Winter 2012/13

Your Letters

Student Connections

I just want to reiterate how much I like New Trail. The design is sleek and the writing is inspirational. Makes me very proud to be a University of Alberta student. Moreover, I read Nikita-Kiran’s interview, [“New Kid on Campus,” page 6, Autumn 2012] and immediately contacted her. I’ve helped start up The Wanderer Online, a seven-days-per-week online publication and soon-to-be physical magazine led by about 30 U of A students, and would love to see Nikita-Kiran on the team!

Emerson Csorba, student

It Has Been Our Pleasure

I would like to thank the staff of the New Trail magazine for the excellent service they provide with the magazine. It has been several years now that I’ve been kept up to date with the latest news of my beloved university.

Stephan Neumair, ’04 BA, São Paulo, Brazil

How the Garden Grew

I have just finished my Spring 2012 issue and must compliment you on your outstanding publication. As alumni, we feel very connected to the U of A through your articles and class notes, and mark the passage of time through the obituaries. For a future article, may I suggest the Devonian Botanic Garden. I worked summers there from 1961 to 1963, during its formative years, and, having just returned from a garden tour of London and Cornwall, I can see where the concepts of the many features that we were developing came from! Again, good on you and keep up the excellent work.

James English, ’65 DDS, Nanoose Bay, B.C.

From Twitter

Just read New Trail and am so impressed by the great people featured. Well done @UAlberta! I'm proud to be an alum & student.

Marcela Madeville @MsBrightIdea

Another great article from @UofA_Alumni New Trail. This time on grads who blog … Now when are you going to do podcasters?

Erin E. Fraser @erinefraser

Help celebrate our alumni

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Alumni Recognition Awards, which honour alumni who have distinguished themselves — and their alma mater — through contributions to their profession and to the community at large.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on Sept. 25, as part of Alumni Weekend. Nomination forms can be found in the centre of this issue or online at A list of past winners is also online. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 25.

Write to Us

We would like to hear your comments about the magazine. Send us your letters by email or post to: New Trail, Office of Alumni Relations, University of Alberta, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 Canada. Letters may be edited for length or clarity.