brenneis (Director University of Alberta Senate) and Melania Woloszyn (USchool Program Lead).
On June 4, 2019, a few of the Friends attended the USchool convocation. The children were very excited and hopefully some of them will be future University of Alberta students (and Friends!). One of the early USchool attendees is in his third year and he spoke to the children of the opportunities in front of them.
And everybody’s favorite bears GUBA and Patches (just out of the photo – sorry)!
Over 70 Friends gathered at this year’s AGM. The mix and mingle style was a great opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old friends.
A short Friends’ Annual General Meeting was conducted, with Luca presenting a year end review and Nazir presenting the Treasurer’s report.
Chancellor Doug Stollery thanked the Friends for the USchool donation and highlighted the profound impact USchool has on the students.
The highlights of the past year included the kick off the the new program Raise The Program with three events and meeting the first two winners of the $10,000 Graduate Student Award.
The election of the executive positions for 2019-20 was completed as follows: The Friends elect Luca Vanzella as President, Ken Regan as Vice President, Matthew Sharp as Treasurer, Kate Freeman as Secretary.
Thanks to our guest speaker Dr. Lee Foote, for introducing us to new Aga Khan Garden part of the University of Alberta Botanical Garden.
The Friends look forward to bringing you more opportunities this summer and into the fall.