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Tips and tricks for home-based exercise

Augustana physical education professor Jane Yardley offers a few options for at-home physical activity to keep you moving during the pandemic.

Augustana grad creates literary journal for rural teens

At the U of A’s campus in Camrose, Amielle Christopherson found a place where she could apply her love of literature to help young writers get...

Ask an Alumni Anything: Wassim Daoud ('08 BSc, '18 MBA)

Augustana alumnus Wassim Daoud gives advice on pursuing a career in business and tech, working for multinational conglomerates and much more.

Professor Neil Haave receives annual teaching award

How a U of A grad helps businesses harness the power of AI

Stephanie Husby’s students may be learning about machines, but making a human connection is at the heart of every lesson she leads.

Eddie Van Halen wasn’t just a rock and roll icon, but a tasteful composer and musician

Augustana music professor Alexander Carpenter looks back at Eddie Van Halen’s impressive musical career, citing not only his showmanship but his...

Augustana professor Glen Hvenegaard receives 2020 Killam Annual Professorship

U of A lab technician creates 3-D printed protective wear for health workers

From “Viking Ear Savers” to face shields and goggles, David King has been busy helping protect people during the pandemic—and contributing to...

From the President’s Desk: Announcement on the Winter 2021 Semester

President Flanagan shares plans for Winter 2021 to provide students, instructors, and university planners the certainties they need to prepare...

To create a sustainable world, we must first look locally

Berta Briggs received the 2019 Alumni Citation Award for deepening Augustana Campus’ commitment to sustainability through the Sustainable Food...

Congratulations to Professor Hallstrom for his appointment to the Kule Institute for Advanced Study's 2020-2023 cohort

Professor Hallstrom was appointed to the cohort which will look at "Climate Resilience in the 21st Century" over the next three years.

The little school on the edge of Camrose

Augustana’s 2004 Board of Regents, who helped make the campus’ merger with the University of Alberta possible, was awarded with the 2019 Lois...

“The chemistry of life”: Augustana chemistry professor on remote learning in Fall 2020

Professor Brian Rempel and lab coordinator Magrieta Snyman adapted their organic chemistry course to be delivered remotely this Fall. Hear about...

Ask an Alumni Anything: Jamie Grunwald ('19 BSc)

Augustana alumna Jamie Grunwald gives advice on making the most of your time at Augustana, tailoring your degree to your interests and anything...

Augustana undergoes various organizational and infrastructure changes

These changes have moved more services onto campus and have reorganized various offices in an effort to better serve our students.

Augustana responds to the needs of students with curricular changes and program innovation

Augustana will be offering three new interdisciplinary programs in the Fall of 2020. These programs combine traditional disciplines—like our...

Was Beethoven Black?

Augustana music professor Alexander Carpenter analyzes the claim that Beethoven was Black, what it means to the current Black Lives Matter Movement...

Augustana 2020 Mark Chytracek Leadership Award recipient looks forward to a future in rural medicine

Mary Cairns graduated with a degree in biology and a major leadership award in June, but it was the courses outside of her discipline and the...

Guest lecturers and online archives: Augustana history professor on remote learning in Fall 2020

Hear from professor Mélanie Methot on how she’s adapted her history courses to be successful online.

Does music matter in the age of COVID?

Augustana music professor Ardelle Ries sees making and listening to music as vital for health, wellness and even the human soul...especially during...

Augustana researcher awarded national grant to look at the role beavers play in flood events

Beavers and the dams they build are often believed responsible for flooding events. Professor Glynnis Hood’s new Natural Sciences and Engineering...

For the Team

Augustana alumnus and donor Darryl Schultz believes our achievements are not done alone—they are the result of a team effort.

Behind the Bicycle

The distance Marion Wandio has travelled—on a bike and through life—has been great. Now, it’s the distance she is helping students travel that...

Augustana and Vikings hockey alumni association sign agreement to save hockey program

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus and the Augustana Vikings Hockey Alumni Association, after months of collaboration, are excited to...

Ask an Alumni Anything: Jackie de Montarnal ('11 BA)

Augustana alumna Jackie de Montarnal gives advice on how we can be decisive and improve ourselves, even when it’s hard to commit to a path.

The Function of Shame in Literature

University of Alberta Augustana instructor Marina Endicott on the forced schooling of Indigenous Canadians and other racist acts of "white...

#DearClassof2020 video message

Augustana Campus staff, faculty, alumni and community members share their best wishes and congratulations with the Class of 2020.

2020 Convocation Spotlight: Candice Huculiak, Carson Hvenegaard, Hannah Semenyna and Sydney Thackeray

Congratulations to our 2020 Augustana Medal Winners! Candice, Carson, Hannah and Sydney have each won medals in their respective disciplines for...

2020 Convocation Spotlight: Mary Cairns, Curtis Skip and Alexandra Brigley

What do a biology student, a Vikings hockey player and a member of the Augustana Choir all have in common? They all want to share how much...

2020 Convocation Spotlight: Emily Peterson, David Salmon and Karen Wagner

We have so many amazing graduates to celebrate this Friday at the University of Alberta's first-ever Virtual Convocation! Here are just a few of...

Augustana instructor Marina Endicott receives City of Edmonton Book Prize

Congratulations to Marina Endicott, who has just received The Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize for her newest novel, The Difference. The...

“I just wanted to help”: Augustana lab technician uses 3D printer to print personal protective equipment

David King took his passion for helping Augustana Campus into the community by printing PPE for frontline healthcare workers at the University of...

COMMENTARY || Don't feed the bears! How parks get visitors to protect nature

Interpretive programs can improve visitors' attitudes about nature-friendly behaviour, but longer-term effects less certain, say U of A researchers.

How to live from a place of hope

Hope is a fleeting concept for many and can seem even more so when faced with a pandemic. UAlberta professor emeritus, registered psychologist and...

Ask an Alumni Anything with Kristen Cumming ('09 BA)

Augustana alumna Kristen Cumming, 09 BA, provides valuable career advice in our first ever Ask an Alumni Anything.

Understanding the appeal of conspiracy theories

Recognizing the factors that lead to a willingness to believe in conspiracy theories-including fear, uncertainty and mistrust-can help us deal with...

We can't stress the importance of social connection enough, says Augustana sociology professor

The detrimental effects of loneliness and isolation have been studied by sociologists and societies long before COVID-19. But now, more than ever,...

Deena Hinshaw: The making of an unlikely folk hero

"My undergraduate studies [at Augustana] gave me the technical foundation I needed for medical school, as well as a cross-disciplinary experience...

Teacher of the term: Kim Misfeldt

Professor Misfeldt is vice dean at Augustana, teaches language, culture and literature classes and was recently awarded the University of Alberta's...

Professor Janet Wesselius recipient of Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Congratulations to Janet Wesselius, one of this year's recipients for the University of Alberta's premier teaching award, the Rutherford Award for...

Five tips on how to evaluate information during a pandemic

U of A Augustana public services librarian Kara Blizzard offers tips on how to sift through the overwhelming amount of information related to...

How much is a zombie apocalypse like a pandemic?

Augustana musicologist and cultural historian Alexander Carpenter explores the ways in which the spread of COVID-19 have been likened to a zombie...

Biomimicry can be used to decrease or prevent the impact of future outbreaks of viral diseases, says Augustana biology professor

Professor Tomislav Terzin reflects on the anatomy of a virus and how we can use biomimicry to learn from living nature and apply the best solutions...

Closure of the Augustana Fitness Centre

The Augustana Fitness Centre, currently located in the Camrose Recreation Centre, has been permanently closed as a joint use facility for both...

Mark and Hutch named UAlberta Wellness Champions

Congratulations to Mark Fulton and Hutch the Library Dog who have just been named 2020 Wellness Champions at the University of Alberta! The...

Celebrating the 2020 Augustana Student Life Award winners

Congratulations to the students and staff from across the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus who have been recognized for their contribution...

We have learned valuable lessons from historical epidemics and pandemics, says Augustana history professor

Looking back at various pandemics and epidemics throughout human history-from the Plague of Athens to smallpox-allow us a better understanding of...

Augustana alumna wins poster competition at Alberta Parks Forum

Congratulations to alumna Julie Ostrem (BSc '19) who recently presented a poster at the 2020 Alberta Parks Forum and won first place in the student...

Augustana grading regulations revised for Winter 2020 semester

On March 20, 2020 a number of changes were made to the University of Alberta's normal academic practices in order to set our students up for...

Three Augustana students awarded outstanding communication award at Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

On March 11, the University of Alberta hosted the poster presentation portion of the annual Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative...

Augustana welcomes new University of Alberta president

President-elect Bill Flanagan will begin his new duties July 1, 2020, taking over from outgoing president David H. Turpin.

Augustana Weekly: March 18, 2020

Good afternoon, everyone. We know that things have been surreal and strange lately, and thus wanted to give you a small sense of the familiar: one...

Supporting Augustana students during COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, some of you may be wondering how you can help out. Classes have moved online and students have been notified to...

U of A moves to online delivery of classes starting Tuesday, March 17

While classes will not be held in-person for remainder of winter term, all campuses will remain open with all services available.

CANCELLED: A Concert with Roger Admiral, Piano

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Roger Admiral will give a...

Augustana Weekly: March 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back from Reading Week! Did you miss last week's Weekly? Of course you didn't…we know it was the highlight of the...

CANCELLED: VC2 Cello Duo: Beethoven Rebooted

*This event has been cancelled. Please visit the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website for more information: http://camroselive.ca/closure* VC2's...

POSTPONED: Music Heals Day Community Sing with SingAble

*In light of current global events and upon consultation with representatives from the Camrose Association for Community Living and the Bethany...

2020 Community Awards Banquet in Photos

Augustana students benefit from over 230 donor-funded awards-on February 11, we brought together donors and their student recipients to celebrate.

Augustana Weekly: March 4, 2020

Happy Reading Week! Whether you're on campus or off campus, take a look at this issue of the Weekly for important information, event listings, and...

Community Event: Camrose Doctors Community Forum

What will the government's changes mean to you? Join a group of healthcare professionals in Camrose (many of them Augustana alumni) for a...

Augustana Vikings women's volleyball team rides 16 match winning streak under award winning coach

Steve Enright recently received an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the team in a record-breaking season.

Augustana students blaze new trails in nearby Beaver Hills Biosphere land

Working with the Global Foundation, three Augustana students are busy identifying plant and animal species and infrastructure, as well as doing...

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!...

Men's Basketball Alumni Day at the Game

Its time to dust off the red and black To all of our men's basketball alumni-now's the chance to come together and show your Vikings pride at the...

CANCELLED: Lunch & Learn-Mission Songs: Exploring Indigenous music around the globe

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* In preparation for the upcoming...

Chaplaincy's Annual FUN(d)raiser: What's Cookin'? Soup Supper

Join us for Augustana Chaplaincy's Annual Fundraiser What's Cookin'? Soup Supper! This year's theme is Keep it Weird! There will be a silent...

POSTPONED: Is Mathematics Socially Constructed? Professorial Lecture with Bill Hackborn

*This event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.* Well, duh … of course it is! For example, mathematics and mathematicians...

2020 Pride Week

Monday, February 24, 2020 Flag Raising at Augustana Campus 10:00 a.m. Augustana Campus Rainbow Bannock and Lanyard making with ISS 12:00 to...

CANCELLED: Dawn Bailey, Soprano, Presents Vocal Masterclass

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Learning to play an instrument is all...

CANCELLED: Camrose & District Community Band Concert (The Augustana Connection)

*This event has been cancelled. Please visit the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website for more information: http://camroselive.ca/closure* ...

Kobe Bryant's passion for self-improvement as a player extended into his personal life as well, says Augustana basketball coach

Dave Drabiuk reflects on Bryant's complicated history which includes an intense work ethic, independence over sportsmanship, and a sexual assault...

Augustana Weekly: February 19, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Today's (rather full) issue of the Weekly asks for feedback on our mission and identity statement from the whole of campus,...

CANCELLED: Spring Soirée - Celebrating the 25th annual Student Academic Conference

Join Dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos for this year's Spring Soirée as we celebrate the 25th annual Student Academic Conference. Augustana Students do...

Bardic Storytelling: A Solo Recital with Bass-Baritone Elliot Harder

Join Elliot Harder for a recital on Bardic Storytelling. Elliot Harder grew up in Camrose and has been studying voice all over the country. He...

The Augustana Choir Tour

The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus premiere auditioned chamber choir, The Augustana Choir, under the direction of John Wiebe (PhD), is...

TGIF Music Student Recital

Join Augustana voice, piano and instrumental music students in a Friday afternoon concert with accompanists Carolyn Olson and Tova Olson. Friday,...

Augustana alumni Thomas Trombetta wins Top 30 Under 30

Augustana Campus is excited to celebrate our alumni, Thomas Trombetta, BA '16, as one of this year's Top 30 Under 30, as recognized by the Alberta...

Augustana Weekly: February 12, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Here's a rundown of what you can expect in this week's issue of the Weekly. Tonight: a birthday party for Charles Darwin and a...

The Many Shades of Love: Scenes from the Opera & Musical Theatre stage!

Join students from Augustana's Music for Theatre class for performances of The Many Shades of Love! Audience members for the evening will be...

Next Stop: Augustana with Anthony Johnson & James Makokis

Join us for our Augustana Pride Week kick-off with 2019 Amazing Race Canada winners, Anthony Johnson and James Makokis, '04 BSc (ALES). Anthony and...

Thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Augustana history professor Petr Mirejovsky on the fall of the Berlin Wall, and what that history can teach us today.

Augustana Weekly: February 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday! The first week of February has been packed full of events, and it's not looking like the rest of the month will slow down. Check...

New exhibit looks at structural colouration in nature, and how it can be applied to human technologies

The Living Colours exhibit at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus Library allows you to discover structural colour, use microscopes to...

Feb. 19 and 20: Tsēmā Igharas Artist Talk and Performance

Visiting performance artist Tsēmā Igharas will share her story and background surrounding the presentation, konts̱ets̱'i eł na'eneslus̱: An echo, I...

Cancelled: Elisa Harkins Artist Talk & Performance

*The February 25 Artist Talk has been cancelled. Elisa Harkins will not be presenting on February 26, but an alternate speaker is planned. Details...

Augustana Weekly: January 29, 2020

Happy Wednesday! January is almost over, can you believe it? The end of the month means that next week is the start of Black History Month, as well...

Living Colours Exhibition Opening Event

Explore the world of structural colour and its possibilities in this unique exhibition that connects the latest research in science, art and...

Community Service-Learning placements allow students to connect with and impact the Camrose community

By Melissa Wilk The impacts of Community Service-Learning (CSL) students are far-reaching, in the words of the Camrose Women's Shelter's Volunteer...

Remembering Coach Joe Voytechek

Our deepest condolences to the Voytechek family and Vikings Hockey Alumni on the passing of beloved Vikings Hockey Coach Emeritus, Joe Voytechek.

Vocal Masterclass with Caitlin Wood

Alberta-born Caitlin Wood has been making a name for herself in the vocal performance community throughout Canada, particularly in the world of...

Dr. Boyd enjoys giving back to the community

Augustana alumnae Dr. Charley Boyd reflects on her time spent at Augustana and Camrose, and the decisions that led her back to work as a family...

Augustana Weekly: January 22, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of classes in the three-week block! What will you do with all of your upcoming free time? The Augustana Weekly...

Men's Hockey Alumni Day at the Game

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your former teammates! Join us for the Vikings Hockey Alumni Day at the Game on February 8, 2020! The...

Every Child Can Workshop

The Augustana Conservatory of Music is excited to be hosting a Suzuki Every Child Can Workshop. The Suzuki method of music education was developed...

Holiday jingle "Baby it's cold outside" needs context before cancellation, says Augustana music professor

The popular holiday song has come under fire recently for being offensive and sexually exploitative but those claims become largely unfounded once...

Augustana Weekly: January 15, 2020

It's Wednesday, and it's cold. But don't fear! The Augustana Weekly is here to keep you warm and cozy. And give you information on a number of...

Terry Barber, Countertenor, Presents The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Join Terry as he sings show-stopping hits from 10 of the World's most beloved musicals, performing unique versions of songs from "Cats", "The...

Schoen Duo Recital: Borealis, the Winter Wind, and Zephyrus, the Spring Wind

The Schoen Duo (Kathleen Schoen, flutes, and Thomas Schoen, violins) will present a public recital entitled Borealis, the Winter Wind, and...

Augustana Weekly: January 8, 2020

Welcome back, and welcome to 2020! Check out today's Weekly for information on campus events (like the bookstore's textbook buyback days and an...

(CANCELLED) Craft Beer & Board Games (with the dean)

Recent grad? Craft beer fanatic? Dream of testing your board game skills with Augustana's new dean? If you answered yes to any of these, join us at...

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