Augustana Weekly: February 26, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and happy last Weekly of February! It's been a busy month, and the last week is no different. In this Weekly, you'll find… Events! So many events! From Black History to Pride to info sessions to a relay race to concerts and performances and a choir tour and fundraisers and yoga! Lots of …

Tia Lalani - 26 February 2020

Happy Wednesday, and happy last Weekly of February! It's been a busy month, and the last week is no different. In this Weekly, you'll find…

  • Events! So many events! From Black History to Pride to info sessions to a relay race to concerts and performances and a choir tour and fundraisers and yoga! Lots of yoga! And more!
  • A reminder that course selection will soon be upon us.
  • And an exciting undergraduate research opportunity on North Campus.
  • Summer jobs! Including on campus and at the Camrose public library, among others.

Next week is reading week. Get an early start and read through the Weekly

  • It's almost reading week! No classes or labs will be held next week. Enjoy the much-needed break!
  • Course registration begins soon! Attend one of the many workshops in March and April (check out the poster below for details) and keep an eye on the My UAlberta App for important course selection information and resources coming your way soon.
  • Until May 1, you have the opportunity to pay your library fines with food donations, which will go directly back to the Augustana community through the reciprocity shelf.
  • Show up your profs by participating in the Student vs. Staff Ski Relay on March 8! Check out the poster in the events section below for details.
  • Black History Month is almost over! Have you had a chance to check out the displays in the forum or attended one of the many events put on by the Diversity Working Group? If not, there's still the chance to attend the Stories of Blackness movie night, and We All See the Same Sunrise, a celebration of cultural diversity at Augustana, both on Friday night.
  • And it's also Pride Week! Check out the event listing below for the rest of the week's events, including the annual Pride Photo this Friday. Have a look at the poster to see which colour to wear!
  • Did you know that the Augustana Choir will be touring in early March? Join them in Castor, Medicine Hat, and/or Bashaw to support our talented singers!
  • If you're interested in virtual reality, healthcare, accessibility and disability research, the U of A has an undergraduate research opportunity for you! The Rehabilitation Robotics Lab on North Campus is looking to hire three students to work on summer research projects from May to August. A $5000 award is available for each project, and students from all faculties (including Augustana) are welcome to apply! If you're interested, fill out the application form here (due March 15!). For more information, visit the lab's webpage.

  • Augustana is migrating to Google Drive for primary storage of university data. At 5 pm on March 6, you will no longer have access to your existing N: drive or departmental network drives. You may proceed with migrating your personal N: drive data to Google Drive. If you want TLS to move your data, please notify them by filling out this survey (if you already completed this survey, you don't need to do so again). For more info on understanding this change or booking a training session, select a time to meet with TLS.

  • Please note that tonight's performance by Elisa Harkins has been cancelled. Instead, Becca Taylor, who works in Indigenous community building and Indigenous feminisms through various mediums including beading, textiles and installation, will be offering an Artist Talk in the place of tonight's performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Check out this Friday's Humanities Cafe, featuring professor Roxanne Hard speaking on students and scholarship.
  • This Sunday is Chaplaincy's annual What's Cookin' Soup Supper Fundraiser, and the theme is "Keep it Weird". Curious? Check it out!

Black History Month Events

Pride Week Events

For the upcoming reading week, it's only appropriate to find out how much people actually read. According to a study done by the Pew Research Centre, the average American reads 12 books a year (although this number also includes avid readers). When asked, people most commonly reported the number four when asked how many books they read each year. When it comes to reading time per week, Canada is only slightly above the United States with 5.48 hours (compared to their 5.42). India leads the list of time spent reading per week at almost double ours: 10.42. Hope you have a great reading week!

Do you want to share a fun fact? Send it (and your source) to augcomm@ualberta.ca!

  • Eliot Harder will be joining us next Tuesday for an evening of Bardic Storytelling! Don't miss it!

  • Women's volleyball is off to the 2020 ACAC Women's Volleyball Championship in Medicine Hat after defeating Keyano last weekend, cementing themselves as first in the North and ninth nationally after a sixteen game winning streak, and an undefeated semester!
  • Next weekend we will be hosting the 2020 ACAC Men's Basketball Championships. We are still looking for some volunteers! See the poster below or email smorris1@ualberta.ca if you are interested! Volunteering for one shift gets you free access to the entire tournament!
  • Women's basketball split the weekend with Keyano, while the men lost both games.
  • Men's hockey defeated SAIT last Thursday in Calgary as well as on Saturday during the first-ever ACAC men's outdoor hockey game at Falun outdoor rink.

Elite 8 Collegiate Basketball Schedule - March 5, 6 and 7th

Volunteers Needed for 2020 Men's Basketball Championships!

Campus Rec Classes

  • Yoga - Monday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Physio Lab (Recreation Centre) - Free for students and staff, $5 for community members
  • Pop Up Fitness - Wednesday from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm in the Physio Lab (Recreation Centre) - Free for students and staff, $5 for community members


If you are searching for alternative accommodation, the Augustana Students' Association compiles a list of Off-Campus Housing. Visit http://asa.su.ualberta.ca/services/off-campus-housing/ to view the list (if the link isn't working, try using a different browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer)). Contact the ASA (augsa@ualberta.ca) for more information.


Looking for work? Check out volunteer and on-campus employment opportunities on the My UAlberta App (Augustana Campus Experience), and on CampusBridge.