Mar. 2013 - Change@UAlberta is launched. A website devoted to keeping the university community informed about strategic and financial changes taking place across the institution.
Mar. 2013 - The president asks the university community for input on the Letter of Expectation, a mandate letter from the Minister of Enterprise and Advanced Education.
Aug. 2013 - President Samarasekera launches a weekly bulletin for all employees. The bulletins are sent via email and posted on the University of Alberta's official blog, Colloquy. The president uses the bulletins to help keep the community up-to-date on university issues and to help inform them about the work of the leadership offices.
Mar. 2014 - The Offices of the Vice-President (University Relations) and the Vice-President (Facilities and Operations) host an Open Spaces symposium and Consultation process. Enabling a wide swath of the university community to share their thoughts on how space on our campus should be used.
Mar. 2014 - The Offices of the Vice-President (Advancement) and the Vice-President (University Relations) continue to build on the university's reputation for communications excellence. The portfolio wins ten Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VIII awards. The University of Alberta is the top award-winner in the District in 2014, winning 20 awards overall for communications and marketing excellence. The university wins the highest number of CASE communications awards in the district, which includes more than 130 post-secondary institutions in western Canada and the United States.
June 2014 - The Office of the Provost and the Students Union work closely together to develop a proposal for a fall reading week. The proposal is put before General Faculties Council and is passed.
Sept. 2014 - Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Carl Amrhein and Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Phyllis Clark consult with the Graduate Students' Association Council regarding tuition fees for Sept. 2015.
Oct. 2014 - Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Carl Amrhein meets with the Students' Union Council.