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Alumni Week(end) 2021

Sept. 27 - Oct. 2, 2021

The tradition of Alumni Weekend is returning this fall — albeit in a mostly digital format. The good news is, you can celebrate with us wherever you are!

For a full week, you can access exclusive digital content straight to your device. You’ll find an exciting lineup of live virtual lectures, tours and more! Get your full fix of campus, all from the comfort of your couch.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Lessons on Subjectivity: The Sad Story of Bigamist Julie Russell

Zoom | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (MDT)
Please join us for Augustana professor Mélanie Méthot’s Distinguished Professorial Lecture titled Lessons on Subjectivity: The Sad Story of Bigamist Julie Russell. This lecture will take you on Julie’s legal journey. Along the way, we'll learn how subjectivity plays a crucial role in our own understanding of events.



Wednesday, Sept. 29

The Work of Neighbours: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations

Zoom | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (MDT)
In a 60-minute panel discussion and Q&A session, Patricia Makokis, Dwayne Donald and Roger Epp will discuss steps all Canadians can take to build positive relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, particularly in rural Alberta. Moderated by Augustana academic Clark Banack, the panelists will discuss takeaways from Building Inclusive Communities in Rural Canada — an ongoing project from the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities exploring practical tools for combating intolerance and making communities more inclusive.



FRIday, Oct. 1

Birds: Soaring, Fluttering and gliding (Kristin Flores, 2021) performed by Maya Rathnavalu on Violin

YouTube | Posted at 7 p.m. (MDT)
Enjoy this alumni-created music performance. Featuring Maya Rathnavalu, '00 BMus, '07 BScN, on violin, as she performs "Birds: Soaring, Fluttering and Gliding", composed by Kristin Flores, '98 BA, '01 BMus, '04 MMus. Performance filmed and edited by Erik Olson, '06 BMus.



Augustana Campus Tour: 110 Years in the Making

Founded in 1910 by Norwegian settlers, Augustana Campus is one of the oldest educational institutions in the province. Join Augustana alumnus Jon McCorquindale, '12 BA, for a quirky exploration of the campus' rich history spanning over a century in this virtual tour.

Geocaching On & Around Campus

In this geocache created by City of Camrose staff, explore Augustana Campus and its surrounding area. With a total of 12 virtual stages, this geocache covers a distance of just over 1 km in areas that are open to the public at all times.

Gol Stave Church Replica Tour

Join members of Edmonton's Scandinavian community and one of the builders of the Gol Stave Church replica, Wayne Nordstrom, as he takes you through this 1:15 replica displayed in the Augustana Campus library since 2017.