Campus Forum - 19 March

President Indira Samarasekera invites all faculty, staff, and students to a campus forum on the afternoon of Mar. 19, where she will present highlights from the Comprehensive Institutional Plan and the 2014-2015 institutional budget. She will review how the Speech from the Throne and provincial budget will affect institutional planning for next year. She will share the progress the university has made -- and the goals remaining -- on the institutional change agenda and action plan. 

The president would also like to hear from community members and has set aside time at the forum for questions and comments. 

All staff, students and faculty are encouraged to attend. The president has requested managers and supervisors give interested staff the time  to attend if possible. 

Campus Forum 
Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
ECHA L1-490
 (Edmonton Clinic Health Academy – basement level) 

For those who cannot attend in person the forum will be livestreamed at Change@UAlberta.   

Budget roundtables – have your say

University staff and students are invited to participate in roundtable discussions with senior leadership. President Indira Samarasekera, Acting Provost Martin Ferguson-Pell and VP Finance and Administration Phyllis Clark will each hold a one-hour roundtable session over the next month and a half in order to discuss budget planning decisions and to listen to community members’ ideas. Roundtables are open to anyone in the university community. However, as space is limited to 24 participants per session, please email if you would like to attend.

Session 1
Acting Provost and Vice President (Academic) Martin Ferguson-Pell
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
3:15 – 4:15 PM
SAB 3-07

Session 2
Vice-President Finance and Administration
Phyllis Clark
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 AM
SAB 3-07

Session 3
President Indira Samarasekera
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 PM
SAB 3-07

University of Alberta community given until September to revise LOE

From the Edmonton Journal, April 12 2013: 

President Samarasekera describes yesterday's meeting with the Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education as "very constructive", indicating that the university community now has the opportunity “to completely reconstruct the letters of expectation by September.”

Campus Forum

President Samarasekera will hold a Campus Forum on April 19, 2013 to update the community on:

  • revised budget planning for 2013-14
  • meetings with government, and
  • the Board of Governors retreat (scheduled for April 16-18)

All employees and students are invited to attend. Please register for this event.

Campus Forum
Friday April 19, 2013
10 - 11 am
1 - 440 CCIS (Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science)

The forum will also be livestreamed


In order to better organize the thoughtful ideas we have been receiving about the change process, we have added a link to IdeaScale, a platform for sharing, voting on and discussing ideas.

IdeaScale gives you more options for participating in the process and having your voice heard. You can submit an original idea, comment on the ideas of others and vote for the ideas you like. The more comments or votes an idea receives, the higher it is ranked.

In order to participate on the IdeaScale site, you will be asked to create an IdeaScale account. You may use your UAlberta email address and your real name. However, participants may also remain anonymous or adopt a pseudonym, should they so choose.

We have gathered many of the relevant thoughts submitted to Colloquy and sorted them into different themes:

  • Institutional strengths
  • Budget
  • MOU/Letter of expectation

IdeaScale is where community members can talk about solutions. Colloquy remains the place for in-depth discussion and debate.

Please take a moment to browse through the ideas on IdeaScale, add your comments, or vote for the ones you like. You can submit new ideas as well.

The third theme, Letter of Expectation, was initially open until Sunday April 7th at midnight. The theme was then temporarily closed so that ideas could be gathered and submitted to the senior administrative team before thier April 11th meeting with the Ministry of Enterprise and Advanced Education.

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