2022 Report to the Community

Dean's Letter

Dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos in 2022

“Augustana is poised to continue to develop, transform and grow in ways that can better meet student, staff, faculty and community needs.”

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Teaching + Learning

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Five ways Augustana students are preparing for the future

During the 2021-22 academic year, Augustana helped students develop skills that will become invaluable during and following their time on campus. And, in many cases, these skills have been developed in partnership with the community.

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Flourishing student interest, success and community engagement



increase in applications to new interdisciplinary majors over the past year


number of CCAA Academic All-Canadians in Vikings history


hours of service to our partners in the Community Service-Learning program


Lucas Crawford headshot

Get to know nationally recognized expert and Augustana professor

On June 2, the Government of Canada announced Augustana’s first Canada Research Chair, Lucas Crawford. During his five-year term, his research and community engagement will focus on transgender creativity and mental health.

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Highlights from our research centres

Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station & Hesje Observatory

The Hesje Observatory offers in-person, public programming, and has recently started offering public drop-in hours. The research station and observatory are also developing land-based programs to provide fun, engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming to Indigenous youth.

Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life

In addition to partnering on the Indigenous Speaker Series, the Chester Ronning Centre welcomed various internationally acclaimed speakers to an online audience in 2021-22. From multidisciplinary scholar and artist Afua Cooper sharing the history of Black Loyalists in Atlantic Canada to Princeton University professor Elaine Pagels discussing religion in the 21st century, all event recordings can be watched online.

Giving Impact

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Speaker series shares Indigenous knowledge with community

As was true everywhere, the COVID-19 pandemic required Augustana to adapt. When in-person events were no longer possible, campus staff worked to move programming online. That decision would eventually lead to an event that drew the largest audience in Augustana’s history – and one of the largest across the entire University of Alberta.

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Support from our valued community members



increase in donations from the Camrose community compared to the previous fiscal year

Augustana Innovation Fund

was the area most-supported by our Camrose community members


of donors in the 2022 fiscal year were Augustana alumni

Get Involved

Attend events

Over the course of a year, Augustana Campus offers dozens of events open to the public (many free). From lectures by subject matter experts to choral performances to Vikings games and championships, be sure to check our events listing frequently so you don’t miss a thing.

Work with us

The Camrose community is important to us. That’s why we want to work with you! Does your business or organization have an idea for a Community Service-Learning placement? Is there research that the Camrose community would benefit from? What topics would you like explored at future events? Send us your ideas to augustana@ualberta.ca.

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