“The choice of colours for the university accepted at this meeting—Green and Gold—are peculiarly adapted for the purpose for which they have been accepted. The choice of this beautiful and at the same time infrequent combination was based on an appropriate symbolism—the Green representing the wide stretches of verdant prairie—and flanked by the deep spruce forests of the Province—while the Gold prefigures the golden harvests that are Alberta’s boast.” —Minutes of the first University of Alberta Senate Meeting, October 13, 1908
When the prairie green turns to harvest gold, there’s a special feeling of excitement, of expectancy, at the University of Alberta. New and returning students feel it. So do our faculty, staff and alumni the world over. As Henry Marshall Tory once put it, “There is wine in the air … great things are about to happen … again.” Here’s some of what September has to offer.