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Upcoming Live Webinars

August 18, 2020 | 12 p.m. (MDT/MST)

Our Voices: Tales From the Piano

Enjoy an intimate home performance by pianist and UAlberta professor of music Jacques Després. Listen as Després takes us back in time to explore the distinct voices and musical tales of classical composers including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Bartók.


Webinars On Demand

August 11, 2020

Four Keys to Improve Your Memory

Whether you’re making a presentation at work, studying for a big exam or just want to keep track of your smartphone, learn the four keys to improving your memory. Hear from 2019 Canadian Memory Champion James Gerwing, ’83 BPE, ’14 MEd, who shares techniques to sharpen your memory to reduce anxiety and increase your confidence.

July 14, 2020

Job-Hunting in 2020: Navigating a New Normal

Welp, 2020 is quite a time to launch a career search. With an ongoing global pandemic and the economy in a slump, job-hunters suddenly find themselves needing to rethink their approach. Hear from CBC Radio Edmonton AM’s workplace columnist Margot Ross-Graham, ’86 BA(RecAdm), who shares job search tips to help turn the uncertainty into opportunity.

July 14, 2020

Get Outside: Exploring Urban Forests

Urban forests provide us with unseen benefits — neighbourhood-cooling, air pollution removal, carbon storage and wildlife habitat. Take a virtual tour of an urban forest with UAlberta Augustana professor Greg King. Learn about the importance of protecting urban canopies from climate change, invasive pests and increasing population density. Up for a roadtrip to Camrose? Download our guide and explore its urban forest yourself!

July 9, 2020

Wildfires and Climate Change: A New Reality?

Devastating wildfires are a frequent occurrence around the world, from Alberta to the Amazon Rainforest to the Australian outback. Hear from UAlberta professor Mike Flannigan as he discusses how we can learn to live with wildfires. Get insight into the various challenges a warmer world presents to future wildfire activity.


June 16, 2020

COVID-19, the Global Reset and Why That’s a Good Thing

With nearly all of the world's population affected by COVID-19, business being dealt heavy blows and a global recession looming on the horizon, it can be hard to stay optimistic. Hear from sales and marketing consultant Kurian Tharakan, ’86 BCom, who discusses how adopting innovation and re-imagining future possibilities could improve our societies, businesses and quality of life.

June 23, 2020

Stories From the Ice: Perspectives From New Canadian Arctic Ice Cores

Ice cores provide tools to interpret current and future climate conditions critical to human health, food security, water supply and more. Hear from Alison Criscitiello, UAlberta researcher and executive director of the Canadian Ice Core Lab, as she shares her discoveries from the Canadian North.

June 18, 2020 

COVID-19 Aftermath: Addiction and Mental Health Supports (Part 3 of 4)

Community-wide COVID-19 shutdown measures have deepened struggles for people who live with addiction and mental illness. Hear from UAlberta School of Public Health experts as they discuss the challenges and explore how support systems could be redesigned to promote population mental health beyond the pandemic.


June 11, 2020

Unmasking the Art and Science of Living in a Pandemic

Why is everybody suddenly baking? Hear from Mary Forhan, chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, to learn learn more about the strategies people use to find meaning while living through the pandemic. Find out how our roles and social identity are impacted as a result of occupational disruptions.

June 10, 2020

How to Create Strong (Virtual) Connections During COVID-19

Video chat has exploded over the past few months as people explore new ways to stay connected. Hear from UAlberta experts about work being done to make these tools accessible for everybody. Learn some tips and resources for helping your loved ones overcome barriers to online connection.


Last Lecture 2020

“Passionate,” “supportive,” “energetic” and “absolutely larger than life,” are some of the many ways students described Lisa Sydora-Wood, ’01 BCom, ’12 BScN. Hear from this nursing instructor and learn why focusing on relationships matters so much in health care in this special webinar edition of the annual Last Lecture.


June 9, 2020

Power on Demand: Renewable Energy Storage

Renewable energy is becoming more common, but how can we ensure its availability when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine? Learn the fundamentals of renewable energy systems from UAlberta professor Pierre Mertiny, ’05 PhD. Find out how storage technologies can shift our relationship with energy.

June 2, 2020

Wills and Estates: Your Questions Answered

No matter your age or stage in life, at some point, writing a legal will is a must. Take the intimidation out of the process by getting some sound advice from a panel of experts. Find out how to write a will, minimize taxes and ensure that your estate requests are fulfilled.

May 28, 2020

How to Create Meaningful Lasting Change

Making life changes can be challenging — especially if you don’t have the right tools and approach. Hear from Dr. Lalit Chawla, ’91 BSc(Gen), ’01 MD — host of The Introverted Doctor podcast — who provides tips and strategies to affect change while avoiding discouragement and burn out.


May 21, 2020

Financial Strain and Public Health (Part 2 of 4)

COVID-19 is profoundly affecting people’s finances, with mental, physical and social health implications that linger for decades to come. Find out how equity, prevention and addressing root causes can help to promote financial well-being and resiliency for communities.

May 20, 2020

Science Connects Webinar: Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Northern Alberta

Hear from associate professor Corwin Sullivan as he shares his discoveries of dinosaurs and other Cretaceous vertebrates of Northern Alberta. Learn how they help to piece together the bigger picture of dinosaur distribution and evolution in ancient North America.

May 13, 2020

Pandemic Financial Support: Government Programs for Businesses and Individuals

From lost wages to shuttered shops, individuals and businesses across Canada are feeling the financial blow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from experts from MNP, one of Canada’s largest accounting firms, about new government support to help Canadians during the pandemic.


May 11, 2020

Energy Policy Post COVID-19: Perspectives from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

The economic impacts of COVID-19 have dramatically affected the oil and gas sector. Demand destruction has resulted in price collapse and oversupply. Hear from a panel of experts from all three countries as they give insights on the energy sector and critical areas that policymakers should consider as we move from crisis to recovery.

May 11, 2020

Adapting to the New Normal: A Practical Guide for Seniors

As we adapt to changing safety measures, what steps can you take to protect your health and well-being? Hear from a panel of experts about medication decisions, resilience strategies, physically distanced exercise and more.

May 6, 2020

Get the Buzz: Top 10 Learnings from Bugs 101

Don’t let bugs bug you — learn why they matter! Get a quick primer on the key learnings of UAlberta’s online course Bugs 101 — from solving crimes with insect evidence to bug-inspired tech innovations and much more.


May 6, 2020

Hard Truths: COVID-19 Versus Retail

From toilet paper shortages to empty shopping malls, the COVID-19 pandemic has had huge effects on the retail landscape. Hear from a panel of experts from the UAlberta School of Retailing as they discuss the impact to date and what the future might hold for our marketplaces.

May 1, 2020 

The Working from Home Stretch

Are your neck and back already sore from working and studying in your home office? Join alumni of the MSc Physical Therapy Class of 2015 for some simple exercises and stretches that you can do to stay well and pain-free while working from home.

April 30, 2020 

Glycomics: Sugars and Human Health

Sugars and carbohydrates are involved in the development of every major disease, from viruses in the lungs to cancers. Hear from Lara Mahal, Canada Excellence Research Chair, as she discusses how sugars affect your health, including research related to pandemic viruses.


April 29, 2020

Finding Hope in Bad Times and Good

Research reveals that having hope is vital to helping us deal with life’s challenging circumstances. Hear from Denise Larsen, who shares how applied research at UAlberta has spurred the development of practical tools to foster and harness the benefits of hope.

April 27, 2020

The Path Forward: Career Goal Setting

Recent events have caused many of us to reflect on and reconsider our career paths. Hear from certified executive coach Karmen Masson, ’93 BA, ’96 LLB, for this interactive webinar. Whether you have two or 30 years of work experience, learn how to navigate career paths, improve work-life fit and strengthen management and leadership skills. Download the worksheet for this webinar.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19: Interconnections That Impact Health (Part 1 of 4)

The COVID-19 pandemic shows how vulnerable we are to infectious and chronic diseases. Hear from professor Kim Raine from UAlberta’s School of Public Health to learn what insights public health and social justice perspectives bring to create the conditions needed to achieve health for all.


April 9, 2020

The Ergonomics of Working From Home

Are you working from a makeshift desk at home? Hear valuable information about working from home in a healthy and effective way from Linda Miller, '89 BScOT, clinical assistant professor in UAlberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Learn how to create a healthy workspace using what you have around you, and discover free tools and resources to help.